- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 11 August 2009
Beside the completely new road wheel family, the PRO and PRO Carbon group have been re-worked and shine in “Wet Black” or 3K Carbon optics with a new red logo. In addition there are two new PRO Road handlebars a PRO Carbon Matrix stem. WCS receive the revised WCS Echelon Road pedals and a superlight WCS Saddle with carbon rails.
WCS Apex 38mm Carbon
These 100% hand-built and race-proven road wheels feature carbon 38mm aero rims with a unique blend of unidirectional (UD) hi-modulus carbon fiber. The rims are laced to newly designed forged WCS sealed bearing hubs with Sapim CX Ray Aero stainless steel spokes. The rear hub drive-side spokes are laced using a “Trifecta” pattern, a reinforced “crows foot” pattern where a 2x lacing design is supported with radial spoke (the non-drive side spokes use a standard 2x pattern). The additional reinforcement counteracts pedaling stresses providing a more positive power transfer while maintaining a weight saving low spoke count. In addition, the rear hub uses a forged six-pawl micro clutch free hub body for instant engagement (Shimano/Sram 9/10 speed and Campagnolo compatible). Machined cams, redesigned forged levers and titanium rods combine to make the new WCS quick releases. 20H 1x lacing (front); 24H 2x lacing (rear).
Weight: 600g(f)/ 852g(r)
Pro Logic II
The ever popular Ritchey anatomic shaped bend now has the same features as the legendary Logic II bar – a customized reach and drop for each bar width, providing an ideal shape for riders of all sizes. The 65? radius on the upper bend allows more forearm clearance while sprinting. Available in sexy “wet black finish” in 40, 42 and 44 cm (measured center to center) width, at 270g (42cm) This comfortable carbon bar is available from 2010 in a 3k Carbon version. It features smooth transition lines to the levers and a moderate drop providing quick access down low. The bar with the ergonomic upper section and a 3 degree back-sweep is available 40, 42 and 44cm (measured center to center) and weighs only 260g. (42cm)
Pro Matrix Carbon stem
A 3 D Net Forged alloy stem body is encased in carbon fiber, significantly increasing the strength and durability of the stem, while keeping the weight low in comparison to pure carbon stem designs. Available in 6/84? and in 90, 100, 110, 120 and 130mm lengths. Weight: 145g
WCS Echelon Pedal
Lightweight WCS Road pedal feature 3 bearings (LF bushings, needle bearing and an industrial bearing) for long life and durability. The forged pedal offers adjustable spring tension for customizing entry and release and is compatible with the Look Keo System.
WCS Streem Carbon Saddle
The patented wing design of the rails dissipates stress and vibration. It features a low profile design and a narrow carbon fiber injected shell for stiffness and lightweight. Available in black or white using wear resistant, Lorica cover material.
Ritchey products are imported into Australia by Dirt Works