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  • The Ritchey Guide to Butted Steel for Bicycle Frames

    Double butting. Triple butting. Steel butts. Chicken butts. It may sound funny but butting is serious business and means a lot for your riding. Read up here to learn all about steel tube butting.

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  • Ritchey at 50 - A Timeline

    Part history lesson and part celebration of the 50-year anniversary of when Tom first welded up his own bicycle frame – at 16-years old – here's a comprehensive timeline of the history of Ritchey.

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  • Ritchey – 50 Years of Creating, Innovating, and Inspiring

    2022 marks the 50th anniversary of Ritchey. Join us as we celebrate the trail Tom blazed and his influence on what we all ride today.

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  • Adventure Above the Clouds In Taiwan

    Crossing frigid rivers, bounding across sharp rocks, and climbing above the clouds - Alex and his friends find bikepacking adventure in Taiwan.

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  • Introducing Certified Ritchey Assemblers

    The new Certified Ritchey Assembler program is a collection of shops around Europe and the United Kingdom that offer their communities outstanding service and expert builds of Ritchey frames with legendary Ritchey components. Support your local shop!

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  • Seeking Redemption For Lost Rides

    After an aborted attempt to conquer the Arctic Circle Trail by fat bike in 2019 and emerging from 18 months of Covid19 restrictions, Joel seeks some redemption on a local bikepacking trip.

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  • Introducing the 2021 Ritchey Ascent

    Way back in 2015, the original Ritchey Ascent was one of the first true gravel/bikepacking rigs presented to the market. Today, we're thrilled to announce a new Ascent for 2021. The new Ascent builds upon the original bike by adding updates for the modern demands of bikepacking and adventure riding. Check it out!

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  • All The Right Ratios: The perfect ride is close to home

    We first noticed Jordan and his adventures in the Kiwi Beervet bike packing/pub visiting trip in the 20th Anniversary Edition of Single Track magazine and asked him to share more. Instead of waiting for another well-organized out-of-town tour, he said why not keep in tune with the current climate and pay closer attention to the wide range of riding options available from his front door.

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