It’s not often we want to see someone get fat and go commando, but we’ll give Tom Ritchey a pass.
The new Ritchey Commando fat bike prototype is headed for production, likely coming out this winter. Price is TBD (likely around $1,100), as is some of the final spec. It’s a 170mm rear end for now, but they’re still playing with it and may go to 190mm.
The tubing is their triple butted, heat treated Logic tubing. This one’s a one-off fillet brazed prototype, but production frames will be TIG welded. The 1-1/8″ head tube will stay, and the fork will likely remain QR. Rear also uses a quick release skewer rather than a thru axle. It’ll handle up to a 3.8” tire.
UPDATE 1: Weight corrected for carbon road bike.
UPDATE 2: Price on Carbon Breakaway officially lowered to $2,999.95.
Streak through for more pics and a look at the insanely lightweight Carbon Breakaway road bike…