Ritchey Ascent Breakaway
Most of us have access to a couple of different bikes.
If something horrible were ever to happen to our society (like maybe a zombie apocalypse) and you had to get by with only one bike to ride everywhere, you could hardly pick a better bike than the Ritchey Ascent.
The Ascent is a long-haul touring bike. It’s a gravel adventure bike. With upright handlebars installed it becomes a hybrid city bike. With upright handlebars and fat tires installed it’s a mountain bike. With skinny and smooth tires installed it’s a fast road bike. The Ascent can be configured any way that you can imagine, and since it comes to us as a bare frame and you decide how you want it to turn out, it can be configured to fit just about any budget that you have in mind.
Did we mention that the Ascent is a travel bike? Yep. It comes apart and fits into a regular-size suitcase. This means that it flies to your ride destination just like regular checked luggage with no exorbitant bicycle surcharge.
Don’t worry. If you happen to have a couple of different bikes at home and want to add the Ascent to your fleet, it doesn’t have to be your only ride.