More New Cycling Goodies from Ritchey Shown at Sea Otter

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Besides the SuperLogic carbon mountain bike wheels in the previous post, Ritchey had a LOT of other stuff on display…some new, some not, but plenty worth showing.

Above is a collection of their new “wet white” components, including their Single Bolt seatpost clamp design (detail below).  One of the neatest things was their Carbon Rigid Mountain Bike Fork.  It had some beefy round legs with carbon dropouts, but the steerer tube was aluminum.  Click the pics of it below to enlarge.

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There’s lots more to see…hit “more” to come inside…

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New Unidirection Carbon cyclocross fork features full carbon construction and a steerer tube/crown design that works with both regular and integrated headsets.  Other specs are:

  • 48mm rake
  • Monocoque construction
  • 45 or 50mm crown diameters
  • 460g (uncut steerer tube)

They also have a new carbon mountain bike fork that looks very much like the ‘cross fork above, with slightly deeper bladed legs.

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Using the same 1-Bolt clamp design as their other seatposts, Ritchey unveiled a new zer0 setback version.  Specs for the 164g carbon seatpost are shown in image below:

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They also had their new WCS Carbon Streem Saddles in black and white.  Featuring Ritchey’s “Vector Wing”, which is a flexible composite strut that the back of the rails mount to to dampen vibrations.  The shell and rails are carbon injected as one piece to reduce weight.  It’s covered with superlight foam and genuine leather.  145g, MSRP $189.95.

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Another new wheelset from Ritchey is their PRO Carbon Apex Clinchers.  They use a 3K carbon weave with an aerodynamic dish shape and an alloy braking surface.  They’re handbuilt using Sapim Race Stainless Steel DB 14/17/14 spokes (w/ brass nips).  Rear hub is 9-speed compatible, 10-speed with a shim.  20 spoke straight lace front (861g) and 24 spoke two-cross rear (1095g).  MSRP $1,700.

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They also have a new SuperLogic Carbon Clincher 46mm Road Tubular wheelset (file photo).  Using the same Carbon/Boron/Ceramic as their mountain bike wheel, they’ve got internal 3/16″ hex nipples and DT Aero Light bladed spokes.  Cold forged WCS SL front hub has rounded flanges to support high tension radial lacing.  WCS SL rear hub is available in three alloy freehub body configurations (SRAM, Shimano and Campy).  20 radial F / 24 2-cross R, MSRP: $2,799.

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New pedal color (above) to go with the new cosmetics of their Pro component line.  Logo is now red (changed from blue in past):

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