Ritte Bicycles (United States) - Press Release: Ritte’s all new steel rides are here! We're very excited to share these with you, and finally spill all the details. In conjunction with partners such as legendary custom frame builder Tom Kellogg, tube maker Reynolds, and fork manufacturer Enve, the new Ritte steel series was agonized over through many iterations and refinements to put together a package combining classic looks with all modern features.
In Tom's words - "These bikes feel natural and instinctive. The rider will notice the bike less and the feeling it provides more. These are bikes that deliver the pure exhilaration and enjoyment of cycling.”
Check out the new Ritte Phantom Allroad and Ritte Satyr Gravel.
Elegant, silky, potent - the most desirable of human characteristics, now distilled into a machine. Welcome to our most capable road bike, your most capable road bike.
The Phantom is our new All-Road bike. It’s got race pedigree in a package built out of custom specified Reynolds 725 tubing and designed by UCI World Championship winning frame builder Tom Kellogg. Aggressive does not need to mean harsh - we wanted a bike that smooths out the road in a way that only a silken Phantom could without losing the tenacity of a true road machine. This unique combination of geometry, tubing, and clearance for 32c tires ensure this is the first bike you reach for on any adventure.
Further outfitted with a T47 bottom bracket shell that allows room for entirely internal cable routing, flat mount disc brakes, and 12mm thru axles the Phantom accelerates and brakes with a potency admired by any racer. We dressed this two wheeled apparition in a paint scheme befitting of it’s elegance, so as not to overly intimidate any of its stablemates.
For the first time, the new Ritte Phantom is available as a complete bike or a frameset. We’ve got three stock build packages to choose from - with your choice of gearing and cockpit sizes. Available to be configured immediately in the bicycle builder on Ritte's website.
But don’t think you cant put your own spin on things - we know that any rider exuding enough class to own one of these Phantoms is going to be a person of great brilliance and creativity. For that reason, we are proud to offer completely custom builds and paintwork. Our wrenches and paint booth are ready to create to your specifications.
The only thing these bikes can’t do, yet, is ride themselves. We’ll leave the Fun and Glory to you.
Shipping the second week of January.
The road hasn’t always been paved. In fact, there haven’t always been roads. Or paths. Or tracts. Or trails. Somewhere along the way we became less rugged, more fearful of the woods and the desert. We became serious and conservative, riding for structured training rather than fun. It’s time to balance it all out - the racing, the training, the wooded adventures.
The Satyr was a mythical forest creature known to the Romans as a woodland God (and a bit of a party animal), and it’s also the newest Ritte. The embodiment of fun and rowdiness, the Satyr was a man built atop the legs of a goat. And climb like a goat the new Satyr does. It goes down smooth too, with geometry influenced by Tom Kellogg’s years of designing frames for championship winning racers mixed with his dirt riding prowess.
Taking cues from our All-Road Phantom, the Satyr dials it up to 11. But you’d expect nothing less, this thing’s got horns! The Satyr clears a 700x43c tire to tackle tough terrain, but it turns in with an eagerness many road bikes can’t match. It’s equipped with a T47 bottom bracket and internal cable routing, to keep your cables protected through the harshest conditions. Flat mount disc brakes with thru axles front and rear keep you in control. The Enve gravel fork up front provides direct, confident steering input and comes in differing rakes to suit each frame size perfectly. The Satyr’s custom Reynolds tubeset is stiff where you need it, but tames the trail chatter in a manner that only steel can accomplish.
From the dirt roads of the Berkshires to the back country trails of the Sierra Nevadas, the Satyr has been in testing all year proving it’s capabilities. It’s the bike that truly can ride right out the front door - road to trail it gallops along happily, easily earning it’s name.
The Satyr is the wild side of your drop bar stable, just begging you to turn every ride into a party. Egging you on - “slide into that corner,” “jump those roots,” “send it down that chute.” Is it a gravel bike? You could call it that. We just call it a bike for fun (and glory).
Shipping the second week of January.