The Phantom


Elegant, silky, potent - the most desirable of human characteristics, now distilled into a machine. Welcome to our most capable road bike, your most capable road bike.

The Phantom is our steel All-Road bike. It’s got race pedigree in a package built out of custom specified Reynolds 725 tubing and designed by UCI World Championship winning frame builder Tom Kellogg. Aggressive does not need to mean harsh - we wanted a bike that smooths out the road in a way that only a silken Phantom could without losing the tenacity of a true road machine. This unique combination of geometry, tubing, and clearance for 32c tires ensure this is the first bike you reach for on any adventure.

Further outfitted with a T47 bottom bracket shell that allows room for entirely internal cable routing, flat mount disc brakes, and 12mm thru axles the Phantom accelerates and brakes with a potency admired by any racer. We dressed this two wheeled apparition in a paint scheme befitting of it’s elegance, so as not to overly intimidate any of its stablemates.

For the first time, the new Ritte Phantom is available as a complete bike or a frameset. We’ve got three stock build packages to choose from - with your choice of gearing and cockpit sizes. Available to be configured immediately in the bicycle builder on Ritte.cc.

But don’t think you cant put your own spin on things - we know that any rider exuding enough class to own one of these Phantoms is going to be a person of great brilliance and creativity. For that reason, we are proud to offer completely custom builds and paintwork. Our wrenches and paint booth are ready to create to your specifications.

The only thing these bikes can’t do, yet, is ride themselves. We’ll leave the Fun and Glory to you.

 

Navy paint scheme frames (Sizes XS - L) will be ready to ship in April, 2022. We highly encourage ordering immediately to avoid missing out, sell-out risk is extremely high.

  

Tech Specs
  • Tom Kellogg design
  • Reynolds 725 tubing
  • Differing tube diameters & tube wall thicknesses selected for each frame size to deliver tuned ride characteristics across all sizes
  • Enve forks
  • Differing fork rakes selected for each frame size to deliver tuned handling characteristics across all sizes
  • T47 threaded bottom bracket
  • Full internal cable routing (including internal through the bottom bracket area)
  • Flat Mount Disc Brakes with clearance for 160mm rotors
  • 32 mm tire clearance
  • 27.2mm Seatpost
  • IS42/47 Headset for 1 1/8" (28.6mm) upper and 1.25 (33mm) lower

    The frameset includes frame, fork, seat collar, thru-axles, and all guides/plugs/grommets etc for any type of build (electronic or mech).

    Build Specs

    For complete builds, please select the "Custom Complete Build" option and drop us a note about what you're looking for. We'll email to confirm your sizing, specs, gearing, build costs, and delivery timelines.

    Complete build options are variable at the moment due to supply chain issues but we do our best to maintain a solid stock of SRAM Force and Red AXS as well as Shimano Ultegra and Dura Ace 12sp Di2 build packages. Wheels from HED, Enve, and more. As well as cockpits from FSA, Enve, Zipp, and others. We'll work with you to get your dream bike built as quickly as possible.

    Complete bikes start around $5,400 with electronic shifting.

     

    Geometry
    Size ST(C-T) Head Tube Head Angle Top Tube Seat Angle Stack Reach Wheelbase Front Center BB Drop Rear Center Fork rake
    XS 499 115 72 525 74 523 374 991 577 76 425 50
    S 518 135 72.5 539 73.5 541 378 991 583 74 420 50
    M 536 150 73 554 73.5 559 388 990 586 74 415 43
    L 548 165 73.5 565 73 573 390 992 588 72 415 43
    XL 565 180 73.5 577 73 588 398 1004 600 72 415 43
    XXL 582 200 73.5 593 72.75 605 406 1023 613 70 420 43
    Frame Size Height Range*
    XS 5’0” - 5’4” (152 - 162CM)
    S 5’3” - 5’8” (160 - 172CM)
    M 5’6” - 5’10” (168 - 178CM)
    L 5’9” - 6’2” (175 - 188CM)
    XL 6’0” - 6’4” (183 - 193CM)
    XXL 6’3”+ (190CM+)

    *This is a rough guide, and we recognize that everyone is different. If you have any concern about fit or sizing please email us at support@ritteracing.com and we would be glad to make sure you get the best fitting bike possible.

    Customer Reviews

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    RJ LoCurto
    The best steel bike I’ve ever ridden

    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.

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    Mario Guzman
    Phantome for the Fun

    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!

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    Chester Thomas
    Beautiful and amazing

    Bought this bike to replace my 20 year old Ti Eddy Merck. Living in northeastern VT, I wanted something as an alternative to my gravel bike, that could handle the broken pavement and gravel roads here. I needed clearance for 32 mm tires, hydro disc brakes, and a quality steel frame. I got all that and more! This bike rides like a dream. Amazing road feel, good power transfer, and corners and descends like a demon! The attention to detail and build quality are real attention grabbers, too. Ritte customer service is outstanding. After my frame was damaged in shipping, Elijah handled it with the utmost professionalism and satisfaction. He even threw in some stainless steel cages and Ritte bottles before shipping back to me. It is clear their focus is providing the best experience and product possible for the customer. FYI, I'm 5'8", 30" inseam, and the size small Phantom frame fits perfectly.

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    anthony faranda
    controlled + lively = sophistocated

    How did they do that? Uhhh, they tell you right in the description, Tom Kellogg + Reynolds 735! The Phantom is a joy in every condition I've thrown at it in my first 12 months / 7,000miles of ownership; from 60mph descents to ripping through twisty suburban neighborhood streets, and 150 mile single day asphalt/gravel/single track adventures on my second set of rims with 32mm gravel tires. Aesthetically the Phantom is the perfect combo of classic steel (small diameter tubes) and clean factory paint scheme mated with modern day tech of beautiful tapered head tube, slick internal routing, and solid never squeak T47 bottom bracket. Throw a set of Enve SES 45AR's and Sram AXS groupset on it and you've got all the aero you need (yes, it does deserve a premium build). Buy this bike and ride the sh!t out of it!!!

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    DS
    take it everywhere

    This bike. Fast on the road, comfy on chipseal, holds confidence on sketchy gravel descents, I'm not sure there's much more you could ask of a single bike. The Phantom has given me so much joy this year. Not to mention the amazing Ritte crew who were awesome helping with the build, and went above and beyond to make sure all the details were right.


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