We know that saying it's fast is cliche, but it is. In fact, it's not just fast, the Gulf-20 is a damn rocket from Hades. It's asphalt-devouringly stiff and yet paradoxically comfortable to ride. It may not do 240mph on the old Mulsanne Straight, but take it down a long descent and it may feel just as fast.
The Gulf-20 is based on Ritte's all-new "Ace" frame. New for 2016, the Ritte Ace takes over as the flagship of their road racing lineup. Utilizing the most state-of-the-art construction techniques and materials, the Ace takes power transfer and responsiveness to an even higher level.
True Monocoque - Unlike most carbon frames, which are made in three or more separately molded pieces, the Ace is made as one main structure, eliminating hard joints and seams through the main tubes and joints. This allows for a more rigid frame with fewer stress points and better transfer of road feel.
Positive Molding - The Ace utilizes the most up-to-date molding process with a hard inner mold and bladder system, resulting in higher carbon compaction and more uniform wall density for a light frame and lively ride.
Grounded Geometry - The Ace uses the same well-tested, much-loved geometry from the Vlaanderen for confident, precise handling and stable descending. The design is based on a slightly longer wheelbase with better front/rear balance.
T700/T1000 Carbon Layup - the highest possible grade of carbon that can be practically used on a road frame. The carbon works in unison with our molding technique and monocoque design to provide the best possible frame structure and ride quality.
Interchangeable Di2/Mechanical - Now Di2 and mechanical cabling is cleaner-looking and easier to route with specially designed inserts.
25+ Tire Clearance - The Ace can accept the biggest possible tires that a standard brake caliper can clear. Every brand’s 25s and many 28s can fit.
Lifetime Warranty - We stand behind the quality of our bikes, but if there's ever a structural issue with your Ace as a result of manufacturing or material defect, we'll handle it for you.
Designed in Los Angeles and constructed in cooperation with one of the exacting composites facilities in the world.
- Bottom Bracket: PressFit30
- Seatpost: 31.6 full-carbon.
- Seat Collar Clamp: 34.9 (Included)
- Front Derailleur: Braze-on
- Frame Weight: 900g - 1150g (XS - XXL)
- Fork Weight: 370g