Ritchey Logic: High safety standards and durability
Ritchey Logic is a bicycle components and frames manufacturer for road, MTB, cross and adventure cycling. The company is also the first production mountain bike manufacturer in the history of the sport. Ritchey offer includes stems, handlebars, seatposts, pedals, carbon wheels, carbon forks, saddles, tires and other highly performing products, for riders of every type, skill level and budget. One of the goals of Ritchey is to provide good bike components at an affordable price also to the people who ride simply for the experience of it all.
(Team Mitchelton Scott riding with Ritchey components)
(Team Wanty Groupe Gobert racing with Ritchey components)
Ritchey Logic was founded in 1974 by Tom Ritchey, a former rider himself, who is still the president and lead designer of the company. Ritchey is based in San Carlo, California. Ritchey components have been used in winning some of the biggest cycling competitions in the world including the UCI World Championships, the Tour de France and the Olympics.
Ritchey strives to produce designs which are at least twice the standards established by CEN (the European Committee which determines minimum safety standards for bicycles and components sold in Europe) in order to meet the highest standards and offer to its customers and athletes high quality and safe bicycle components. Another goal is to find the perfect balance between lightness and durability, a process that the company calls ‘relentless innovation.’ Ritchey doesn't only supply world’s leading road and mountain bike champions, but their insight, suggestions and feedback are essential for the bikes and components you are going to ride every day.
(Ritchey winning style ph TP Racing)
WCS is the mid-range Ritchey line. WCS handlebars, stems and seatposts deliver pro performance for a privateer budget. The WCS C220 stem (available in 84D and 73D) is quick and easy to install and it can enclose a full 220 degrees over the handlebar. The WCS Evomax handlebar has a twelve-degree flared drop: an ideal shape for both on- or off -road bike builds and mixed terrain road bike. The WCS NeoClassic, has a traditional round drops and classic bend, offering more hand positions in the drops than anatomical and ergo bends, with lots of space to rest your hands. The WCS 1-Bolt seatpost is one of the most iconic pieces from Ritchey: it is adjustable and secure thanks to its single bolt. Ritchey Link seatpost offer two clamp positions for greater adjustability in dialing in the right fit; while the Zero seatpost offers no-slip saddle engagement and high adjustability ensuring the saddle stays exactly where you want it to be.
(Ritchey WCS Evo Max handlebar Ph:road-cc)
Stiff and light, SuperLogic is Ritchey premium line, featuring very performing components made of high quality carbon with an extremely high tensile strength that improves toughness and fatigue life. The SuperLogic EvoCurve handlebar has it all: superior quality construction, meticulous design precision and ultimate road bike performance. The Carbon C260 has an amazing strength-to-weight ratio through the use of high modulus carbon fiber, increased boom diameter and a wider clamp. The Superlogic 1-Bolt Seatpost is one of the lightest, toughest seatpost in the world: a patented SideBinder clamp design uses a single 5mm bolt for quick, secure adjustment, while the low-profile head delivers optimal saddle clearance and sleek lines.
(Ritchey Supelogic Evocurve handlebar C260 Stem Ph: Bikerumor)
Comp level components are designed to bring competition-worthy components at a price that everyone can handle. The handlebar Streem III features the same, more traditional drop shape as the legendary Ritchey Curve. The result is a handlebar that cuts through the wind, offers a broad platform for your hands while climbing and employs familiar feel and control when in the drops. The evolution of Ritchey handlebars continues with the Comp ErgoMax. Designed to enhance control and comfort when riding along loose surfaces, the ErgoMax is ideal for a gravel bike since it places the hands in a wider, more stable position while in the drops. The ErgoMax is also perfect on road bikes that are built for endurance. The 4-Axis stem is a safe investment for an entry level stem that has world class performance. The 2-bolt seatpost provides an incredible balance between strength, weight and easy adjustability. Low-profile clamp reduces stress on lightweight rails and won't stagger.
(Ritchey Comp Ergomax handlebar Ph: Road-cc)
(WCS NeoClassic and Comp EvoMax handlebars)
Ritchey is born when design and attention to detail meet technical innovation, its components are made to please the most demanding athletes and also weekend riders. Their rigorous fatigue testing make Ritchey product also sturdy and safe according to standards established by CEN. Try them and you won't regret it!