DEAN'S ALL AMERICAN RITCHEY DREAM MACHINE
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.
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.