We built up a Ritchey Outback for a BC based customer this week who is planning to ride the 800 km Dempster Highway this summer.  It has a Shimano GRX Mechanical group set, with 650B GRX Wheels and 48-31 / 11-34 gearing for the hilly terrain.   She will have the option to add fenders, front and rear carriers later.

The Dempster Highway is made of fine ground rock surface that when is wet gets slick.  The 650B x 47mm Maxxis Rambler Tires will provide great stability. Clara Hughes, who has ridden it twice, mentioned to us that the Dempster highway is a drivetrain eater and when she reached Inuvik, her cassette and derailleur pulley wheels were like pointy stars.

Full Specifications:

  • Ritchey Outback Steel Frameset with Ritchey Adventure WCS Carbon Fork
  • Shifters: Shimano GRX ST-RX810
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano GRX
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano GRX
  • Crankset: Shimano GRX 48-31 chainrings
  • Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 11-34
  • Headset: Ritchey WCS 1-1/8″
  • Rotors: Shimano XTR SM-RT800
  • Handlebars: Shimano Discover medium flare
  • Stem: Shimano Discover
  • Seatpost: Ritchey WCS
  • Cages: Shimano
  • Wheels: Shimano GRX 650B
  • Tires: Maxxis Rambler 650B x 47mm
  • Pedals: Shimano PD-M540 SPD
  • Handlebar tape: Fi’zik Bondcrush
  • Saddle: Fi’zik Luce R5 Women’s saddle

Shop Ritchey Outback Framesets and contact us at [email protected] for a full build estimate.