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Has anyone ridden the Ritchey Break-Away?(2 posts)

Has anyone ridden the Ritchey Break-Away?Tony Edwards
Mar 4, 2003 10:23 PM
I am looking for a travel bike, and I am toying with the idea of adding S&S couplings to my old DeRosa. I have also got a line on a good deal on a Ritchey Break-Away, though, and I am interested in any rider feedback anyone may have, or even secondhand hubbub. I have not seen a Break-Away bike in person. I am 6'4" and 190 lb., so I am concerned with whether the design is sufficiently robust to accomodate me.

Thanks in advance for any feedback!
No, but...Ray Sachs
Mar 6, 2003 12:23 AM
I wouldn't worry about the strength of the joints and connections - I've read very good things about them. I'm sure they're comparable to the S&S couplers. The geometry is the same as the Ritchey Road Logic, so I'd ask for input on the ride of that frame if you want to know how it'll ride. OTOH, its currently the only frame using this type of connector (although I'm sure others will be developed) and you can have nearly any bike retrofitted (or built) with S&S. For now, S&S seems like a better choice just for the variety of bikes you can get them on.

I'm sure either of them is about the same in terms of packing (unhitching the couplers is the easiest part of packing and unpacking an S&S bike and I'm sure that's true of the Ritchey as well) - ie a pain in the butt. But they're sure easier at the airport than a full size bike case.

-Ray