RIH SPORT AMSTERDAM SINCE 1921

RIH Sport Amsterdam specializes in hand-build, high- performance road and track bikes. Founded in 1921 by the brothers Bustraan, RIH Sport Amsterdam has over 90 years of experience, covering 4 generations of bike builders and 63 world- and Olympic champions.

Our goal is to create a high performance bike for life for each of our clients.

 

Each bike is the product of a close collaboration between rider and builder – We don’t just want to know what your measurements are, we want to know how you want to use your bike and what your personal preferences and goals are. Since all bikes are completely custom-built, we are able to tailor each bike to the specific individual needs of its rider.

RIH Sport is featured in the documentary “De Mannen van Staal” (The Men of Steel) by director Matthieu Landweer.

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Super Course

The Super Course model is our road racer.

Built with Reynolds 853 tubing in order to guarantee optimal stiffness and durability without giving up too much weight. Currently we are building our Super Course model to weigh around 7.5 kg.

All our bikes are equipped with Chris King headsets and most customers prefer Campagnolo groups. Of course, other group sets are also available.

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The Randonneur

The Randonneur is the ultimate high performance touring bike. It has sturdier steel tubes and is usually made with a more comfortable geometry, enabling a well-balanced, long-distance ride that is enjoyable for weeks on end.

All details are completely customizable. All bosses and braze-ons can be welded to perfectly fit your preferred traveling and cycling gear, from bags, to bidons, to baby seats and any other build-ons. Together with our builders, you can compose your own set up, that is comfortable, practical and ultimately balanced.

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PISTA

The Pista is our track model. With some minor adjustments it also becomes the ultimate fixed gear bike.

We like to build our Pista’s elegant and aggressive. However anything is possible.

This Pista is made with Reynolds steel and a Chris King headset to guarantee optimal stiffness and durability.

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Athena Project

A RIH will never get outdated!

Since our beginning in 1921, RIH Sport has produced over 15.000 hand build road- and track frames. And apparently they have been holding up nicely. We continuously get requests to modernize old frames from as early as the 1950’s. To service these clients and keep the classic feel, we offer the Athena Project, named after the pollished aluminium Athena Campagnolo group.

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4 generations of bike building excellence

RIH was founded in 1921 by the brothers Bustraan. From their workshop in de Westerstraat they produced the custom-made steel bikes. In 1948 the two brothers handed over the business to Willem jr.. He then teamed up with Wim van der Kaaij who had learned the trade  from an early age always helping in the shop as an apprentice.

Since mister van der Kaay’s passing in 2014, we have been re-envisioning our bikes and production methodologies, embracing the RIH Sport values and heritage in every facet of our process and product, in order to serve each client’s needs to perfection.