Ritchey '12

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
User avatar
mythical
Posts: 1489
Joined: Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:49 am
Location: Europe
Contact:

by mythical

Was just browsing bikeradar and saw these:
Image
Image

100g for 100mm despite featuring 7 bolts. More here: http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/ritchey-bolster-component-lines-for-2012-31141
“I always find it amazing that a material can actually sell a product when it’s really the engineering that creates and dictates how well that material will behave or perform.” — Chuck Teixeira

RideWert.com
Wert Cycling on Facebook

bikedoc
Posts: 642
Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:16 pm

by bikedoc

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

by Weenie


SL58
Posts: 642
Joined: Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:02 pm

by SL58

Probably can take it off still unless you wrap it all the
way to 31.8 middle section of the bar.

User avatar
tommasini
Posts: 1289
Joined: Sun Nov 02, 2003 6:48 am
Location: Central USA
Contact:

by tommasini

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:

Nooooo Thanks.

User avatar
CharlesM
Posts: 5771
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:37 am
Location: Phoenix Arizona

by CharlesM

Most bars will come off without removing levers... It will remove at the point where most bars taper.

User avatar
tommasini
Posts: 1289
Joined: Sun Nov 02, 2003 6:48 am
Location: Central USA
Contact:

by tommasini

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

User avatar
mythical
Posts: 1489
Joined: Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:49 am
Location: Europe
Contact:

by mythical

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:
Attachments
260degrees.jpg
“I always find it amazing that a material can actually sell a product when it’s really the engineering that creates and dictates how well that material will behave or perform.” — Chuck Teixeira

RideWert.com
Wert Cycling on Facebook

spartan
Posts: 1076
Joined: Fri Sep 03, 2004 2:52 am

by spartan

pro built a better mousetrap


Image
Current Rides:

2017 Giant TCR Advanced SL 0 DI2 9150

User avatar
CharlesM
Posts: 5771
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:37 am
Location: Phoenix Arizona

by CharlesM

Better in what measure(s)?

YoKaiser
Posts: 129
Joined: Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:02 pm

by YoKaiser

Another article explaining the design

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

ricerocket
Posts: 502
Joined: Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:38 am

by ricerocket

YoKaiser wrote:Another article explaining the design

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


From the article...

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:

foofighter
Posts: 94
Joined: Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:19 pm
Location: Norcal

by foofighter

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

PezTech wrote:Better in what measure(s)?

User avatar
Powerful Pete
Moderator
Posts: 4001
Joined: Fri Dec 10, 2004 10:22 am
Location: Lima, Peru and occasionally in the Washington DC area.
Contact:

by Powerful Pete

Don't let your thinking get in the way of marketing! It is 3-4 times better and has been scientfically proven! :wink:
Road bike: Cervelo R3, Campagnolo Chorus/Record mix...
Supercommuter: Jamis Renegade...pastatrails.blogspot.com
And you can call me Macktastik Honey Pete Kicks, thank you.

User avatar
Juanmoretime
Administrator
Posts: 7043
Joined: Sat Jun 19, 2004 11:08 am
Location: Urbana, Illinois

by Juanmoretime

Pete, absolutely. It goes to 11! :smartass:
RESIDENT GRUMPY OLD MAN.

by Weenie


User avatar
CasperG
Posts: 42
Joined: Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:14 pm
Location: Belgium

by CasperG

interesting to see 3 bolts at the back!

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post