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Ritchey Break-Away TandM Tandem Frameset

Ritchey Break-Away TandM Tandem Frameset
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The adaptable and versatile Ritchey Outback family grows by two saddles with the introduction of the new Outback TandM Break-Away tandem frameset.

The only thing better than experiencing life in foreign lands by bicycle is sharing those adventures with someone riding along with you. Be it sipping coffee at a cafe found along the white gravel roads in Tuscany or devouring a bowl of warm stew somewhere just off the costal roads in Ireland, the Outback TandM Break-Away tandem serves as the vehicle to get you there.

More than 40 years of frame-building heritage, innovation, exploration, and lots of riding in far-away countries come together to make the new Outback TandM Break-Away the ultimate way to share experiences in new locales with your travel partner. Built with triple-butted Ritchey Logic Tubing, the Outback TandM Break-Away delivers the same exquisite ride feel Ritchey is known for but doubles it up for a unique shared experience.

The "T and M" in the name of this tandem refers to Tom and his wife Martha's (see what we did there?) frequent rides in all parts of the world - the inspiration behind Tom designing this bike. The Outback TandM Break-Away easily and quickly disassembles to fit into two included sturdy travel cases, which help you avoid airline extra baggage fees. Once you arrive at your destination, the bike assembles with ease - allowing you and your riding companion to quickly get out and go.

The Outback TandM Break-Away is a road-oriented tandem frame that cruises endless tarmac routes yet has the advantage of being able to fit 35c tires, making it adaptable enough to effortlessly handle gravel roads that disappear into the horizon. With fender mounts, the ability to fit five water bottles and a confident steel fork with multi-purpose mounts, the Outback TandM Break-Away has all of the features to keep you and your riding partner outfitted with everything you'll need for your time out riding.

Includes wheeled carrying bags that fit within most guidelines for airline baggage
Designed for on- and off-road riding
Available in one size only


  • Material: heat-treated, triple-butted Ritchey Logic steel tubing - TIG welded
  • Fender mounts
  • Ultra-light forged and machined straight 1-1/8" headtube
  • WCS headset included (upper IS42/28.6 - 16mm stack height | lower IS42/30)
  • 145mm Quick Release
  • Forged dropout with integrated derailleur hanger
  • 27.2mm seat tubes with integrated seat collars (max torque setting: 6Nm)
  • Front derailleur clamp size: 28.6mm (max torque setting: 2.5Nm) - not included
  • Bottom bracket: 68mm - English threaded
  • Designed for standard tandem gearing - stoker crank: 52/39/30T
  • External cable routing
  • Bottle mounts: 5



  • Material: heat-treated, triple-butted Ritchey Logic steel tubing - TIG welded
  • 1-1/8" straight steerer with integrated 45-degree crown race  
  • Fender mounts
  • Quick Release 100mm OLD
  • Steerer length: 300mm
  • Axle-crown: 395mm
  • Rake/Offset: 47mm


Tire Compatibility

  • Wheel and tire compatibility: 700 x 35mm tire clearance (depending on tire/rim manufacturer)
  • Frame max spacing: 55mm
  • Fork max spacing: 65mm


Brake Compatibility

  • IS51 brake mounts / 203 max rotor size (adaptors available separately)
  • Housing stops on down tube optimized for mechanical brake coupling
  • Hydraulic brake compatible (please see brake manufacturer recommendation for traveling with hydraulic brakes)



  • Sizes: 1 size
  • Frame weight: 5.02kg (3 sections of frame assembled in one piece)
  • Fork weight: 1070g (uncut steerer)
  • Color: Merlot, Creme & Indigo
  • Break-Away travel cases (2) and padding included
  • Hinge Clamps, rear brake cable connector and derailleur cable connectors included