After what seemed like a conspicuously, long absence from the bike scene, RITTE has returned with two new steel models called the Satyr and the Phantom, which were designed in partnership with legendary framebuilder Tom Kellogg and are aimed squarely at the gravel and all-road segments.
The Satyr gravel bike relies on Reynolds 725 tubing that was spec’d to RITTE’s liking, resulting in tube profiles designed to extract the best ride properties from the material based on frame size.
To keep things simple and reliable, the Satyr utilizes a threaded T47 bottom bracket, while ENVE’s gravel specific carbon fork keeps the front-end in check. Moreover, to further dial in the bike’s handling characteristics, RITTE also uses different fork rakes depending on the frame size.
Other features that highlight the Satyr are full internal cable routing, 12mm thru axles and flat mount disc brakes, 3 cage mounts (2 water bottle, one tool/keg type) and fender mounts, while providing enough clearance to accommodate tires as large as 700×43.
“From the dirt roads of the Berkshires to the backcountry trails of the Sierra Nevadas, the Satyr has been in testing all year proving its capabilities. It’s the bike that truly can ride right out the front door – road to trail it gallops along happily, easily earning its name'” says RITTE.
“The Satyr is the wild side of your drop bar stable, just begging you to turn every ride into a party. Egging you on – “slide into that corner,” “jump those roots,” “send it down that chute.” Is it a gravel bike? You could call it that. We just call it a bike for fun (and glory),” the brand adds.
The Satyr is available in six stock sizes, which can be purchased as a frameset only for $2,250, or as a complete bike starting at $3,800.
Custom paint is also an option.
The Phantom also employs the same Reynolds 725 tubing, along with a threaded T47 bottom bracket.
However, the gravel fork has been substituted in favor of ENVE’s road model, limiting maximum tire clearance to 32mm.
“The Phantom is our new All-Road bike. It’s got race pedigree in a package built out of custom specified Reynolds 725 tubing and designed by UCI World Championship winning frame builder Tom Kellogg. Aggressive does not need to mean harsh – we wanted a bike that smooths out the road in a way that only a silken Phantom could without losing the tenacity of a true road machine. This unique combination of geometry, tubing, and clearance for 32c tires ensure this is the first bike you reach for on any adventure,” explains RITTE.
Just like its gravel sibling, the Phantom is available in six stock sizes that can be purchased as a frameset only for $2,250, or as a complete bike with 2x builds starting at $3,800.
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