For 2013, the entire Ritchey SuperLogic group, their top of the line spread, gets a new matte black finish with subdued logos. It’s shown above on an existing handlebar and the all-new SuperLogic C260 stem.
If you recall, the C260 stems use a 260º wrap around the handlebar, with a smaller faceplate and bolts that thread in from the stem side. This creates a much stronger grasp of the handlebar. The WCS C260 stem uses a carbon wrap over an alloy base, but this SuperLogic model has a full carbon body with alloy faceplate. Ritchey’s marketing director Sean Coffey says it’s on par with the stiffness of Cavendish’s wildly oversized PRO stem.
The 110 weighs in at 125g, meaning the alloy C260 stems could actually be a bit lighter, and they already claim to be massively strong, meaning this one’s for the absolute crushers.
Along those lines, the new Trail group (full component specs at the link) uses a 220º opening on the stem, making it so you don’t have to remove your shifters/brake levers to slide a bar in. The thinner part of mountain bike handlebars should fit into the opening, then slide over to the 31.8 center clamping section. Actual weights for the components are:
Trail seatpost – 262g – and Trail stem – 132g for 90mm length
Clockwise from top left:
- Trail Carbon Riser – 199g
- Trail Carbon Flat – 191g
- Trail Alloy Flat – 244g
- Trail Alloy Riser – 293g
The Z-Max Evolution tires get a 29×2.1 size. Weights are said to be pretty good, but weren’t available.
The WCS Paradigm pedal (left) takes the existing Pro level pedal and chisels down the body a bit to save 8g to 15g per pedal. Body is forged alloy and they both use a chromoly spindle with bushing/needle/cartridge bearing internals.
I rode a pair in Raleigh’s Midsummer Night’s Dream cyclocross race this week using Shimano SPD cleats and they worked pretty well…Ritchey recommends using their cleats, and we’ll be getting a pair of these in for testing. At $159.99 for the WCS, they’re pretty darn competitive for the weight.
They also wanted to show off the new seatpost heads that are swappable between standard saddle rail clamps and Monolink. Good news for anyone that doesn’t want to commit to an expensive seatpost for a niche saddle design.
UPDATED: The Streem
becomes adds a dedicated TT/Triathlon saddle at the WCS level, no longer looking like in addition to the traditional road seats. The Streem TT gets a larger padding section at the front and is shaped for riding in an aero tuck.