Best of Interbike: Ritchey Carbon Break-Away Road Frame

2015 Ritchey Carbon Break-Away Road Frame

So, you travel a lot for business via car, train or airplane and you want to maintain a proper road riding schedule. You want a lightweight and responsive carbon frame, but it must fit in tight quarters. Ritchey has your back with the all-new Carbon Break-Away road frame.

Like the previous Break-Away frames, this one disassembles at the seat tube and lower down tube and joins the Ti/Carbon Break-Away frame as the only race-worthy and travel-friendly road bikes on the market. Unique cable connectors also disconnect and the whole thing fits into a tidy travel case.

As shown, this complete build tips the scales at 15.6 lbs and includes everything needed to travel with this beauty. For a bike focused on real-world durability and not being ultra light, I’d say its a respectable weight for a complete build.

Key features:

  • Optimized carbon tubing for ride quality and durability
  • Classic Ritchey geometry
  • Standard threaded bottom bracket
  • Ritchey WCS Carbon road fork included
  • Clearance for up to 28mm tires
  • Break-Away travel case included
  • 4Nm torque key included
  • Sizes: 5 sizes (XS-XL)
  • Weight: 1524 grams (medium frameset)
  • Price: $2999.95 (frame, fork, headset, travel case)

The Bottom Line

This is a unique road bike and, for the right rider, will be sublime. Most of us don’t have the need for a folding bike frame, but if you are a discerning road warrior, the Carbon Break-Away is your match made in heaven.