Interbike 2009 – New Ritchey Logic Bars, Stems, Pedals and More…Carbon and White!
INTERBIKE 2009 – Ritchey Logic had lots of new goodies on display, the first of which is the drop down of the White color scheme to their Comp level of components. Ã‚Â Now (as we teased about with a phone cam from the show), you can built out a complete white cockpit for about $170 to $180. Ã‚Â Individually, the Ritchey Comp handlebar is $53, the seatpost is $62 and the stem is $80. Ã‚Â The Marathon Saddle (not included in the total price above) runs $40.
The Comp level also gets the Logic II sizing, which changes the drop and reach of the handlebar based on the width, making the fit more “logical” for different sized riders.
There’s lots more to see after the break, like:
- Cyclocross-specific headset w/ integrated swiveling brake cable hanger
- Pro Paradigm mountain bike pedal
- Pro Matrix carbon stem
- Sweeper flat bars in carbon and alloy
- WCS Streem Carbon saddle
…and lots more! Ã‚Â All is yours to drool over when you make the jump…
Ritchey’s new cyclocross headset comes with the integrated brake cable hanger built into the upper bearing race, and it swivels fore and aft to move with your cable housing. Ã‚Â The housing stop bolt twists to adjust brake pad contact. Ã‚Â It’s available in both a WCS ($67) and Pro ($50) level, with the difference being the WCS gets better bearings and alloy races over the Comp. Ã‚Â Both use sealed bearings and a 50mm press-fitÃ‚Â design. Ã‚Â For 1-1/8″ only
The new Pro Paradigm Mountain Bike Pedal V5 gets redesigned roller needle bearings and is fully servicable. Ã‚Â It weighs 255g and costs $135.
New to the Pro line is the Pro Matrix 4-Axis “44″ Carbon Alloy stem. Ã‚Â Offered as a less expensive option to the WCS carbon stem, the Pro model uses a lesser alloy inner core surrounded by high modulus carbon fiber, alloy cap and stainless steel bolts (WCS has Ti bolts and a Carbon faceplate). Ã‚Â This addition gives you the opportunity to run a full carbon cockpit with Ritchey Pro level components. Ã‚Â Weight is 145g for a 110mm and MSRP is $110. Ã‚Â Available sizes are 90 thru 130 in 10mm increments.
Another new stem at the Pro level is the 30Ã‚Âº road stem with split (2-piece) top cap. Ã‚Â Ã‚Â It’s available in 60mm to 120mm lengths (10mm increments) and retails for $59.
The new Ritchey WCS Streem saddle comes equipped with carbon rails, a carbon injected shell and Lorica cover. Ã‚Â It uses Ritchey’s Vector Wing design to dissipate vibrations and a superlight foam over a low profile design to keep it looking sharp. Ã‚Â It weighs in at just 142g adn retails for $180, which is pretty decent compared to some other ultralight carbon saddles, many with no padding.
Ritchey is expanding on their sweeper bar offerings, which are designed with a forward sweep from the stem, then rearward sweep where you grip. Ã‚Â The idea is to provide a comfortable angle without shortening or raising the cockpit, which should be just the thing for 29ers that already have a taller front end and don’t want to run riser bars.
Above (center) is the new Pro 10Ã‚Âº Sweep bar, a double butted aluminum bar that comes in at just $49.
At the top end of the line, they have the SuperLogic 10Ã‚Âº Sweep Flat Bar. Ã‚Â It’s a full carbon bar with UD (uni-directional) finish. Ã‚Â It comes in a 620mm width only with 31.8 center section for increased rigidity. Ã‚Â It weighs in at 168g (website’s claim, rep’s claim at the show was 125g…you decide) and MSRP’s for $200.
They also had a LOT of new wheels for road and mountain, which are coming in another post. Stay tuned…