As one of the longest standing names in the mountain bike industry, Ritchey is a brand that many of you will be familiar with in one way or another. Chances are that you’ve owned a mountain or road bike over the years that has had some kind of component with a Ritchey label on it (we know we have). Despite having been in the game for over forty years now though, the American company still continues to innovate its range of handlebars, stems, wheels, tyres and accessories.
Of course, Tom Ritchey first started out welding beautiful steel mountain bike frames, and thankfully, elegant steel frames still make up much of Ritchey’s offerings today. In fact, we reviewed the Timberwolf trail hardtail not long ago. With a 150mm travel fork, 27.5in wheels and slack geometry, the Timberwolf has emerged as the most contemporary hardtail to come out of the Ritchey stable. To match the fun-loving direction of the Timberwolf, Ritchey had a slew of new trail-oriented products on display at Eurobike 2016, in addition to their typically lightweight XC and road components.