Ritchey Logic Older Headsets

2.33/5 (36 Reviews)
MSRP : $19.99


Product Description

Ritchey Logic


Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Reviews 1 - 15 (36 Reviews Total) | Next 15

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by mundi a Cross Country Rider from Tauranga

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2002

Strengths:    started off well

Weaknesses:    i started off in a race and it was tight single track and it handled all the little drops and stuff fine then i got onto some 4wd and really put the pace on and my whole bike started vivbrating and i damn near pulled the pin there and then, the damn thing had worked itself loose afetr even half an hour of not that hard riding

Bottom Line:   
i dont like it, i might put up with it for a while till i can afford something that wont self destruct.
and i only give it one flammin chilli cos you gotta.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   all of them

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Lbs

Similar Products Used:   ahead set.

Bike Setup:   avanti barracuda,01 judy xc, magura julies,ritchey logic

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Curtis a Weekend Warrior from Munich, Germany

Date Reviewed: November 14, 2002

Strengths:    cheapness

Weaknesses:    won´t stay tight. adjust it, and 20 km later it's loose again. plastic top seal cap. plastic top cap.

Bottom Line:   
yes, it´s cheap. if you only ride on streets and not too far, it might be o.k. but if you start rolling off the sidewalk, it won´t stay tight. ordered a fsa orbit now, because i got tired of adjusting this thing once every week, and i don´t ride that much or hard.

Expand full review >>

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $15.00


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by 1500MPG a Cross Country Rider from Michigan

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2002

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    cut my fork to match this pos's stack height. seal is almost non-existant, preload cap not strong enough to hold preload, bottom dust seal ring pinches easily making headset worthless, don't waste your time.

Bottom Line:   
don't buy this headset. it's amazing the rating is 2.45, should be ZERO.

Bike

Expand full review >>

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   nashbar

Bike Setup:   hard tail daily commuter fixed up with my left over nice old mt. bike parts.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jeremy a Cross Country Rider from Crystal Lake

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2002

Strengths:    none that i can count...

Weaknesses:    just about everything. i've installed a couple of threadless headsets before with no trouble at all. i havent even stepped on the new bike yet and already the headset refuses to stay at the right preload.

Bottom Line:   
for only 14 bucks i guess most people can live. if you have any plans for even moderate off road riding though, spend some more and get yourself a chris king. best out there by far.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Kettle Morraine

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $14.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   aheadset, chris king

Bike Setup:   Access ALU frame, LX componetry, Truvativ Firex Crankset, Sun Rhyno Lite wheelset

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Mark a Racer from Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2002

Strengths:    Cheap

Weaknesses:    Poor design and execution

Bottom Line:   
Headset came stock on a nice, mid-range bicycle I bought, mostly XT. The rest of the bike is well thought out and executed, but the headset made me wonder from day one. It always loosened for no explainable reason. Finally, while negotiating some roots and ruts, what I thought was the plastic dust cap exploded in two pieces. Turns out, the conical washer that applies pre-load to the whole headset is all plastic! Really, it is a horrible design. Save yourself the pain and get a Dia-Compe Aheadset or ANY other headset with all-metal parts!

Expand full review >>

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Dia-Compe Aheadset


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by scott a Weekend Warrior from viginia

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2002

Strengths:    price

Weaknesses:    everything

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is this is terrible, the plastic cap sucks and it will NOT stay tight. It also destroys bearings. I've had two different logic headsets on two different bikes and they both were the same. Spend a little more and get a better product.

Expand full review >>

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $14.00

Purchased At:   price point

Bike Setup:   rocky mountain,bomber z1,xtr's

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by eric bert a Weekend Warrior from québec

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2002

Strengths:    It's werk enough to let's me turn my bike on the road. It could make the job is it put on a hybride or cheap bike.

Weaknesses:    It is hard to set-up. It is very crappy with double crown fork. When i put very hard braking on it, it make a very hard sound like if my frame are break. It is not for mtb.
Self destructive!


Bottom Line:   
I have install them on my bike by my self but the only thing i have to complaint, it is that thing are hard to adjust. Is i adjust them smooth ti is too slack. If i adjust them little tight, it is rough to turn. I is very unajustable with a double crown. In a result that the upper cup of the headset are break in just 2 week of road. Now i have put a FSA the Pig dh on them. It is more appropriate for the use and solid that this fragile thing! I put 1 flamin chili for the value because many other 25$ headset are enough for a double crown and 1 other chili for there crappy "ROBUSTESSE" !!! If you have them on you bike check very periodialicly your headset.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   urban assault

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Similar Products Used:   Ahead-set, tioga

Bike Setup:   Gary fisher level betty 1998 stock with hayes hydrolic fr brake

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Matt a Cross Country Rider from Tucson, AZ, USA

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2001

Strengths:    Cheap, REAL CHEAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Allows RM to sell awesome frame bikes for cheap


Weaknesses:    Everything, blew up in less than 30 miles of easy XC riding, not a single jump, drop, or downhill trail.

Bottom Line:   
Ive ridden some cheap headsets in my time, but none have let me down sooner and faster than this one. It was rebuilt/checked for proper setup before I even rode the bike by my dealer. Came loose on the first ride, re-torqued to spec. 20 miles later both races are scored to the point of being garbage, metal shrapnel found among ball bearings. This product is a pathetic piece of junk. Ritchey should know better than to put their name on such a horrendous pile of steaming crap!!!!! This headset dosent even belong on a HUffy.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   oracle ridge

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   a bike shop

Similar Products Used:   WTB momentum comp, Aheadset, Chris King

Bike Setup:   Rocky Mountain Element Race, Hayes Hydraulics, Chris King Headset.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Peter Polack a Cross Country Rider from Meriden

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2001

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    No durability, fails to hold adjustment

Bottom Line:   
I have the Scuzzy Logic model. Headset lasted all of 8 months of approximately twice a week off road rides. I've had the cartridge bearings fall apart while handling them, which just plain should NOT happen. The headset will not hold its adjustment, and I have to assume a high quality frame/fork like my Salsa/IF combo is machined properly. Secondly, I AM a bike mechanic of too many years to count, so improper installation is not an issue.

The final straw for this headset is the top ring, which covers the upper cartridge bearing, cracked, something I've never seen. You don't need to pay a lot for a properly functioning headset, but it sure is easy to buy a cheap one!

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Any Trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Various road and MTB headsets

Bike Setup:   Salsa Ala Carte with an IF rigid fork

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Todd a Cross Country Rider from Lewiston, ME, USA

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2001

Strengths:    None...

Weaknesses:    Stupid plastic top piece. Weak. Broke after 3 rides.

Bottom Line:   
Don't by it. I bought it because it was the only one my LBS had. Don't make that mistake. I was a pain the the butt to setup, and I could never get it tight enough... always had knocking because it was loose! I managed to trash it after only 3 rides. Then I bought the FSA. Easy install, and built to last. I would give it no Flamin' Chili's if I could!

Expand full review >>

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   FSA Orbit XL 2


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Mike Peters from Sandy, UT

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2001

Strengths:    Looks


Weaknesses:    Top cap
Adjustability


Bottom Line:   
Bought it in a hurry when I was on vacation, needed a threadless headset to go with my new fork. Worked great for the first few rides, but it needed to be tightened often and the bolt ended up pulling right through the plastic top cap. I think Ritchey Logic cut a few too many corners with this one... bottom line, stay away from it, the top cap shouldn't be made out of plastic.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Big Water Trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   universal cycles

Similar Products Used:   stock crap...

Bike Setup:   98 Schwinn Mesa, Manitou Magnum

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Damon a Cross Country Rider from Florida

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2001

Strengths:    cheap

Weaknesses:    cheap, never could get it to seal the headtube that well.

Bottom Line:   
this headset came stock on my marin rocky ridge that i bought in the summer of 1999. i did a decent amount of riding at the time, but i put it through hell the next spring and summer. when i took it apart this spring, the bottom bearing was broken in half and both top and bottom were really dirty. i guess i can't complain because of the price. i decided to replace it with a chris king so i'll see how that goes.

Expand full review >>

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   orbit fsa, currently a chris king.

Bike Setup:   '99 Marin Rocky Ridge with a whole lot of modifications.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Loafer a Weekend Warrior from UK

Date Reviewed: February 8, 2001

Strengths:    I'll have to get back to you on that.

Weaknesses:    Plastic top cap. Lower seal is fragile and is a terrible fit. Overall low quality fit and finish.

Bottom Line:   
I've only got myself to blame. I bought this headset in a hurry from a dealer I didn't know.

It was the last component I needed to complete my commuting/general transport bike. When I got home and looked at it my heart sank. On close inspection it is clearly badly designed, cheap and fragile. The plastic top cap is absolute toilet! The top cap takes a lot of stress, it should not be plastic! The fit is awful. The seals are painfully weak. The cups are thin and look weak. Finally, the overall look/colour matching is poor as well.

When fitted it doesn't adjust well, feels sloppy and gives me no confience at all. I don't expect it to last long in the British winter.

I know it is fairly cheap but my Cane Creek C2 on my Heckler was only £10 more and is far, far superior.

Bottom line: don't buy it.

Expand full review >>

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Similar Products Used:   Cane Creek, Tioga.


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Gareth a Cross Country Rider from Vancouver, Canada

Date Reviewed: January 14, 2001

Strengths:    - Cheap

Weaknesses:    - Doesn't protect bearings from the elements

Bottom Line:   
Just got back from riding 4,000km across Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. Took the bike apart when I got back to find the bearings on the lower cup completely covered in mud and rusted out. The seal on the Logic headset is just not very well designed, I was quite disappointed by its performance. The rest of the bike came through as new. Ritchey, what's the deal man?

Expand full review >>

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   ...

Bike Setup:   Rocky Mtn Oxy Race

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Seb a Weekend Warrior from Freeride Paradise, Planet Mars

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2000

Strengths:    Undestroyable!!! This is the only original part that is still on my bike (except the frame)

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
It's incredible how strong this headset is, I always thought that I would have to change it because its inexpensive but it hhasn't came loose once! 4+ foots drops, killer descents, biker cross races, trials, X-country, downhill, it did it all and suprisingly still working like new!

Warning: if you think about buying a bike in eastern canada don't ever buy a bike a Ski&Vélo Vincent Renaud in Magog, because the guy change a lot of spec on the bikes before selling them, he puts cheaper part on them a say that they are original. He's a criminal who profites from younger people who are getting started with biking(14+)telling them they got big deals by buying his bikes with changed parts. If you go there, you'll recognise the boss easily he's ugly 400lbs guy and he is a b@stard.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Slick Rock Galaxy

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Ski&Vélo Vincent Renaud (magog)<-- don't buy anything there!!!

Similar Products Used:   tried from my friends bikes:G-Force(crap) RaceFace Shimano CrisKing ...

Bike Setup:   '97 RM Cardiac Frame, Manitou X-Vert, Sun Rhino Lites, XT everywhere, Titec handlebar, Nokian Gazzalodi Mud DH(only 2.35 with monster traction)

Reviews 1 - 15 (36 Reviews Total) | Next 15

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating


Another drivetrain logic problem...

Have my XL 2014 Ogre on order, due in next week, and I'm getting excited about this build! However, I'm hung up on my drivetrain and need some sage advice. I have plowed through old threads on this problem, but want to see if there is any current advice that you'd offer up. The problem... - I ... Read More »

Ritchey Logic Bridgestone Forks - Any difference in them?

I had seen in one of the threads that pop up on here that at one point there was a Prestige Logic fork. Just curious if that ever made it onto a Bridgestone or if they were all the same. I am getting a MB-zip logic fork today and was just curious if it is any different than the ones that were ... Read More »

Diamondback Racing - Ritchey Logic Prestige, 1990ish, need help

Hi all, I picked this frame/fork up on CL. Diamondback frame, Answer Accutrax fork. The decals on the frame look original and legit. Serial no. is 88L3937, which isn't a normal DB serial as far as I can tell(?) This looks a lot like a 1989 DB Axis, which was made with Tange Prestige (not Ritchey' ... Read More »

Suggest A Location To Gravity Logic

On Facebook, Gravity Logic is asking "What ski area, anywhere in the world, do you think is most desperately in need (or most deserving) of a bike park?". Time to throw out spots in the Midwest to get developed.Read More »

Push my RP23 Adaptive Logic BV or Fox CTD

I'm running an RP23 with Adaptive Logic BV on my Tracer 2 and it needs help. The bike has no "pop", is wallowing in the mid stroke, blowing through travel etc. If it were you, would you send the shock in for a rebuild, high flow piston or just go with a new 2014 Float CTD? I ride on the CO Front Ran ... Read More »

Read More »



 

INTERBIKE

Contests





Interbike Featured Booths

Check out the hottest mountain bike products from these brands!



















See All Interbike Coverage - Click Here »

   

MTBR on Facebook