Tom Ritchey began welding his own mountain bike frames in the 1970’s establishing himself as one of the original pioneers of the sport. Currently, Ritchey continues to manufacture no-nonsense framesets that are throwbacks to the highest quality bicycle frames available at a time when bicycles were still built in a welding jig. Ritchey is also known for their “Break-Away” model, which many riders believe is the best foldable road bike in the world. However, the bulk of Ritchey’s reputation stems from the companies aftermarket component offerings. When putting together a new bicycle, choosing a Ritchey handlebar, stem, and seatpost is a no-brainer for many avid cyclists. The quality to price ratio is second to none, but just as importantly, Ritchey components look pretty damn good on any bicycle.




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At Contender Bicycles, our best tools for selling bikes are the people who ride them. Each of us on staff has extensive experience riding bikes across many brands. Blake Vatne is our expert on Ritchey bicycles. To contact Blake regarding any questions on Ritchey bikes, email him at blake@contenderbicycles.com or call him at the shop.

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