As carbon bikes get more and more common (even at lower price points), riders are actually beginning to look at other materials — namely titanium and steel. With the latest tooling capabilities, 3D printing and real-time manufacturing, these metals are not only more capable, but can be manipulated in ways that were impossible just 5 years ago. This resurgence most definitely coincides with road disc brakes and gravel bikes.

Heading into 2020, Ritte is making waves with two new steel bikes for modern road and gravel riding. Both frames utilize legendary Reynolds 725 size-specific steel tubing, T47 threaded bottom brackets, Internal cable routing, tapered head tubes, flat mount disc brakes, and ENVE carbon forks. With these new frames, Ritte consulted with renowned frame builder, Tom Kellogg, who has vast experience building race-winning frames.

Both the Ritte Phantom and Satyr will be available as frame-only or in a handful of of build options, starting at $3800. Frames can be had for $2250, so you can make it your own.

Tire clearance is today’s key metric, so here are those numbers:

  • Phantom: 700×32
  • Satyr: 700×43 (no mention of 650b clearance)
Ritte Phantom Steel Road Bike

Kellogg-designed Phantom modern road bike with Reynolds 725 tubing.

Ritte Satyr Steel Gravel Bike

Again, Kellogg designed the Satyr gravel bike with adventure in mind.

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A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jason quickly developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 -- sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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