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RITTE 1919 TT (limited wholesale price)


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Feb 29, 2008
Ritte 1919TT profile.jpg We only have three remaining frame sets - sizes 51, 53, 56 - and they are priced to move. If you've dreamt of owning a TT bike (and killing it like Cancellara), now is your chance to get on one at wholesale cost. Really.

It's the end of the season and a ridiculous value (or XMAS gift) for you - check out the photos. The frames are at a wholesale cost of 235,000 yen (retail 345,000 yen), and this was priced when the USD/JPY rate was at 100; it's now 115 meaning everything will increase by 15% after Januar

TCC Member's have first choice of this one time only wholesale price as this will remain exclusively on the TCC site for one week before being made available to the general public.


There are four primary things that make a TT bike fast:
  • Rider Position: the human body is not exactly aerodynamic. We've got all sorts of spindly limbs, wide shoulders and a head that juts up like fat turtle. That's why the 1919TT is designed to adjust to lots of body types with a sliding saddle clamp that can adjust from 75-80 degree seat angle. Likewise, the front end of the bike is easily adjustable by providing a moderately low front end and utilizing a traditional, easily adjustable stem/spacer system.
  • Power Transfer: Just a couple of watts over an hour can mean big chunks of time gained or lost. And many time trial bikes spend so much time trying to be as aero as possible that they overlook the frame's ability to transfer your power to the wheel. That's why the 1919 is designed with stiffness in mind. Using Japanese-made Toray T700 and T1000 carbon laid up in high-volume tubes and a rock-solid BB87 all carbon bottom bracket, the 1919TT puts your watts to the ground with as little loss as possible.
  • Handling: If there are any corners, turnarounds, climbs and descents on the course, then a good TT bike needs to be both stable and agile because you'll need to be able to stand up and climb, accelerate from low speed corners and maintain your position on descents and in crosswinds. All it takes is one unstable moment to force you out of your tuck and erase miles of advantage. Ritte took this into account with the 1919TT, and focused on a frame geometry that with a more road like geometry for maneuverability but a long enough wheelbase for stability at speed. This is where the 1919TT's stiffness also comes into play by not allowing frame flex to cause speed wobbles or deformation under hard braking. Speaking of braking, the 1919TT uses high-power direct mount style TRP calipers for a decidedly un-TT-bike-like stopping experience .
  • Frame Aerodynamics: In a real-world scenario, frame aerodynamics is actually one of the smallest factors in your final performance. The first three factors may take priority in the 1919TT's design, but we didn't exactly throw aerodynamics out the window. The frameset is as slippery as possible, using NACA spec aerodynamic tube forms while staying within the UCI shape restrictions.
  • Full cable housing throughout the frame
  • Frame, fork, seatpost, and headset
  • Included mini-cantilever TRP brakes are aero, simple to adjust and have better braking than more exotic hidden setups
  • Japanese-made Toray T700 and T1000 carbon laid up in high-volume tubes \
  • Rock-solid BB87 all carbon bottom bracket
Any further questions? Reply to this thread or email [email protected]

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