For those of you that follow the golden rule of “N+1” when it comes to bikes, now you have a bike specifically for Taco Tuesday. After all, a good ride should finish with chips, gauc and some margaritas. Now don’t take that comment the wrong way, I think it is a pretty sharp looking bike and won’t be out of style in a few years!
The 2020 Ritchey Outback now offers up several practical and adaptable features that offer riders the ability to chase epic ride experiences and backroad adventures beyond the end of the road and the end of the day. Bring on gravel cycling! Big time clearance for 700c x 48mm or 650b x 2.0in tires opens up a whole new world of possibilities including some pretty rugged trails. Rack and fender mounts help to keep things dry and expand the load-carrying capacity for longer bikepacking adventures. The frame accepts flat-mount disc calipers, and the new all-carbon fiber Ritchey Adventure Fork with multi-purpose mounts on the legs gives you more places to stow the supplies you gather at the last cafe.
If you want to understand who the new Outback is pitched at, just look to the 453 mm chainstay length. The chainstay is 16 mm longer than the previous (and already long) Outback, and really shows that this bike is designed to be a long and stable machine that offers a smooth ride and plenty of heel clearance if you’re using panniers.
Tom Ritchey rides about 10,000 miles (16,000 km) per year, and most of that is off-road. Combine that with his more than 40 years of designing and building bicycles, and it’s no wonder the Outback has become an icon in the gritty world of gravel and adventure bikes.
Painstakingly TIG-welded with proprietary triple-butted Ritchey Logic steel tubing, the Outback frame delivers the legendary Ritchey ride quality that’s resilient over the harshest terrain and delightfully responsive when you want to open it up.
Learn more at us.ritcheylogic.com.