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  1. Misc Components
    What is it With the aim of minimizing the reliability concerns that often plague other dropper posts, the Ritchey WCS Kite Dropper Seatpost utilizes a simple three-position mechanical low pressure air system with just 8-10psi needed for actuation. Travel options are 90mm and 125mm, it comes in...
  2. General Discussion
    First teased at last fall's Eurobike tradeshow, the Ritchey dropper post is finally here. The air sprung Kite WCS comes in two travel lengths (125mm, 90mm), has three position stops (0mm, 35mm, 125mm), and is claimed to weigh less than 500g (including remote and housing). Price is $350...
  3. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Tom Ritchey is an undeniable icon of the sport and a bicycle frame building legend. Recently he visited The Bicycle Academy in the U.K. to spend some time hanging out, teaching students, and to build a bike with the young frame builders that run this school in Somerset, England. The encounter...
  4. Misc Components
    Zzzzzitt, zzzzzitt (not thunk, thunk) is the sound of the new KS LEV Circuit electric and wireless dropper post. Depending on who you ask it may or may not represent the future of getting your saddle out of the way on rowdy descents. The reason for the qualifier is simply this: The trend in...
  5. General Discussion
    Contest has ended. Congrats to Matt C. from Jonesboro, IL! http://woobox.com/szzt6f
  6. Misc Components
    Lowdown: Ritchey WCS Carbon Trail Flat +/-5mm Bar Ritchey's WCS Carbon Trail Flat bar offers light weight and a good width for XC and trail riders. Learn more in our full review below. Stat Box Weight: 183 grams Price: $170 Options: 5mm rise/drop, 9-degree sweep Rating: 4...
  7. Misc Components
    The clipless mountain bike pedal conversation is often limited to Shimano, Crankbrothers, and then everyone else. Ritchey is doing its best to change that by releasing an update to its Paradigm pedals. Indeed, the famed component maker founded by the famous mountain bike pioneer has just started...
  8. General Discussion
    Contest ended. Congrats to Jason H. from Gibsonia, PA! http://woobox.com/dd9qz4
  9. Misc Components
    Just like clearing that tricky climb without dabbing, there's something tremendously satisfying about having the right tool for the job. Not only does it simplify general maintenance, but it makes wrenching feel like less of a chore. Here are 10 great gift ideas for the gearhead in your life...
  10. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Nino's 5th chapter of his #huntforglory webisode is all about a journey to the roots of Mountain biking. The 3x MTB World Champion meets one of the Godfathers of Mountain biking, Tom Ritchey, at his home place in Skyline, Northern California. Tom Ritchey is the guy who was already racing...
  11. General Discussion
    Scott Big Ed Liveried with bright blue and green highlights, Scott's matte black Big Ed turned a lot of heads during Eurobike's Demo Day. Haibike Fat Six Haibike's Bosch-powered Fat Six combines fat tires and electric power with a RockShox Bluto fork. Silverback Fatty Double Scoop Since...
  12. General Discussion
    Back-in-the-day, a young Tom Ritchey was inspired to build a one-piece steel handlebar and stem after a slipped bar cost him a top result in the Repack Downhill, the now-famous "klunker" race on Mt. Tamalpais in California's Marin County that helped give birth to the mountain bike. The...
  13. Misc Components
    Some people love to spend hours in the garage tinkering on their own bikes. They like to crank up the tunes, crack a beer, and take their time dialing everything in. I'm not one of those people. I like the accomplishment and sense of self-reliance when I work on my own bike, but I want to get it...
  14. Misc Components
    One of the age-old quandaries of the gram counting weight weenie is finding the lightest and most comfortable seatpost and saddle combination. With so many different posts and saddles on the market these days, the pairings can be almost limitless. For these weight conscious roadies and...
  15. 29er Bikes
    Mavic Communications and PR Manager Zach Vestal was resplendent in Mavicness with his brand-coordinated helmet, jersey, shorts, shoes, socks, wheels and tires. His whip for the week-a Scott Genius 710. MRP's marketing guy Noah Sears rode his Santa Cruz Bantam single pivot bike, equipped with...
  16. General Discussion
    The new Ritchey Break-Away Carbon is made to be broken…apart. And then reassembled. Our reveal of new Ritchey product continues today as the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) kicks off in Charlotte, N.C. this morning. As we mentioned in an article yesterday, we spied some new...
  17. General Discussion
    Our reveal of new Ritchey product continues today as the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) kicks off in Charlotte, N.C. this morning. As we mentioned in an article yesterday, we spied some new Ritchey bikes when we stopped by their offices last week-they let us take photographs, but...
  18. Cyclocross/Gravel/Road Bikes
    Last week we got a sneak peek at the bikes Ritchey will show at this weekend's North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) in Charlotte, NC. We were sworn to secrecy until the end of this week and get to show you one bike today and two tomorrow. First up-the new Ritchey Swiss Cross Disc...
  19. Misc Components
    Stealth black carbon and world champion stripes come together on the Ritchey WCS Carbon Trail Rizer handlebar and WCS Trail stem we picked up at the company's headquarters in San Carlos, Calif. recently. Before we mount them to a bike for testing, we thought we'd give you a First Look. The...
  20. 27.5
    We visited Sean Coffey at the Ritchey booth and he quickly showed us the first 650b mountain bike ever made! In 1977, Tom Ritchey built a bike for a British client to explore the farm roads and trails of England. Back then, Tom believed the 650b wheel was the ideal mountain bike wheel size but...
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