$ 1,490.00 $ 3,200.00
Why this is discounted: These 1919s were designed just before the popularity of electronic shifting, and due to the difficulty wiring these for Di2, they were mainly limited to mechanical shifting. Now with the availability of SRAM e-Tap wireless shifting, these few remaining 1919s can have a new life.
A note on buying an Old Stock Ritte online: These are high-performance race bikes that require an experienced mechanic to build and maintain.
THE 1919 TT FRAMESET:
Time trialing is a visceral experience and the sounds of your effort are what hit you first: the whoosh whoosh of the big carbon wheels, the drum of your heart, the metronomic inhales and exhales when you're pacing it just right. Then, of course, there's the pain: the position is less than relaxing, the vibration and bumps in the road hammering your forearms, on which rests the weight of your entire upper body. Straining your neck to see down the road past the stinging sweat in your eyes. Yet even with your senses totally bombarded, there are few feelings in competition road racing as truly great as pushing a time trial bike at tremendous speeds. And speed is the primary quality of the Ritte 1919 TT.
There are four primary things that make a TT bike fast:
Of course, there's also a 5th factor to an ultra fast TT bike: mind-bending awesomeness. After all, unless you're a pro isn't half the fun just looking great? And the Psychological Watts™ gained by riding such a beautiful beast are literally immeasurable.
NOTES: No warranties available on clearance items.
Included in purchase: Frame, fork, seat post, seat post collar, brake set.
Bottom Bracket: BB87 (not included)
Brake set: TRP 2-post aero (included)
Mechanical or wireless shifting only (Di2 requires modification)
Tire clearance up to 25mm, however the latest ultra-wide rims like Enve SMART (27mm wide) may not allow proper brake operation.
$ 1,020.00 $ 2,300.00
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