http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/r ... eek-30996/
"Ritchey will offer the new C260 in 80mm to 130mm lengths (in 10mm increments), with a flip-flop +/-6° angle. Versions will be available for both standard 1-1/8in steerers and the bigger 1-1/4in clamp size used by Canyon and now Giant (though the latter size will only mainly be available to OEMs for now). Riders needing a more aggressive position will get a -17° option as well."
"Ritchey claims the new C260 also passes the rigorous CEN testing standard and records fatigue lives three to four times longer than those of earlier forged models..."
And 30% stiffer, per the Ritchey site.
Any updates from C260 users? Is the increased stiffness noticeable for those who have used both a C260 and a 4-Axis? Any resolution to the finish cracking around the bolts?
I am considering a Ritchey stem for a 29er HT. The increased stiffness and strength make it a no brainer for this application. Unless, the 4-Axis is "good enough", as they are much cheaper.
anyone know where I could get some replacements??
So I can't be sure if it is the bars or the stem, but the increase in stiffness was almost astounding. I am not a guy who worships stiffness, and I never felt like my old setup was "lacking stiffness". It always seemed perfectly fine. But as soon as I switched components my first reaction was "Wow! This makes my front end feel like it is cast concrete! The reason I switched was to get wider bars, which should be less stiff in theory. I went from 40 cm to 42 cm.
The stem change was just for aesthetics.
I didn't have any problem with the C260 bolts. Since they are smaller diameter I was being very careful and used my torque wrench, but went to the full 5 Nm
elfuinha wrote:Can any one measure the length of the bolts, I'm thinking of buying the superlogic and change the bolts for Ti.
OAL is ~19.25mm for the bolts on the C260 Carbon. Threaded portion is ~15mm. Measured with a digital caliper, on the bike (I did not remove a bolt due to not wanting to retention.)
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