Ritte Bike! 2013 Vlaanderen

by Pedals   April 10, 2013  

I was in Morrissons doing a lunch time shop and saw a chap wandering the isles with this delectable looking bike! (http://rittecycles.com/carbon/vlaanderen-2013/) Never seen one before but it looked super swish! Does anyone no anything about Ritte Bikes or own one?
I was trying not to stare at it to much but i was transfixed!

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wait, he was walking around in the supermarket with his bike? What anarchy is this?

posted by Al__S [815 posts]
10th April 2013 - 18:34

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I have to walk round Morrisons with my bike as they don't provide cycle parking. That said mines a Felt so can't help s with the original post

posted by crash144019 [47 posts]
10th April 2013 - 19:12

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Nice looking bikes. From what i've seen, they're a small American company who mostly offer high end custom carbon bikes and frames.. Not sure bout their reputation or quality as I've only ever seen one here but if they're speccing it with SRAM Red from what I can see in the pic above then they're going to be fairly high up there in terms of quality. I can see why he didn't want it to leave his sight.

There's a great story online about the guy who started the company. Google "Tour of Flanders 1919"

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posted by SpeshRider7287 [75 posts]
10th April 2013 - 19:13

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Al__S wrote:
wait, he was walking around in the supermarket with his bike? What anarchy is this?

It was Morrissons in Salford which may answer your question! Wink haha

The picture doesnt really do it justice! I followed him round for a while trying to be inconspicuous and see the spec but i was unsuccessful!

posted by Pedals [40 posts]
10th April 2013 - 19:38

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I don't know much about these bikes, but the CycleLab in hackney (http://www.cyclelab.co.uk/) carries them. I think they might to UK distribution for Ritte, but not sure...

posted by alsothings [29 posts]
10th April 2013 - 20:10

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Yeah, I'd be wary of leaving my battered old GT outside mozzers in Salford, let alone that bad boy!

posted by farrell [1786 posts]
11th April 2013 - 11:23

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Does anybody else start to think of the chocolate bars after reading the name?

posted by farrell [1786 posts]
11th April 2013 - 11:24

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Haven't you guys seen Ritte behind the peloton?

Funniest thing.

Feed zone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2oYddXY_vQ
Puncture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfCViwFd02g

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1734 posts]
11th April 2013 - 12:33

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7744 posts]
11th April 2013 - 20:48

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I saw a few people come into Cadence in Crystal Palace with various models of these. They look hot. Very pretty paint designs.

posted by bashthebox [762 posts]
11th April 2013 - 21:41

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Ohhh crap. You seen the new Muur model? CF main tubes & fork, stainless steel lugs & rear triangle. I could see my credit card taking a beating for this!

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice...

posted by notfastenough [3646 posts]
11th April 2013 - 23:46

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My local shop stock these and they do look very nice, researched them and found this thread in weight weenies : http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=74005&hilit...

posted by Amos [44 posts]
12th April 2013 - 7:18

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I'm selling mine in the classified if you really want to try one out! Wink

posted by DavidWhitney [7 posts]
12th April 2013 - 8:10

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DavidWhitney wrote:
I'm selling mine in the classified if you really want to try one out! Wink

Unfortunately, your timing's awful. Saving up to move house, or I'd probably have already taken it off your hands.

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice...

posted by notfastenough [3646 posts]
12th April 2013 - 12:06

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I regret every moment of buying a house, my bike parts consumption has dive bombed and my list of jobs to do have sky rocketted, forget the house, buy the frame is my advice to you Wink

posted by DavidWhitney [7 posts]
12th April 2013 - 12:54

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