A Look at the New Ritchey Break-Away Outback TandM Tandem


A Look at the New Ritchey Break-Away Outback TandM Tandem

It’s tandemonium! Ritchey‘s Break-Away is an industry-leading travel system and this year, it made its way into a tandem, dubbed the TandM. Let’s check this unique offering out in detail below.

The TandM is named after Tom Ritchey and his wife, Martha. T and M. They would travel the world riding a tandem, so Tom designed the Outback TandM to fit into two travel cases, allowing owners to not only travel with a tandem but to do so without paying hefty airline checked bicycle fees. The team at Ritchey have been working on this for some time now.

There is a long list of specifications…

-Material: heat-treated, triple-butted Ritchey Logic steel tubing – TIG welded
-Fork: triple-butted Ritchey Logic steel tubing
-1-1/8” straight steerer with integrated 45-degree crown race
-Rack and fender mounts
-IS51 brake mounts / 203 max rotor size
-Housing stops on down tube optimized for mechanical brake coupling
-Hydraulic brake compatible (please see brake manufacturer recommendation for traveling with hydraulic brakes)
-Ultra-light forged and machined straight 1-1/8” headtube
-WCS headset included
-145mm Quick Release
-Forged dropout with Integrated derailleur hanger
-27.2mm seat tube with integrated seat collar
-Bottom bracket: 68mm – English threaded
-Designed for standard tandem gearing – stoker crank: 52/39/30T
-External cable routing
-Bottle mounts: 5
-Wheel and tire compatibility: 700 x 43mm
-Sizes: 1 size
-Frame weight: 5.02kg (3 sections of frame assembled in one piece)
-Fork weight: 1700g (uncut steerer)
-Color: Merlot, Creme & Indigo
-Break-Away travel cases (2) and padding included
-Hinge Clamps, rear brake cable connector and derailleur cable connectors included
-Price: €3099.00 / $2999.00

As you can see from the geometry, the TandM is an Outback model, tuned for all-road riding. Throw on some new Beacon handlebars and you’ve got a capable rig. Of course, you’d need other components too. ;-)

Top tube front (effective) 590
Top tube front (actual) 576
Top tube rear (effective) 725
Top tube rear (actual) 707
Seat tube front (c-t) 570
Seat tube front angle 73.5o
Seat tube rear (c-t) 460
Seat tube rear angle 73.5o
Head tube length 175
Head tube angle 71.5
BB drop 70
Chainstay 435
Wheelbase 1791
Standover height front 822
Standover height rear 756
Stack front 597
Reach front 411
Stack rear 597
Reach rear 1136
Fork rake 47
Axle to crown 395
Trail 71
Front-Center 641
Post diameter 27.2

Yes, the TandM comes with a steel fork!

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