2018 Ritchey Explorateur Breakaway Travel bike

Hosted by Michael

1 trips completed


Elite Host

Size 58 cm
$75 day
$250 week
$600 month

Explorateur - one-of-a-kind, lightweight steel custom travel road bike handmade in England - ready for your next bike vacation.

Absolutely beautiful ride quality - designed and built to travel to the world’s best climbs!

Uses Ritchey BreakAway system to enable to split in half and pack into a standard size suitcase just by removing 3 bolts with an Allen wrench, and unscrewing the brake cable couplers.
Packing and unpacking takes approximately 20 minutes (co-motion suitcase included.)

Custom measurements - closest to a 58cm, but should work for anyone who typically rides a 57cm - 60cm - (generally 5'10 - 6'2).
Top tube is tad under 57cm and I’d estimate the effective top tube to be a tad under 58cm.

The octagonal flattened Spirit HSS top tube and tapered head tube are hard to pick up in the pics, but subtlety stand out in real life.

And the bike was completely overhauled, so ready to take on your next adventure, wherever that takes you:

sonic cleaning
new 12-speed ultegra crankset & chain
new ultegra shifters
new bottom bracket
new handlebar & Silca bar tape
new cabling & housing (including breakaway connectors & bolts)
New breakaway clamp
new seat post (Thompson Elite to match the Thompson Elite stem)
overhauled headset

Also has an Enve road fork
Complete Shimano Ultegra

Delivery available with Look Keo pedals or with the pedals removed.

1 Reviews

2018 Ritchey Explorateur Breakaway Travel bike

October 30 2023

Michael went out of his way to make successful my experience riding his delightful bike. It was a real treat zooming around San Francisco on his Explorateur, and in the process I broadened my network as well.