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Ritchey Ascent

The new Ascent is more adaptable than ever. The frame is tig-welded with heat-treated, triple-butted Ritchey Logic steel tubing that features rack and fender mounts and a multi-purpose mount under the downtube, while a new Ritchey steel fork offers up multi-purpose, rack, fender and dynamo light mounts. Other notable features of the new Ritchey Ascent include post-mount brake compatibility, 148mm spacing and an external seat collar.

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Prices start at 2290 for a frameset


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Description

We warmly welcome the legendary Ascent back into the Ritchey line-up. Inspired by the experiences of life, the new Ritchey Ascent invites you to chase your own life experiences out on those unexplored passes, winding roads and endless trails. The adventurous soul of the of the original Ascent remains, while expanding its adaptability with modern features and much-requested details.

Tom Ritchey loves experiencing all sorts of bicycle adventures – especially dirt – seeking out winding dirt roads, cruising along gravel lanes, and ripping flowy singletrack. He designed this latest version of the Ascent to be a do-it-all adventure bike so that others can share the same thrills of adventure while also enjoying the renowned Ritchey ride experience.

Throw a mountain bike bar on it and some 27.5″ wheels for more trail-oriented adventures. Or ride it with drop bars and 29″ wheels for some longer distance rough road riding. However you choose to roll, your riding possibilities are limitless atop the new Ritchey Ascent.

Includes rack and fender mounts, 3 multi-purpose mounts (2 fork, 1 frame) and threaded crown port
Features the new Ritchey steel fork with an 1-1/8″ straight steerer
Fits 27.5″ or 29″ wheels and tires

Frame
Material: heat-treated, triple-butted Ritchey Logic steel tubing – TIG welded
Rack and fender mounts
Ultra-light forged and machined straight 1-1/8″ headtube
WCS headset included (upper IS42/28.6 – 16mm stack height | lower IS42/30)
BOOST 148mm spacing (12mm alloy thru-axle included)
Replaceable stainless-steel derailleur hanger
27.2mm seat tube with replaceable seat collar (max torque setting: 6Nm)
Front derailleur clamp size: 28.6mm (max torque setting: 2.5Nm) – not included
Bottom bracket: 73mm – English threaded
Can accommodate 1X or 2X chainrings (Side Swing front derailleur required for double)
Crankset min/max ring size – single: 38t / double: 36/24t
External cable routing (continuous housing)
Bottle mounts: 2
Multi-purpose mount underside of downtube
Fork
Ritchey steel fork with multi-purpose, rack, fender and threaded crown port
1-1/8″ straight steerer
BOOST 110mm spacing (15mm alloy thru-axle included)
Steerer length: 300mm
Axle-crown: 435mm
Rake/Offset: 52mm
Fork max payload: 3kg per side
Tire Compatibility
Wheel and tire compatibility: 27.5″ x 2.6″ or 29″ x 2.6″ (depending on tire/rim manufacturer)
Frame max spacing: 78mm
Fork max spacing: 78mm

Brake Compatibility
Post-mount brakes: 180mm max front rotor / 160mm max rear rotor

Details

Sizes: S / M / L / XL
Frame weight: 2400g (size L – w/o thru-axle)
Fork weight: 1125g (with uncut steerer / not including axle)
Color: Sierra Red

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