Ritchey Unveils their New Outback Break-Away Carbon All-Road Frameset Sep 21, 2017

Inspired by the Break-Away Carbon Road and Mount Cross, the new Outback Break-Away gives riders the stopping power of disc brakes, with clearances for larger tires and a road bike geometry, ideal for taking on long days on mixed terrain. These framesets are the epitome of Ritchey’s design ethos, in a modern, lightweight and practical package. I’ve seen one in person and the construction alone merits the pricepoint, which comes in around $3,150. You can see more details at Ritchey.

  • Too ritchey for my blood. yes i’m a dad.

  • AaronBenjamin

    I wonder if the frame can come apart without unbolting the caliper?

    • RITCHEY LOGIC

      Sure can if you’re running mechanical brakes. There’s stops on the other side of the down tube where the brake cable can be coupled.

  • trololo

    on a somewhat related note it’d be super sick if Ritchey offered their custom paint options on the steel breakaways

    • aaron

      they do! give Rick at D&D cycles in San Lorenzo a holler. He did/does all their heritage paintjobs.

      • trololo

        wow, thanks for the lead!

        • Steve Reynolds

          I have a BRAND New 60cm Breakaway Cross, painted by Rick at D&D in a custom design. I would really like to get this new BA Outback. Please post here and I’ll hit you up with details, or post picture later.

      • RITCHEY LOGIC

        Thanks, Aaron! Rick is the only painter we work with and have done so since day one. He’s the best!

  • Eric Hancock

    The construction looks amazing. But I don’t understand the geometry. Really long and low.

    • Chris W

      I have an S&S bike with a huge head tube (~210mm). It makes it a bit tricky to shove in the case, need to take the fork out.

      So that may have been a consideration for the short stack.

  • skunk ape

    This might be the perfect “gravel” frame. I might have to sell my RLT9… Damn.