Ritte Ace review

US brand Ritte has added the Ace to the top of its road frame line up. After riding over 300 miles here is our full test report

Ritte Ace
Cycling Weekly Verdict

A quality road race bike for riders that like the out of the ordinary.

Reasons to buy
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    Great look

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    Comfortable ride

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    Six different size options

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Reasons to avoid
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    There are better climbing options

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    Quirky look may not appeal to some

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You can trust Cycling Weekly. Our team of experts put in hard miles testing cycling tech and will always share honest, unbiased advice to help you choose. Find out more about how we test.

California based Ritte takes its name from the maverick Flandrian Henri “Ritte” Van Lerberghe.

Van Lerberghe’s legacy was established in 1919 when he won the Tour of Flanders despite his rather unusual approach to racing. He turned up without a bike, attacked almost immediately from the gun, took a substantial break at a local watering hole and then needed to be coerced back onto his bike to ride to victory. Adopting this ethos Ritte has positioned itself as “an unusual bike company” that makes bikes for “unusual people.”

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