- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 22 April 2009
Press Release: The Superlogic Carbon road wheelset marks Ritchey’s first move into the high-end carbon wheel category and includes patented pending, exclusive rim technology from Lew Racing.
The new Ritchey Design Superlogic road wheelset consists of Ritchey’s WCS cold-forged hubs laced with DT Swiss bladed spokes mated to uni-directional, high-modulus carbon fiber/boron rims. The rims are manufactured using Lew Racing’s proprietary DEX-LCM molding process, which combines premium quality, 100-percent high-modulus carbon fiber and fatigue resisting boron to produce very light weight, exceptionally strong, yet UCI compliant rims.
In addition to reducing overall bike weight, each of the cockpit components included in the Super Logic and WCS Carbon retrofit kits are available in Ritchey Fit Logic sizes. The range of Ritchey Fit Logic sizes help dealers custom fit each rider to their bike (using handlebars, stems and seatposts) for a more efficient and comfortable ride.
Superlogic Wheelset Specifications
Rims – Exclusive uni-directional, 100 percent high-modulus carbon mixed with boron
Rear Hub – WCS V4 (24-hole, cold forged, precision bearings, alloy freehub body)
Front Hub – WCS V3 (20-hole, cold forged, precision bearings, round flanges)
Skewers – New WCS model, new aero shape with high-force closure cam action
Spokes – DT Swiss bladed (Radial front, 2-cross rear)
Nipples – Alloy ball nosed nipples with NYLOK BLUE PATCH? threads
Assembly – Handbuilt at Ritchey Design California
Estimated Weight – Sub 1,100 grams
Available – January 2009
MSRP – $2,800/set (Tubulars), $4,300/set (Clinchers) 2009 Superlogic Carbon
One hundred percent hand-built, race-proven Ritchey wheel technology combined with proprietary carbon rims make this wheel set one of the lightest in the market.
The rims are constructed with a unique blend of uni-directional, hi-modulus carbon and Boron with ceramic braking surface for high strength and low weight. Internal 3/16" hex style nipples and DT bladed New Aero Light spokes are used for enhanced aerodynamics and serviceability.
The cold forged WCS SL front hub has rounded flanges to support high-tension radial lacing and smooth rolling, low maintenance precision bearings. The cold forged WCS SL rear hub uses precision bearings, optimal flange design for spoke support and is available in three lightweight alloy freehub body configurations (Campy, Shimano and SRAM). 20H radial lacing (front); 24H 2x (rear). Clincher version available soon. Weight: 491g(F)/ 680g(R) MSRP: $3980 AU(pair)
WCS Carbon 1Bolt Zero-Offset Seatpost
As part of Ritchey Design’s commitment to its Fit Logic Philosophy, "the best performance is achieved when a bike fits the unique and individual dimensions of the rider,"
Ritchey offers its Zero-Offset seat post, for riders with relatively short femurs/upper bodies, time trialists or triathletes who want to be "on top of" their pedals, the zero-offset post allows riders to sit more forward and places the knee joint more in-line with pedal axle spindles for balanced pedalling. The WCS Carbon post is constructed using Ritchey’s 3D monocoque pressure forged process, which forms the seatpost head and tube in one process for an optimized strength-to-weight ratio. The patented SideBinder one-bolt seat clamp makes for easy fore and aft and saddle tilt adjustments. Low-profile head ensures optimal saddle clearance and easy access to the SideBinder bolt. Weight: 164g (350mm/27.2) MSRP: $385 AU