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 Post subject: Ritchey '12
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:12 pm 
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Was just browsing bikeradar and saw these:
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100g for 100mm despite featuring 7 bolts. More here: http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/ritchey-bolster-component-lines-for-2012-31141

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 Post subject: Re: Ritchey '12
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:18 pm 
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kinda defeats the point of having a face plate that comes of if you still cant fit the bars that way, looks to me like you would have to feed the bars through like the old 1bolt stems unless your running a bar with a flat section


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 Post subject: Re: Ritchey '12
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:57 pm 
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Probably can take it off still unless you wrap it all the
way to 31.8 middle section of the bar.


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 Post subject: Re: Ritchey '12
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Spent many of my earlier years dealing with removing levers and tape to be able to thread the bars through - Jeezz what a backward step from Ritchey :shock: :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Ritchey '12
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Most bars will come off without removing levers... It will remove at the point where most bars taper.

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 Post subject: Re: Ritchey '12
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Thanks Pez - now that you mention it - with the larger center clamp sections (versus the older 26mm) it does make sense that it would work


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 Post subject: Re: Ritchey '12
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Indeed, this 260 stem wouldn't work with, say, Pro Vibe bars, that have a continuous section of 31.8mm from where the stem clamps until where it tapers off to about 24mm in the bend where the the levers clamp.

I'm sure it'll work with all Ritchey bars. Why otherwise would Ritchey bring such a thing out? Think whatever you think, I'm just the messenger and also happen to like Ritchey's design. That said, it's better illustrated by a picture, where you can see that 260º clamping of 31.8mm is more than 24mm so it gives enough space for the bars to pass through at the sections with the smaller diameter:


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 Post subject: Re: Ritchey '12
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pro built a better mousetrap


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 Post subject: Re: Ritchey '12
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Better in what measure(s)?

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 Post subject: Re: Ritchey '12
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Another article explaining the design

http://www.singletrackworld.com/2011/07 ... -new-stem/


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 Post subject: Re: Ritchey '12
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YoKaiser wrote:
Another article explaining the design

http://www.singletrackworld.com/2011/07 ... -new-stem/


From the article...

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The Pro teams are currently using it in the Tour. The alloy stem is 3-4 times better than Ritchey’s previous stem in testing – and it’s 30% stiffer than Ritchey’s popular (and winning) 4Axis stem.


3-4 times better! :smartass:


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 Post subject: Re: Ritchey '12
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The pro vibe is worse in at least one way: you can't flip it so it's less versatile.

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Don't let your thinking get in the way of marketing! It is 3-4 times better and has been scientfically proven! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Ritchey '12
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Pete, absolutely. It goes to 11! :smartass:

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 Post subject: Re: Ritchey '12
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interesting to see 3 bolts at the back!


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