The Phantom Steel


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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    Dominik
    One bike to rule them all

    I would like to start this off saying that this isn't a "professional review" as I don't consider myself qualified to do that. These are my thoughts on the Ritte Phantom based on the 1200 miles I've put on it coming from a bike enthusiast.

    Building a steel bike has always been on my list of bikes to ride. Having very little experience with steel bikes, Elijah and the crew at Ritte helped me in every aspect of the way when it comes to building this bike. Their goal is to get you on a bike that you're going to love and enjoy! I feel like you can go on any website now-a-days and just purchase a bike with a click of a button and then it shows up on your doorstep. I've done that in the past and although there is nothing wrong with taking that route, I did not feel any connection to the bike purchased.
    During the process of building my bike with Elijah, I've learned a lot more about my bike, the brand, who designed the frame and why it was done in such a way. I've developed a connection with my bike before it was even ready!

    The steel Phantom was supposed to join the family but not replace my carbon road bike. I thought I'd still rotate my bikes but in the last 3 months I've been riding my Phantom 100% of the time. The bike feels effortless to ride and each time I go out I end up clocking in more miles than planned. It's very comfortable on long rides and I am able to really enjoy myself and the time spent on my bike. I find myself getting out more than I ever did in the past on any other bikes. The ride is very smooth and this bike handles descents and corners with tons of confidence. When the ride quality, bike quality and build quality all is at 100%, all you have left is just have fun and enjoy the ride. This is my second Ritte and definitely not the last one!

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    Patrick Desnoyers
    I made the right decision.

    Buying a new bike having never ridden it is always a bit of a stressful experience. Is it going to live up to my expectations? Is the geometry going to react as suspected, Is the finish top notch? Hell, does it even fit properly? I had all these concerns but I wasn’t ready for the care and precision that was shown by Ritte’s customer service. I never felt my questions were bothersome. I never led to feel like I was asking for too much in the details that I wanted addressed to the build. I can confirm my expectations were well surpassed. So I was a lot more at ease while I waited for the bike. I was looking at two sizes and was recommended a specific size that in the end was absolutely spot on! When the bike arrived, I took a moment to check every detail of the finish and it was flawless. I used to paint bikes for a custom bike builder many years ago so my expectations were pretty high. I couldn’t find any faults. Once built up, I picked up the complete bike. I was expecting a slightly heavy and sluggish ride. I was very wrong. The bike came in with pedals at 17.8 lbs. That’s lighter than my previous carbon aero disc road bike that was built on the same group set with similar quality carbon wheels. Once on the road, the bike was extremely comfortable but surprisingly VERY responsive when getting up out of the saddle to accelerate. I’m sold! The best feeling is getting something and then trying it out and satisfyingly thinking to yourself, “Yes, I made the right choice and trusted the right people to guide me through the process”. If you’re on the fence, I can confirm from my own personal experience, you’re at the right place and making the right choice.

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    Sean E.
    Never-ending “Fun And Glory”

    New to cycling, I was not quite sure where to begin. Needing some expert guidance and also wanting to experience the process of configuring all aspects of my new ride, I knew I needed to work with a group like Ritte.

    Fortunately, I found Elijah at Ritte, who made the entire buying experience informative, effective, and enjoyable. From our first conversation, Elijah immediately understood what was important to a newbie like me. Living in Korea and never having ridden (or seen!) a Ritte before, the purchase was a leap of faith (especially going with a steel frame!).

    Then the bike arrived, carefully packaged for safe transit to Korea, and it exceeded the expectations set during the buying process. After almost 2 years with the Phantom, the ride remains smooth, confident in the corners and high-speed descents, comfortable on long rides, and super quick!

    Highly recommend Ritte!

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    Edward rackley
    Frame and build of a lifetime

    Ritte mechanics used my old parts to build up a Phantom JPS frame. Quality of the resulting Frankenstein exceeded ALL expectations. They cleaned and restored my battered but loved drive train, brakes and wheelset, basically producing a brand new ride. Still gaping with amazement at the result. Blew away anything my LBS could've produced with same materials. Working with Elijah made the whole process easy as pie, and i learned loads through all the decisions made along the way. The combo of excellent human interface and amazing craftsmanship is near extinct today. One can only wish the Ritte tribe: "live long and prosper, fellow Vulcans." Some boutique bike projects deserve to survive, others dont. Ritte will survive and thrive.

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    Sebastian Cinquini
    Smooth as butter!

    Apart from being the most beautiful bike in my shed, it's one of the most fun to ride. I love it in every way. Got get yourself one!


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