1919 TT

Then, of course, there's the pain: the position is less than relaxing, the vibration and bumps in the road hammering your forearms, on which rests the weight of your entire upper body. Straining your neck to see down the road past the stinging sweat in your eyes. Yet even with your senses totally bombarded, there are few feelings in competition road racing as truly great as pushing a time trial bike at tremendous speeds. And speed is the primary quality of the Ritte 1919 TT.

Time trialing is a visceral experience and the sounds of your effort are what hit you first: the whoosh whoosh of the big carbon wheels, the drum of your heart, the metronomic inhales and exhales when you're pacing it just right.