Ritchey Outback

Eurobike 2016: Ritchey Outback Adventure Bike

Ritchey just released the new Outback adventure bike. (And I mean really “just” released…they just took possession of this less than one week ago.) The Outback is designed to be, “equally at home in the dirt as on the pavement.” It’s a gravel racer, but is plenty worthy of your less competitive pursuits, too.

Its geometry features a longer wheelbase than its Swiss Cross sibling, as well as a lower bottom bracket. Of course it does, because that adds more stability and comfort…where ‘cross bikes are all about fast and racing.

Ritchey Outback

Built from beautiful heat treaded Logic steel tubing with direction- and location-specific double butting, the Outback features a 70mm bottom bracket drop that adds some better off-road handling characteristics, but it’s still high enough so as to not hit too much of the stuff we like to ride over. It has enough room in the fork for 40mm tires, and it has front and rear thru-axles.

Let’s take a look, shall we?

Ritchey Outback

Ritchey Outback

The integrated headset cup is a thing of beauty.

 

WCS Alpine JB Tire

The Outback features the new Ritchey WCS Alpine JB tyres with the depressed (in a good way) tread.

Ritchey Outback

Ritchey Outback

The beautiful green sits nicely among Ritchey’s off-road brethren the black and red Swiss Cross bikes.

Ritchey Outback

Ritchey Outback

More clean and beautiful functionality.

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