Ritte Cycles Unleashes the Ace Performance Road Feb 3, 2015


I like the looks and body language of this bike. The Ritte Ace is taking over the road racing lineup, utilizing true one-piece monocoque construction, positive molding with a T700/T1000 Carbon Layup and integrated Di2 or mechanical cabling setups. Because bigger is better, the Ace will also fit 25mm – 28mm tires, depending on rim width and manufacturer’s specs.

Not everything is new with the Ace, however. Ritte adopted the geometry from their Vlaanderen model for familiar handling. See more specs and photos below.



Here’s all the info from Ritte:

The Ritte Cycles Ace
MSRP: $2,700
Sizes Available: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
Colors Available: Matte Black, Gloss White, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Dark Red
Bottom Bracket: PressFit30
Seatpost: 31.6 Full carbon (included)
Seat Collar Clamp: 34.9 (Included)
Front Derailleur: Braze-on


True Monocoque – Unlike most framesets, which are made in three or more separately molded pieces, the Ace is made as one main structure, with no hard joints or seams.


Positive Molding – The Ace utilizes the most up-to-date molding process with an hard inner mold and bladder system, resulting in higher carbon compaction and more uniform wall density.


Interchangeable Di2/Mechanical – Now Di2 and mechanical cabling is cleaner-looking and easier to route with specially de- signed inserts.


25+ Tire Clearance – The Ace can accept the biggest possible tires that a standard brake caliper can clear. Every brand’s 25s and many 28s can fit.


T700/T1000 Carbon Layup – the highest possible grade of car- bon that can be practically used on a road frame.

Ace Geometry

Grounded Geometry – The Ace uses the same well-tested, much-loved geometry from the Vlaanderen for confident, precise handling and stable descending.

  • Jimmy

    Something something don’t make their own frames, selling hype, etc.

    I think it looks gotdamn gorgeous

    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      What Ritte is doing is important. Not as important as building frames domestically, IMO, but important in the sense that they’re making performance frames that compete with the bigger companies. I did however like it when their ti / stainless bikes were made in the USA.

      • Jimmy

        For sure, my comment was tongue in cheek. Ritte obviously isn’t trying to sucker people into buying some hyped up chinarello, they’re honest and forward about the product they sell. And I agree that I enjoy the notion of these bikes holding their own as high performance road racers against the big profile skunkworkz type brands.

        • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

          Totally! I knew what you meant.

      • Tommaso Gomez

        I don’t think it makes much sense to build carbon frames in the USA. China has a really strong garment industry and the skill set required for cutting and laying carbon fiber is similar to making garments. We don’t really have a garment industry in the USA so it’s difficult to manufacture carbon frames in higher volumes and compete on cost. On the other hand, custom ti/steel frames require a unique skill set and a personal touch. If that’s what you’re looking for, than it makes sense to choose a local builder or a builder that you know well.

  • Papi

    What are “de- signed inserts”? The inserts used to have signs on them, and now they have been removed?

  • http://www.andrew-hoffman.com/ andrewdewey

    That dark blue palette is incredible. Good luck to Ritte.

  • Matt


  • Ultra_Orange

    I don’t know what I’m looking at but it is many shades of pretty