“Two things scream at you the moment you get on the Ritte Ace. The power transfer is ungodly. Stamp on the pedals—from a standstill, from 17 miles per hour, or from 30 mph—and the bike goes like a stabbed rat, visceral acceleration, in and out of the saddle. No twisting head tube, no sloppy rear end. A small rider looking for instant acceleration to launch an attack on a 10-percent grade will be equally impressed.” — Peloton Magazine
True Monocoque - Unlike most carbon frames, which are made in three or more separately molded pieces, the Ace is made as one main structure, eliminating hard joints and seams through the main tubes and joints. This allows for a more rigid frame with fewer stress points and better transfer of road feel through the frame.
Positive Molding - The Ace utilizes the most up-to-date molding process with a hard inner mold and bladder system, resulting in higher carbon compaction and more uniform wall density for a light frame and lively ride.
Grounded Geometry - The Ace uses the same well-tested, much-loved geometry from the Vlaanderen for confident, precise handling and stable descending. The design is based on a slightly longer wheelbase with better front/rear balance.
T700/T1000 Carbon Layup - the highest possible grade of carbon that can be practically used on a road frame. The carbon works in unison with our molding technique and monocoque design to provide the best possible frame structure and ride quality.
Interchangeable Di2/Mechanical - Now Di2 and mechanical cabling is cleaner-looking and easier to route with specially designed inserts.
25+ Tire Clearance - The Ace can accept the biggest possible tires that a standard brake caliper can clear. Every brand’s 25s and many 28s can fit.
Lifetime Warranty - We stand behind the quality of our bikes, but if there's ever a structural issue with your Ace as a result of manufacturing or material defect, we'll handle it for you.
“There were many moments over the course of my testing during which the Ace made me feel fast. But I think this one stood out most: The eight of us came screaming down a hill into a 90-degree right-hander, and before we hit the entrance, Ryan turned to me and warned me that a week before, a friend had skidded on his side all the way across the road, so I feathered the brakes. But by now I had also learned to trust the Ace. So I set up on the outside, pointed my knee, and leaned the bike over as hard as I dared. Weighted shifted, and the Ace bit into the tarmac. It didn’t corner, it carved. We slingshotted out the other side, holding on to so much speed that the bend was behind us before I could think much more about it. But I like to believe that in a hard turn on some quiet country road in eastern Pennsylvania, visible to no one but me, my line is still there.”
— Bicycling Magazine
Sizes Available: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
Colors Available: Satin Black, Gloss White, Tricolor Blue, Tricolor Red
Bottom Bracket: PressFit30
Seatpost: 31.6 full-carbon (included)
Seat Collar Clamp: 34.9 (Included)
Front Derailleur: Braze-on
Frame Weight: 900g - 1150g (XS - XXL)
Fork Weight: 370g
Warranty: Lifetime to original owner