If it seems like you’re seeing a lot of Hi-Vis yellow lately, that’s because you are. The look-at-me color is everywhere from helmets to socks, to bottles and everything in between. And with good reason – at least on the road, since every little bit of the attention grabbing hue could mean the difference between getting home safely, or not being seen by inattentive motorists. However, as much as the safety factor plays into the color choice, let’s not kid ourselves. Cyclists love to color-coordinate.
Along those lines, Ritchey has introduced another limited release. This time it is a Hi-Vis C260 instead of the more subdued Ritchey x Cadence number they released earlier this year. Thanks to the popular color choice for current models, the stem should be right at home on bikes from Pinarello, Ibis, Masi, Jamis, and more. Stems are instock and currently shipping.
Prices, weights, and details next…
Named the C260 for the 260 degree clamping surface and the use of high modulus carbon fiber, the carbon body is paired with an aluminum face plate. Available in 80/90/100/110/120/ and 130mm lengths, stems will be sold in a single 84/6 degree angle. C260 stems will fit most MTB and road handlebars, but require the bar to be inserted near the taper and then slid into place. Claimed weight is 125g for the 110mm stem, with all limited stems selling for $279.95.