If you read my review of the 2020 Ritchey Outback, you’ll remember I was quite smitten with its ultra-smooth ride quality over rough terrain. Along with a completely redesigned frame, the Outback’s fork saw an overhaul that was just as impressive. Ritchey did a great job of keeping the fork blades appropriately sized for the Outback’s steel tubing, which made for an aesthetically pleasing and extremely comfortable ride. We’re happy to report that the Ritchey WCS Adventure Fork—the same fork that is specced on the Outback—is available for aftermarket purchase, but in a UD Matte Carbon finish instead of the Outback’s Guac y Crema green.
The carbon monocoque Ritchey WCS Adventure Fork is designed to deliver a high level of comfort without sacrificing practical features like Anything cage mounts and fender compatibility. The fork uses flat-mount brakes, a 12x100mm thru-axle (with 15mm conversion kits available), and is compatible with 140mm and 160mm rotors. Although Ritchey states you can run a front rack, it’s missing a front fork crown mount or hole, so you’ll likely have to get creative with rack adapters to make it work.
- 1-1/8″ straight steerer with integrated 45-degree crown race
- Steerer length: 300mm
- Axle-Crown: 393mm
- Rake/Offset: 50mm
- Spacing: 60mm
- Wheel compatibility: 700c / 650b
- Fork max payload: 3kg per side
- Weight: 445g (with uncut steerer / not including axle)
- Color: matte UD carbon finish
Ritchey’s new fork has just been added to our massive list of utility forks (forks with bottle cage mounts), which also saw a complete update earlier this month. Check that out here.
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