N1NO`s 5th chapter of his #huntforglory
webisodes is all about a journey to the roots of mountain biking. The 3x MTB World Champion meets one of the godfathers of mountain biking, Tom Ritchey, at his home in Skyline, Northern California. Tom Ritchey is the guy who was already racing bicycles, which we call 'mountain bikes' today, back in the 1970s on his backyard trails in the hills of Skyline and Santa Cruz. He built the first mountain bike frame, and since those early days, every new invention has been chased by another.
Over the years Tom's focus has shifted from frame building to component design, but his obsession with functional, lightweight and reliable equipment has not wavered. Many Ritchey designs and manufacturing methods have become industry standards.
Mountain bike racing has always been something Tom Ritchey has been passionate about. 3x World Champion Thomas Frischknecht was part of Ritchey`s Racing team in the 1990's. Still today, Tom creates World Championshipwinning parts for the top guys like N1NO. As a Co-Sponsor of SCOTT-Odlo MTB Racing, Tom contributes to the Team`s success with innovative products and his experience.
N1NO and Frischi not only rode singletrack where mountain biking was born, but Tom Ritchey also showed them where the first frames where welded and where all of his his inspiration came from. N1NO got to know more about the early days, and Tom Ritchey explained how Mountain Biking came into existence.
Photos: Jochen HaarCatch up with previous episodes here:N1NO - Hunt For Glory, Chapter 1N1NO - Hunt For Glory, Chapter 2 - On The GoN1NO - Hunt For Glory, Chapter 3 - The First Big BattleN1NO - Hunt For Glory, Chapter 4 - There's No Place Like Home
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