If there’s one thing Tom Ritchey knows, it’s dirt. When he first designed the Ritchey Ultra hardtail mountain bike he knew it would appeal to riders who demand specific ride characteristics and dirt slaying — and that was in the 1980’s!
Well, good design withstands the test of time, and the latest iteration of the Ritchey Ultra is a prime example. Like its predecessor from 30 years ago, the new Ritchey Ultra occupies a unique ride space for cross-country riders looking to get rowdy and go big.
The Ritchey Ultra is designed around an 120mm travel fork and can accommodate 29er or 27.5+ wheels, with max tire width at 2.4 and 2.8 respectively. Other features include internal routing for a dropper post, boost 148×12 rear spacing, ultra-light forged and machined tapered head tube, and an integrated 1.5” tapered drop in headset.
Frame material is Ritchey Logic steel tubing, and available sizes are S (15″), M (17″), and L (19″). There’s also a replaceable stainless steel derailleur hanger, and the bike can accommodate 1X or 2X drivetrains. Frame color is Sierra Slate. Price is $999.
Ritchey Ultra Geometry: Click to Enlarge
Learn more at us.ritcheylogic.com.