Ritchey Design working with Oris Intelligence for MAP regulation

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (BRAIN) — Ritchey Design, which has had a minium advertised price policy since at least 2014 , is now working with Oris Intelligence to regulate the policy. “A recharged enforcement of MAP is a crucial step forward for us,” said Phil Ellinwood, Ritchey’s CFO

Five exciting cross-country race bikes for 2017

Enduro and trail bikes may have stolen the spotlight in recent years, but make no mistake, cross-country racing is alive and well.

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Cross-country courses are getting faster as well as more technical. To meet these demands, the latest XC race bikes are longer and slacker than their predecessors.

Many of these new models blur the line between cross-country and trail with more suspension travel, stiffer suspension forks and dropper seatposts.


Another trend we’re glad to see is an emphasis on designing full suspension frames with the ability to hold two water bottles inside the main triangle — a feature that endurance racers are sure to appreciate.

Watch the video for the complete run-down of five of the most promising cross-country race bikes for 2017.

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