Ritte Resurges With New Steel Bike Designed by Tom Kellogg

Reynolds Steel Bike Series

Ritte’s new Phantom allroad bike distills its racing pedigree and custom-specified Reynolds 725 tubing into a potent blend; smoothing the road as only a silken Phantom can, while retaining the tenacity of a true road machine.

Designed by UCI World Championship winning frame builder Tom Kellogg, the Phantom is aggressive without being harsh. The size-specific Reynolds tubing is a design choice more often found in custom bikes, resulting in a tailored ride feel for everyone who dances with the Phantom. The unique combination of geometry, tubing, and 32c tire clearance ensures this is the first bike you reach for on any adventure.

Ritte Phantom Reynolds Steel Bike Series
Ritte Phantom

Says Kellogg, “The bike feels natural and instinctive. The rider will notice the bike less and the feeling it provides more. These are bikes that deliver the pure exhilaration and enjoyment of cycling.”

Outfitted with a T47 bottom bracket shell allowing for entirely internal cable routing, flat mount disc brakes, and 12mm thru-axles the Phantom accelerates and brakes with alacrity admired by any racer. Ritte dressed this two-wheeled apparition in a paint scheme befitting its elegance, so as not to overly intimidate any of its stablemates. 

Ritte Phantom Reynolds Steel Bike Series

The Phantom is available as a complete bike or a frameset with three stock build packages, each including rider-choice gearing and cockpit sizing. 

But don’t think you can’t put your own spin on things – Ritte knows any rider exuding enough class to own a Phantom is going to be a person of great brilliance and creativity. For that reason, they are proud to offer completely custom builds and paintwork.

The only thing the Phantom can’t do *yet* is ride itself. We’ll leave the Fun and Glory to you.

Ritte Reynolds Steel Bike Series

Ritte Phantom Specs

  • Tom Kellogg design – progressive all-road geometry
  • Reynolds 725 tubing – varying tube specs for each size across 6 stock sizes
  • Enve forks – varying fork rakes with size
  • T47 bottom bracket
  • Full internal cable routing
  • Flat mount disc brakes
  • 700 x 32mm tire clearance
  • 2 bottle cage mounts
  • MSRP: $2250 frameset, builds from $3800 (Global Pricing TBC)
  • Custom Paint Option

Is gravel more your thing? Check out the new Ritte Satyr:

Ritte Satyr  steel gravel bike
Ritte Satyr gravel bike

About Tom Kellogg

Tom Kellogg has been designing and building bike frames since the 70s. His singular goal–building the highest quality steel frames, has meant constant evolution to remain at the forefront of an ever-competitive industry.  By 1982 Tom was designing and building world championship-winning road and track frames. He has built countless custom frames under his own Spectrum Cycles brand, advised on production framesets and components for a very select few (including Merlin, Time, Reynolds, and more), and been an inspiration to many more cyclists and frame builders alike.

After more than four decades building the finest metal bicycles available, Tom announced he would be closing shop in 2020 – having forever left his mark on the bicycle industry. 

But as we all know, someone this influential couldn’t just fade quietly into the archives of bicycle history.

Who designed your bike? 

Most take this for granted.  Obsession over bottom bracket drop, fork rakes, tube butting, bottle cage locations…are these the musings of a madman or a genius?  At Ritte, they knew it was the latter; and that there is no replacement for experience.

Tom Kellogg’s definition of “retirement” seems to be to continue designing the highest quality steel bicycles. In this next chapter of his career, he’s lending us his incredible wealth of knowledge and skill, and together we’re building the most accessible Tom Kellogg frames ever.

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