I can ride this thing anywhere! In love with the smooth ride quality and responsiveness on rough terrain, and amazed at how fast it actually is on the road. On asphalt it feels like I’m floating. The Satyr Ti is just plain awesome.
It’s awesome when you can reach back to a great company and get excellent customer service! I’m so grateful for RITTE and their dedication to their customers.
Love the cap! Ritte has awesome styling on their bikes/kits/caps, just wish they had some of their jerseys in my size in stock.
Well built frame, striking colour scheme. Very happy with my purchase.
In a world of heavy disc frames with integrated stems/handlebars and ticking calipers, the Ace is a breath of fresh air. Light, stiff, beautiful, and simple.
Ritte also has some of the best customer service i’ve experienced.
Super lightweight and stretchy, confotms to any head size. Not scratchy which can be the case with some caps. Last but not least, it looks great!
I don't even really know where to start. We could go over the ride / performance first, since that's likely why you're looking at this. It's near perfect - the only void being left unfilled for the bike of the future, not yet made, using what steel can deliver. The geometry is legendary - perfect road snap for cutting corners, and angles that make singletrack feel like you're tracing a line with a sharpie. Easy, nimble, and aggressively confidence inspiring. The bike feels alive, like it's along for the ride with you. It's just fun. I've never ridden a bike with this much personality. 725 is perfect for this bike - the Enve fork matched with whatever hoops you want to throw on it - have changed the way I ride. I ride this bike for all my rides. My daily city spins (asphalt/mixed), my weekend long rides (asphalt, long climbs), and with a wheel switch to 40s, I've recently bike packed with this bike - feeling the same confidence and speed, fully loaded with gear, flying up chunky logging roads. I can't say enough good things about the ride quality. Feels like a magic carpet, feels dialed. The ONLY thing to note here. It's not a 15lbs super-six-evo. But it's not supposed to be. It lacks a touch of acceleration, if you're chasing an attack - but it makes up for that in strong top-speed. Honestly I can't believe we're talking about speed, with this bike, but hey, it delivers. Looks: lol it looks so good. RItte in general: These dudes are real people, and real riders. Elijah gave me the greatest customer service I've ever experienced. Something this personal would make you think I was spending $12K on a custom geo. From lightening fast turnaround, to calling me to talk components, and geometry, Elijah helped me out, and communicated everything, every step of the way. When I had HUB issues, he sent videos so I could repair, then, ultimately got me a new HUB, all with full communication. You are going to get your dream bike worry free. Get this bike, I know you kinda want it. Send it.
Love my Ace. It is, as advertised, very stiff and the power transfer is noticeably better than on any other bike I have owned. However it is also very comfortable on long rides; I spent 8 hours on it on Saturday and felt great afterwards. It also descends, handles and corners beautifully and the stiffness makes it a great climber. I can highly recommend this frame and it is worth the cost.
The Ace is everything I envisioned in a quality carbon frameset, stiff, light, fast, responsive, and aesthetically pleasing, adding Campagnolo Super Record 11sp, just completed the package. The customer service has been second to none, from communication to surprising me me with a Ritte Ace t shirt...... can't wait to see what replace it next.
Thank you Ritte.
I've been trying for a while now, but I can't seem to find anything this bike can't do, and do well. Toss some saddlebags on, and we're bikepacking and cruising around for day-long trips to breweries and bacon festivals. Local club rides? - no problem. 2nd wheelset with 32c road tires, and now we're flying with the fast guys and chasing down strava segments. Oh, and yeah... Gravel. You almost forget the Satyr's a gravel bike after riding it for a while, because it does everything else so well. Lace up the gravel wheelset and go rip through some of the gnarliest gravel events around, like Monkey Knife Fight, Lu Lacka Wyco Hundo and Gravel Grape Crusher, with a smile ear to ear.
I love riding this bike, almost as much as I love looking at it. The paint and attention to detail are amazing. It's classic, with a little flash and crisp, clean lines.
Ritte hit a home run with this one. I'm not sure what can be next, it's gonna take one hell of a bike to top this!
I just rode my Phantom for the first time this weekend. Been building it up for the last couple of months and I just couldn't forget the “FUN AND GLORY” that my water bottle has written on it. Maybe it is because I was looking down all the time amazed of how all the parts were working all together while I was doing a regular ride to the top of hill outside Mexico City but with much less effort and indeed enjoying the ride probably as it was my first climb. I was truly amazed of the Geometry of the bike. Was kind of worried if I would need a M or S size (I am 1.75m height). Ended up with M and think was the best choice I could have done. My built has SRAM Froce AXS and HED Ardennes wheels. Just superb!
Lively, super fun, all around, super well-made 'all-road'/gravel frame. Corners like its on rails. Planning on keeping it for a decade or two!
The end of 2017, I became proud owner of a Ritte Ace, and it was love at first sight. Not only the tricolore color scheme is a beauty to look at and distinctive from the monotone black bikes many people ride, the geometry is spot on. When riding the Ace at high speed descents, the handling is superb and the bike feels like it reads your mind so you don't need to push the handlebars in the corners but it follows gently your body movements. It almost feels like skiing at high speed.
The direct handling (thanks to the steep head tube angle and short wheelbase) translates into a joyful ride where you can avoid every pothole on the road and the Ace cut corners during a criterium race like a Swiss army knife. Just what you expect from a Ritte. The oversized bottom bracket ensures quick acceleration and direct power transfer, and the matchy-matchy 31.6mm seatpost gives the bike a stiff ride without being uncomfortable. After 4 years, I'm still in love with my Ace and it's a bike I will never sell thanks to its ride quality and distinctive looks. Finish it with high-quality components and this bike will be a joy for years to come. #savetherimbrake
I’m really liken this new epic ride. The Ace is very impressive all around. It climbs like a leopard, and it accelerates like a jet. The handling is quick and precise. The ergonomics allows for power driving comfort. This bike is awesome. I’m really stocked with my new Ace.
... and I’m fast!! When I first got my Ritte ace, it felt a bit like riding an untamed mustang. I was still feeling out it’s abilities and it almost felt like it was riding itself. A year+ on and I’ve come around to understand this machine and been able to work alongside its power. It’s. FAST. Cuts through air like a blade. I’ve always preferred climbing to descents, but this bike has opened up my eyes to the joys of railing a corner and racing downhill. I only wish I could ride it as fast as it wants to go! It loses nothing on the climbs. Light, stiff, but comfortable for my 10hour days. The Ritte Ace has made me a better rider. I love this bike.