Ritchey introduces their new lightweight road wheelset and announces the release of two new bar designs.
At the top of the line among Ritchey’s collection are the Superlogic wheels which have a 46mm deep aero rims with glass-reinforced Scrim sidewalls. The design prevents rim malformation and durable enough for prolonged use of the brake. The Superlogic wheels come in both tubular and clincher models. The tubular weighs 1,170g while the clincher weighs at 1,390g with a price tag of £2,166 a pair.
Ritchey Superlogics used the new SKF bearings for its hubs. A forged six-pawl micro-clutch freehub body is at the rear to facilitate quick engagement of the cranks round. Shimano/SRAM and Campag models are available.
Sapim CX Ray Aero Stainless steel spokes (20 up front, 24 at rear) laced the hoops and are secured in place by the new Richey WCS quick release skewers which are machined cams and redesigned forged levers and rods of titanium.
As for the bars, Ritchey offers an option of one new carbon set and one alloy. The WCS Carbon Curve is a shallow drop design of 128mm with a short reach of 73mm for more upright than normal back-friendly ride posture. This meets the demands for sporty and casual long rides.
A wide flat-grip area up top is provided by Ritchey which comes in 40, 42, and 44cm in width. It is 210g in weight and priced at £40.
The WCS Evo Curve bar, a triple –butted 7075 alloy is nearly superficial in drop and reach at 131mm and 84mm precisely. It is ovate for palm-filling grip and added stiffness with a 4” rearward sweep from the clamp surface. This is typical of Ritchey’s Evolution to accommodate altered hand positioning. It weighs 250g and comes in 40, 42 and 44cm in width and sets you up in wet black finish for £79, for a bead blast finish at £70. For the white look, £93. Ritchey 2011 products are soon to be available come mid-August.