Posted by Lucas Winzenburg
After a long period of relative quiet, Ritte is back with a pair of brand new bikes, created in collaboration with renowned frame builder Tom Kellogg, who brought his more than four decades of building insight to the design table.
Their Satyr caught our eye, a flashy steel gravel bike with Reynolds tubing and an ENVE carbon fork, 700x43mm tire clearance, triple cage mounts, and a T47 bottom bracket, just to name a few of its features that will likely appeal to bikepackers, especially those looking to go fast and light on a variety of rugged roads.
Earnings its name from the forest creature from Greek and Roman mythology, Ritte says the new Satyr is the “embodiment of fun and rowdiness,” and adds, “…the Satyr was a man built atop the legs of a goat. And climb like a goat the new Satyr does.”
Adding to the Satyr’s custom look and feel, different tube diameters and wall thicknesses were used throughout the size run (50-58cm), as well as differing fork rakes, all optimized for the most tuned ride characteristics and handling.
Satyr Quick Specs
- Reynolds 725 tubing
- ENVE carbon fork
- T47 bottom bracket
- Full internal cable routing
- Flat mount disc brakes
- 43 mm tire clearance
- Triple cage mounts
- Fender mounts
Ritte’s Satyr is available for $2,250 as a frameset, or as a complete build starting from $3,800, and will begin shipping during the second week of January. Visit Ritte.cc to learn more about the Satyr (as well as the all-new Phantom) or place an order.