Click links below to view the Ritchey bikes in our collection:

 1981 Palo Alto
1981 Ritchey
1981 Ritchey Everest
1982  MountainBikes
1984 Ritchey 14K
1985 Annapurna
1985  Timber Comp
1986 Ritchey
1987 Timber Wolf
1987 Ultra
1988 Annapurna
1988 Ritchey
1989 Timber Comp
1995 Lite Beam
1998 Soft Tail
2000  Plexus


July 1983 Ad for a Ritchey built / MountainBike sold Commando:

September ad for the Montare (mentions Ritchey):


March 1984 Ad:


November 1985 Ad:


October 1987 Bicycle Guide article:
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December 1988 Mountain Biking for the Adventure interview:
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Ritchey P-23 review:
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January Frischknecht Ritchey:

Prototype full suspension Ritchey by Turner:

November 1993 Interview:
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From the Mountain bike Hall of Fame 

Tom Ritchey

Tom Ritchey is a former national level racer, passionate rider, and resourceful product designer with a unique, common sense approach to building the best road and mountain components available. Tom was on the scene with other pioneers in the early days of mountain biking, and he saw numerous ways to improve the equipment they were using. But his desire to build better parts wasnt rooted in some grand business plan - many parts simply didnt exist, and the ones that did required substantial improvement.  Tom saw an opportunity to develop stronger, lighter, better components.

Starting in high school, Tom was focused on saving weight without compromising the strength of the racing bicycles he built for himself. Over the years, Toms focus has shifted from frame building to component design, but his obsession with functional, lightweight and reliable equipment has not wavered.

A knack for developing and refining manufacturing processes and using the best resources available has furthered Ritcheys reputation as one of the most prolific component manufacturers in the industry.

Many Ritchey designs and manufacturing methods have become industry standards. The success of
Ritchey products in international competition has validated Toms ideas and generated valuable feedback to further refine and develop new Ritchey
products. Today, Tom still puts in over 10,000 miles a year on his bike, constantly thinking of new ways to make it better. These miles of experience and unending passion about bicycles shine through every detail of a Ritchey component.



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