DEAN'S ALL AMERICAN RITCHEY DREAM MACHINE

 

HISTORY

Inspired by the Rapha Continental builds, this Ritchey Road Logic has been designed to be ridden hard and across all sorts of terrain. Kitted up in the finest wares of the great U S and A, the complete build tops out at a respectable 8kg. Not bad for steel eh?

Built with the #steelisreal philosophy in mind, it rides as good as it looks. The Ritchey pays homage to the golden days of cycling where discs were used only for mad tunes and gumwalls were on everything. This fine Ritchey has already earned a new personal best time up the 1/20, proving that it's not just the lean legs at play. There's not much else to say other than it's one of the comfiest rides I've ever ridden, almost like riding a couch if that was possible.

BUILD SPEC.

FRAME: Ritchey Logic Frameset featuring Ritchey's own triple-butted steel tubeset in gun metal grey. Size is a 53cm

GROUPSET: SRAM (use the) Force 22 groupset, 50/34 paired with the return of the infamous 11-32t cassette for when you have the urge to do Baw Baw repeats

COCKPIT: Ritchey 4 Axis Matrix Carbon Stem and Ritchey "Wet Black" Evo Curve bars wrapped in Rapha x Cinelli bartape

SEATPOST: Ritchey SuperLogic carbon seat post for super comfort

SADDLE: Specialized Romin Evo 155

WHEELS: HED Belgiums laced to pink Chris King r45 with CX Sapim spokes 24/28

TYRES: Vittoria Open Corsa Graphene 25c

PEDALS: Speedplay Zero Stainless Steel

 

Shot on location at Village Green Park a.k.a the Coliseo di Cyclocross, VIC. Words by Dean, photos by Adrian.

 
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