Great service and thanks for the quick response and turnaround. Always looking forward to hearing about new products as well.
Omg what an amazing Frame ! But the delivery was the Best !
Excellent service and fast response
No damage after a long trip.
Fun and Glory hoodie is warm and comfy! Nice medium duty SSK zipper should be dependable for life of product. Fun and Glory statement sends clear message of cycling. The embroidered logo is very classy!
Just got a puppy, fabric holding up to puppy snot quite well! :b
Final I have a shirt that combines two great brands, the original shop shirt - Dickies, and the coolest bike brand - RITTE.
A beautiful frame from a company that really knows bikes. Unmatched service and quality.
The Phantom is everything I wanted it to be and consistent w/ all the ride reviews I studied before buying. First and foremost, it’s a steel frame, and, as they say, “steel is real!” Solid. Smooth (think: butter). Stable.
Two things stick out:
1. A pleasant surprise is the saddle. A Fabric ( the brand, not the material). Comfortable. Has a non-skid surface that gives a very stable sensation. You find your position on a climb, and you’re locked in. Thanks to Elijah at Ritte for convincing me to give it a try. It’s standard issue on the Phantom, and I typically ride a Fizik Aliante R3, but Elijah told me I’d like the Fabric just as much. He was right.
2. The Enve fork. Gives this bike a stability rivaled only by my Colnago C64 – which is to say, that is the best front end on a bike ever. This fork, in addition to the purity of a steel frame, and a through axle system make this ride stable and secure on any descend. It’s a really a great feeling.
Like the reviews said: You won’t scamper up any hills on this bike. Then again, when is the last time I scampered up any hill? How about: never. But you don’t feel like you’re dragging the bike up a climb either. My Phantom build has a 32 cassette. A good option for a heavier bike and the hill terrain here (Middle Tennessee). I don’t feel like I was ever pedaling squares or struggling.
I’m super pleased after two rides (42 miles Saturday, 54 on Sunday, on very familiar roads).
So glad a friend introduced me to this brand, and the experience of ordering, purchasing and the customization process of the set up was 100% positive. Highly recommend – the bike, the Ritte team – all of it.
I’ll start by saying that working with Elijah from Ritte led to the best buying experience of my life. He communicated quickly with me through the whole process, explaining the bike’s geometry, my sizing needs, options, pricing, and even let me demo a model since I’m local. I’d been waiting until I put road tires on to write my review because I got the Satyr to satisfy my road and gravel riding in one bike. I picked the right bike. On gravel, the steel frame eats up the chatter from chunky descents and other bumps, making it a smooth ride and leaving riding buddies chasing me as they bounce along. The geometry allows me to rip singletrack and the 40 mm tires it accommodates are all I’d ever need with the stability and precision handling on offer. On road, I feel great climbing, as if the steel is springing me toward the next pedal stroke and it’s an overall comfortable ride which makes it easy to put in long miles. I loooovvvveeee the mullet set up with a 44t oneby sram force chainring/crank in front and a 10-50t sram eagle cassette/derailleur in the back. It gives me the range to clear 20% dirt climbs and also stay in a fast group on the road, no longing for a bigger gear or spinning out. I’ve come across no problems with the frame or build and it stokes me to get out and ride, knowing it will be a fun time. I occasionally have to wipe friends’ drool off it from their gawking, but other than that I couldn’t be happier with the decision to rep Ritte and rip the Satyr.
I've been riding and racing on Castelli Team Issue kit for years and have found them very comfortable, especially in the heat of East Coast summers. Their comfort comes in large part from very thin and light materials which makes the bibs start to bag out within a few thousand miles. The Ritte 2.0 bibs use a material which is somewhat similar to compression Lycra, but a bit lighter and MUCH better at keeping muscles working properly under strain than the Castelli bibs. They do feel somewhat restrictive while getting kitted up, but once on the bike, they just disappear and do what they are designed to do. Ritte's use of the same material for the bib suspenders was a surprise as most bibs use some sort of knit webbing. But again, once on the bike they disappear and do a better job as self adjusting as my position changes than web suspenders do. I'd like the legs to be about 2cm longer, but that is just my style. The leg length has no effect on function since they don't ride up at all anyway. Love them. I ordered another pair.
Quality shirt and simply stated design, it fits well and looks good!
Love this micro brew, tasteful use of single origin hops!
Perhaps the most elemental bit of cycling gear, the Ritte Race Bibs, more than any bib shorts I have used before, disappear, and stay disappeared on long rides. One seam on each leg, no weird grippers, a supportive, elastic chamois, ventilated well-cut bib material. Nothing weird to report at all. Lusciously understated, yet reflective branding on the legs. Mates well with an assortment of leg and knee warmers. Lovely.
I notice when I'm NOT riding in my Ritte Race bibs. Other shorts make me feel old and broken, make me curse and spit- Ritte Race bibs make me feel 20 years younger. Excellent compression and stretch on the near seamless leg fabric injects extra Class and Panache straight into my suitcase of courage. Ritte, encouraging the very beating heart of the sport.
Seriously, buy two pairs and your life will be even better.
Great ride, power transfer was good as well. Fast shipping and communication was great.
So clever and funny!
Unfortunately, will not convert water to beer!
A t-shirt that reminds me of LA and Flanders wins the day, everyday. I smile every time I look at it.
Brilliant design, as usual.