A number of innovations and improvements to bicycle design came together to make the Outback a capable adventure companion. Road, off-road, trail, expedition, you name it, the Outback can do it all.
It starts with a fork that can comfortably clear a 700x40c tire with a surprisingly short axle-to-crown that improves the handling of the bike by lowering the front end's center of gravity. From there, choice decisions were made on the location and butting profile of time-tested Ritchey Logic steel tubing to create a resilient ride feel over the harshest terrain. Of course, Ritchey frames retain their signature 27.2 seatpost spec and straight steerer so as to not overbuild a bike in the name of stiffness, because who needs that when there are miles of trail yet to explore?