The Satyr


The road hasn’t always been paved. In fact, there haven’t always been roads. Or paths. Or tracts. Or trails. Somewhere along the way we became less rugged, more fearful of the woods and the desert. We became serious and conservative, riding for structured training rather than fun. It’s time to balance it all out - the racing, the training, the wooded adventures.


The Satyr was a mythical forest creature known to the Romans as a woodland God (and a bit of a party animal), and it’s also the newest Ritte. The embodiment of fun and rowdiness, the Satyr was a man built atop the legs of a goat. And climb like a goat the new Satyr does. It goes down smooth too, with geometry influenced by Tom Kellogg’s years of designing frames for championship winning racers mixed with his dirt riding prowess.

Taking cues from our All-Road Phantom, the Satyr dials it up to 11. But you’d expect nothing less, this thing’s got horns! The Satyr clears a 700x43c tire to tackle tough terrain, but it turns in with an eagerness many road bikes can’t match. It’s equipped with a T47 bottom bracket and internal cable routing, to keep your cables protected through the harshest conditions. Flat mount disc brakes with thru axles front and rear keep you in control. The Enve gravel fork up front provides direct, confident steering input and comes in differing rakes to suit each frame size perfectly. The Satyr’s custom Reynolds tubeset is stiff where you need it, but tames the trail chatter in a manner that only steel can accomplish.

From the dirt roads of the Berkshires to the back country trails of the Sierra Nevadas, the Satyr has been in testing all year proving it’s capabilities. It’s the bike that truly can ride right out the front door - road to trail it gallops along happily, easily earning it’s name.

The Satyr is the wild side of your drop bar stable, just begging you to turn every ride into a party. Egging you on - “slide into that corner,” “jump those roots,” “send it down that chute.” Is it a gravel bike? You could call it that. We just call it a bike for fun (and glory).

 

Satyr framesets are in stock and ready to ship, complete bike lead times vary based on current component supply. There are some delays due to overwhelming demand in the last 3 months, contact us for any details. Pre-Orders for AXS Satyrs are on a 4-6 week delivery window.

 

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
  • Fender ready - mounting points front and rear
  • 3 bottle cage mounts
  • 43 mm tire clearance
  • 27.2mm Seatpost
  • IS42/52 Headset for 1 1/8" (28.6mm) upper and 1.5 (40mm) 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
Spec Shimano RX600 GRX Shimano RX800 GRX SRAM Force AXS Alloy SRAM Force AXS Enve
Shifters Shimano RX600 1x Mechanical Shifting w/ Hydraulic Disc Brakes Shimano RX800 1x Mechanical Shifting w/ Hydraulic Disc Brakes SRAM Force AXS eTap 12sp Mullet SRAM Force AXS eTap 12sp Mullet
Brakes Shimano RX400 w/160mm Rotors Shimano RX800 w/ 160mm Rotors SRAM Force w/ 160mm Rotors SRAM Force w/ 160mm Rotors
Derailleur(s) Shimano RX810 Shimano RX810 SRAM X01 Eagle AXS Wireless SRAM X01 Eagle AXS Wireless
Cassette Shimano SLX 11-42 Shimano XT 11-42 SRAM XG-1275 GX Eagle 10-50 12sp SRAM XG-1295 X01 Eagle 10-50 12sp
Chain Shimano HG-701 Shimano HG-701 SRAM GX Eagle SRAM X01 Eagle
Cranks Shimano RX600 Shimano RX800 SRAM Force Carbon SRAM Force Carbon
Wheelset Hunt 4Season Gravel Disc Hunt 4Season Gravel Disc X-Wide Hunt 4Season Gravel Disc X-Wide ENVE G23 or 3.4AR Wheelset
Handlebar FSA AGX Alloy FSA AGX Alloy FSA AGX Alloy ENVE Carbon Gravel or Road Bar
Stem FSA Alloy FSA Energy Alloy FSA Energy Alloy ENVE Carbon Road
Seatpost FSA Alloy FSA Energy Alloy FSA Energy Alloy ENVE Carbon
Tires WTB Venture 40c WTB Venture 40c WTB Venture 40c WTB Venture 40c
Headset Cane Creek 40 Cane Creek 40 Cane Creek 40 Cane Creek 110
Bottom Bracket Praxisworks T47 Praxisworks T47 Cane Creek Hellbender T47 DUB Cane Creek Hellbender T47 DUB
Note: Riders may choose their gearing, crank lengths, stem lengths, and bar widths on all builds
All builds are setup tubeless
Geometry
Size ST Head Tube Head Angle Top Tube Seat Angle Stack Reach Wheelbase BB Drop RC F Center Fork rake
XS 491 95 71.5 525 74 530 372 1002 80 435 581 50
S 512 115 72 540 73.5 551 376 1009 80 435 587 50
M 523 130 72 555 73.5 563 387 1025 78 435 603 50
L 539 145 72.5 565 73 580 388 1023 78 435 600 47
XL 551 160 73 578 72.5 592 392 1028 74 435 604 47
XXL 564 175 73 592 72.5 606 401 1042 74 435 618 47
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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Le
A living, breathing, thing

I don't even really know where to start. We could go over the ride / performance first, since that's likely why you're looking at this. It's near perfect - the only void being left unfilled for the bike of the future, not yet made, using what steel can deliver. The geometry is legendary - perfect road snap for cutting corners, and angles that make singletrack feel like you're tracing a line with a sharpie. Easy, nimble, and aggressively confidence inspiring. The bike feels alive, like it's along for the ride with you. It's just fun. I've never ridden a bike with this much personality. 725 is perfect for this bike - the Enve fork matched with whatever hoops you want to throw on it - have changed the way I ride. I ride this bike for all my rides. My daily city spins (asphalt/mixed), my weekend long rides (asphalt, long climbs), and with a wheel switch to 40s, I've recently bike packed with this bike - feeling the same confidence and speed, fully loaded with gear, flying up chunky logging roads. I can't say enough good things about the ride quality. Feels like a magic carpet, feels dialed. The ONLY thing to note here. It's not a 15lbs super-six-evo. But it's not supposed to be. It lacks a touch of acceleration, if you're chasing an attack - but it makes up for that in strong top-speed. Honestly I can't believe we're talking about speed, with this bike, but hey, it delivers. Looks: lol it looks so good. RItte in general: These dudes are real people, and real riders. Elijah gave me the greatest customer service I've ever experienced. Something this personal would make you think I was spending $12K on a custom geo. From lightening fast turnaround, to calling me to talk components, and geometry, Elijah helped me out, and communicated everything, every step of the way. When I had HUB issues, he sent videos so I could repair, then, ultimately got me a new HUB, all with full communication. You are going to get your dream bike worry free. Get this bike, I know you kinda want it. Send it.

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Jared DiMartine
This bike is everything.

I've been trying for a while now, but I can't seem to find anything this bike can't do, and do well. Toss some saddlebags on, and we're bikepacking and cruising around for day-long trips to breweries and bacon festivals. Local club rides? - no problem. 2nd wheelset with 32c road tires, and now we're flying with the fast guys and chasing down strava segments. Oh, and yeah... Gravel. You almost forget the Satyr's a gravel bike after riding it for a while, because it does everything else so well. Lace up the gravel wheelset and go rip through some of the gnarliest gravel events around, like Monkey Knife Fight, Lu Lacka Wyco Hundo and Gravel Grape Crusher, with a smile ear to ear.

I love riding this bike, almost as much as I love looking at it. The paint and attention to detail are amazing. It's classic, with a little flash and crisp, clean lines.

Ritte hit a home run with this one. I'm not sure what can be next, it's gonna take one hell of a bike to top this!

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Carsten Belanich
Best all-around frame I've ever owned

Lively, super fun, all around, super well-made 'all-road'/gravel frame. Corners like its on rails. Planning on keeping it for a decade or two!

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DS
sun to shade

Took the satyr out yesterday on fast roads, until the 90 degree heat got to me and I jumped over to the wooded trails and fire roads for the ride back. Hopped up some steep cobbles that are way out of my comfort zone on a road bike, and still tackled my usual ill-advised sprints in the mile before home. The satyr is a true route liberator, all with an elegance that seems out of place on a gravel bike. I've had my heart set on a steel gravel bike, but other iterations I rode were so disappointingly clunky. Not so here.

I see a lot of frowny-face on the fat-bikes and mtbs slogging over the miles of pavement it takes us to get to the crunchy stuff. Safe to say that a satyr would flip that frown upside-down.

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Mickey DENONCOURT
harvests grapes for bacchus

Rider:
40 years old, 5'10", 165 pounds. Medium Satyr. Saddle height 75cm, 25+ years cycling, with lots of racing of all sorts. 1x build with 40t x 11/42
7 months quick take:
The Satyr impresses with it's seductive side: happily I roll along with the same fit and contact points I've been running on my road bike since the Clinton administration, content to tap out paved miles in absolute comfort- but any and all terrain, roads, used-to-be-roads, game trails, everything short of double black diamond mountain bike descents are in this bike's wheelhouse.

In the past, I've ridden with this bikes designer, Tom Kellog- and Tom poured every bit of his dirt road descending prowess into penning this geometry. This bike has the fit and feel of your favorite road bike, but slight geometrical tweaks(like the nice low bottom bracket height) allow my 40c WTB Venture shod Satyr to lead me down any trail I encounter while still having the right weight distribution and turn in feel to scorch paved corners at terminal velocity.
When I first got this bike I insisted that I needed to convert it to a double, because it has better manners on the road than any of the other bikes in my basement at the moment- but somehow the 1x setup has remained because the Satyr constantly coaxes me off the pavement, and I'm appreciating the extra ground clearance with the single 40t ring up front.

For people who live in areas with sandy, loose dirt roads the Satyr will be a revelation. Never have I ever ridden a bike that will remain upright and moving forward even in the deepest, finest sugar sand as long as I am able to provide ample watts. Wheel eating mud? No problem, might have to stop every once and a while to clear out the drivetrain. Jonesing to race some XC mtb someplace without huge rocks or drops? Yes. The Satyr never says no.

Salute to the Ritte crew for making a top class party machine!


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