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Ultra Team Edition Frameset



When Tom first designed the Ultra he knew it would appeal to riders who demand specific ride characteristics and dirt-slaying only he could deliver – and that was in the 1980s! Good design withstands the test of time, and the latest iteration of the Ultra is a prime example. Like its predecessor from 30 years prior, the new Ultra occupies a unique ride space from cross-country riders looking to get rowdy and go big to enduro riders lusting for some all-mountain shredding.

In homage to all of the great racers who have won upon Ritchey bicycles over the years, we introduce the Ultra Team Edition. Wrapped in the legendary red, white and blue paint, the Ultra Team Edition draws inspiration from these past winners while inspiring legions of modern mountain bikers around the world. Designed around a 120mm travel fork and super stable Boost 148 spacing, most of the fun is in the wheels. Designed to accommodate 29” or 27.5” wheels, the Ultra is highly versatile. Throw on some 29s for some trail-smashing XC riding, or saddle up some 27.5+ for some serious no-holds-barred shredding. The Ultra is a rough and rugged trail master that doesn’t know when to quit.

  • Compatible with 27.5 x 2.8 and 29 x 2.4 tires
  • Internal routing for a dropper post
  • Boost 148x12 rear spacing

Tech Specs

Materialheat-treated, triple-butted Ritchey Logic steel tubing - TIG welded
Ultra-light forged and machined tapered head tube
Headsetintegrated - 1.5” tapered
WCS headset included (upper IS42/28.6 - 16mm stack height | lower IS52/40)
Headset upper bearing41.8mm OD / IS42/28.6 (S.H.I.S.)
Headset lower bearing52mm OD / IS52/40 (S.H.I.S.)
Seat tube clamp size34.9mm (2.5Nm max for derailleur clamps and chain guides)
30.9mm seat tube with stealth dropper routing and replaceable seat collar
Bottom bracket73mm - English threaded
BOOST cranks must be used for proper 52mm chainline
Crankset maximum ring size38T single - 26/36T double 
Designed for 1X or 2X chainrings (Side Swing front derailleur required for double)
Recommended tire size27.5x2.4 (2.8 max) or 29x2.25 (2.4 max) - tire size varies by rim and tire manufacturer
Post-mount rear brake160mm (180mm max - adaptors available separately)
SizesS (15") / M (17") / L (19") / XL (20.5")
Weight2.57kg (L/19")
ColorTeam Edition Red/White/Blue Fade
BOOST 148mm spacing (12mm alloy thru-axle included)
Optimized for 120mm (BOOST) suspension travel fork or 500mm axle-crown rigid fork
External cable routing
Replaceable stainless-steel derailleur hanger

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