You have to love a cycling company named after a famous World War I era Belgian cyclist who won the Tour of Flanders even after stopping for a few beers along the route. Ritte Cycles is all about making the best racing bikes, at the best possible prices, while leaving the attitude and pretence behind.
The initial bike from Ritte Cycles is the Bosberg, named after the final climb in the Tour of Flanders. The Bosberg features a light, stiff, and well-balanced high modulus frameset with carbon dropouts and an integrated seat mast. A BB30 bottom bracket and massive chain stays give the frame extra rigidity and power transfer, while a tapered 1.125" to 1.25" headtube means precise handling.
A medium Bosberg frame (54.34 top tube) with uncut mast weighs less than 2.2 pounds. The fork and uncut steering column weighs roughly 0.77 pounds. The Bosberg comes in two color schemes (blue/black and white) and retails for $1790.
The bike everyone was ogling over at Interbike was the new Crossberg cross bike, yet to be released. The Crossberg is an all carbon frame with carbon dropouts and steer tube. Weighing roughly 2.64 pounds for a size 54, the Crossberg is light, stiff, responsive and most of all tough.
The underside of the top tube is flat to make the bike more comfortable to carry during your cyclo-cross race. All the cables are routed over the top tube to keep them away from all of the mud you are going to ride through. A beefy rear triangle ensures that all of your pedaling effort is put to good use.
The Ritte Crossberg will retail for $1850 and you can add your name now to the waiting list.
I absolutely love all of the Ritte Cycles videos on YouTube so you will have to check them out.