FIRST LOOK: RITCHEY LIMITED EDITION 50TH ANNIVERSARY ROAD LOGIC

As American legacy frame builders go,  Tom Ritchey finds himself at a level of status that few others can reach. Yes, a mountain bike pioneer who sponsored some of the most successful fat-tire riders the sport has known. But also, in the years long before the mountain bike was born, Tom was an accomplished road frame builder .

 

We’ve always had good results testing Ritchey Logic road bikes over the years.

“At the end of the day, we have more faith in the performance and ride quality of a well-designed and properly manufactured steel bike than a cheap carbon bike whose sole reason to exist was to hit a cheap price point.”

50TH ANNIVERSARY ROAD LOGIC

Press Release

Since his humble beginnings as a teenager repairing tubular tires and welding broken bicycle frames in his parents’ garage in California more than 50 years ago, Tom Ritchey has continued riding, researching, designing, and building legendary bicycle frames and components that have inspired generations of cyclists to experience great rides, influenced legions within the bicycle industry, and have won countless championships.

The Logic frame and carbon fork sells for $1499.

The celebrated Road Logic is arguably the centerpiece of the Ritchey line-up, having amassed a sizeable congregation of devoted fans since it was introduced more than thirty years ago. True to its original intent, the Road Logic continues to offer a riding experience that’s steeped with Tom’s decades of frame-building heritage, innovation, exploration, and lots of riding. The classic lines of this beautiful steel frame unite with modern building techniques and proven materials to deliver a contemporary bicycle that’s wonderfully comfortable for long days in the saddle, nimble and stiff enough to win the sprint for that sign, and adequately adaptable to endure roads that might lack proper pavement.

Limited to 150 pieces globally, the 50th Anniversary Road Logic pays tribute to Tom’s distinguished history – giving an aesthetic nod to the past while emphatically delivering the breathtaking modern ride experience for which the Road Logic is known. As an homage to the rich history of Ritchey and its legion of iconic road bikes, the 50th Anniversary Edition frame is wrapped in a stunning Pacific Azul paint scheme and features logos that reference the company’s history and the influence Palo Alto, California has
had on Tom.

Beneath the celebratory aesthetic beats the familiar heart of the Road Logic. Its frame is built with a heat-treated and triple-butted Ritchey Logic tubeset designed specifically for the Road Logic and features aggressively short-butted sections optimized for TIG welding that save weight and improve ride quality. And the frameset includes a Ritchey WCS Carbon Road Fork.

FRAME
• Material: heat-treated, triple-butted
Ritchey Logic steel tubing – TIG welded
• Ultra-light forged and machined straight
1-1/8” headtube
• WCS headset included (upper IS42/28.6 –
16mm stack height | lower IS42/30)
• Standard Quick Release front and rear
• 27.2mm seat tube with integrated seat
collar (max torque setting: 6Nm)
• Seat tube clamp size: 28.6mm (2.5Nm max
for derailleur clamps and chain guides)
• Bottom bracket: 68mm – English threaded
• Crankset min/max ring size: 46/30t to
53/39t
• External cable routing
• Bottle mounts: 2

FORK
• Ritchey WCS Carbon Road Fork included
• 1-1/8” straight steerer with integrated
45-degree crown race
• Steerer length: 300mm
• Axle-crown: 371mm
• Rake/Offset: 46mm (sizes 49/51/53cm) –
43mm (sizes 55/57/59cm)

TIRE COMPATIBILITY
• Wheel and tire compatibility: 700 x 30c
tire clearance (depending on tire/rim
manufacturer)
• Frame max spacing: 38mm
• Fork max spacing: 40mm

DETAILS
• Sizes: 49 / 51 / 53 / 55 / 57 / 59cm
• Frame weight: 1.75Kg (size 55)
• Fork weight: 350g (uncut steerer)

Price: $1499

 

The man. the myth, the moustache.

 

Tom Ritchey as a bobble-head.

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