MERIT PLUS 2022 GRAVEL BIKE

New full carbon bike combines all road setup speed advantages together with maximum tyre clearance. New Plus frame accept 700x48mm (29x1.9") tyres. New frame is longer to be more stable on your long adventures and simultaneously avoid shoe overlap.

This is our 3th gravel machine in row. Our goal is to make bike fast, simple, easy to service and all for good money. We prefer stiff frame for maximum power tranfer from riders legs to wheels. Many of us use gravel bike 40-60% on road so we do not use suspension elastomers in frames, thin chain stays, all this can you slow down. When you want to make bike more comfy so you can use fat tyres up to 700x48mm, use Vecnum, Redshift or suspension stem or seatpost. 

BEST POSSIBLE INGREDIENTS

We use best possible functional parts for best possible gravel performance, there is not neccessary to change parts just after bike purchase. All is tested before on us. 

For over 45 years, Ritchey has lead the industry in providing race-worthy, expedition ready, and championship proven components and bicycles at a price that does not require a pro contract. Shop innovative design, iconic framesets and timeless quality from Ritchey Design. 

High end bike parts made in Germany. 
Design, testing, manufacture, sales & service in house. The company is driven by a staff of bike enthusiasts with a solid proven technical background. This allows us to design and produce all our products directly in our own manufacturing facilities. 

The Fulcrum® range of road bike wheels offers lightweight and reliable wheelsets for every condition, course, discipline and budget. From the professional level full carbon aero wheels, to the high performance aluminium line, Fulcrum® has the perfect wheel to match your performance. 

Frame Details and Features

Dropped Chain Stay
Special rear fork and bottom bracket allow to use road crank set and together wide tires. This chain stay contributes to maximum rigidity of full carbon bottom bracket.

Fat Tire Clearance
For our maximum comfort during off road ride. Frame allows to use 700x48mm (29x1.9") or 650x 52mm (27.5x2.1") tires.

Tappered Headset
The headset is 1 1/8'' at the top and 1 1/2'' at the bottom. Thinner top saves weight while thicker bottom makes steering more stable. 

Internal Cable Routing
We hide all shifting and brake cables inside – hidden routing looks great and guarantee top functionality for shifting. All is hidden against mud and dust. 

Overall Stiffness and Wheel Axles
Most stressed parts of the frame are robust to keep the ideal frame stiffness. Front and rear forks are equipped by Ø12mm axles. 

Flat Mount Brake Mount
Newest type of disc brake mounting enable to use new and lightest road calipers - flat mount.

Many mounting points
You can find on frame threads prepared for additional bottle cages, bags, fenders, racks or other tools for bike packing or all season riding.

Avoid shoe overlap
Frame is longer than many others. We do not like toe overlap. Do not worry to turn during peddaling. Front-center length is prepared for your bigger shoe.

Bike Frame Specification

BB Standard

Pressfit BB86

Headset Standard

1 1/2" and 1 1/8" 45°

Frame Max Tire Clearance w/o fender

700C x 48mm / 650B x 52mm

Seat Post Diameter

27.2 mm

Seat clamp diameter

31,8 mm

Brake mount front

Flat Mount

Brake mount rear

Flat Mount

Rotor clearance front

160 mm

Rotor clearance rear

140-160 mm

Maximum chainring for GRX chainline 

1x 48t; 2x 52/36t

Maximum chainring for traditional road crank 

1x 44t, 2x 50/34t

Front through axle

12 mm x 100 mm

Rear through axle

12 mm x 142 mm

Front Derailleur Hanger

Braze On

Bottle Mounts

3x + 2x on fork

Fender Mounts

yes

Rack Mounts

yes

Frame Geometry

Frame Geometry (mm)

SIZE A B RC D E F FC G H H“ I J WB
XS 500 525 435 69 399 50 585 115 73 71 1 1/8'' 1 1/2'' 1010
S 530 540 435 69 399 50 595 130 73 71,5 1 1/8'' 1 1/2'' 1021
M 550 560 435 69 399 50 611 150 73 71,5 1 1/8'' 1 1/2'' 1035
L 570 580 435 69 399 50 626 170 73 72,5 1 1/8'' 1 1/2'' 1052
XL 590 600 430 69 399 50 645 190 73 72,5 1 1/8'' 1 1/2'' 1070

 Recommender Bike Size (cm)

SIZE XS S M L XL
RIDER HEIGHT  159-166 165-173 172-179 178-188 187-196