Ritchey Road Logic Frameset
Tom Ritchey built his first frameset in his dad's garage in the early seventies. He subsequently rode this frame to many local victories around the northern California circuit. Winning became somewhat synonymous with his frames. A young Bobby Julich and Freddie Rodriquez rode these frames to much acclaim in their junior road years. These road frames were considered the American Cinelli. At the same time, Henrik Djernis and Frischsy won 4 World Championships on Tom's P-series mountain frames. The point is, the man knows how to build a frame.
Fast forward a few years and Tom is not producing the frames in his shop, but overseeing the design and production process. The Road Logic 2.0 receives modern appointments like an integrated headset and a heat treated, short butted tubeset that is specifically designed for TIG welding.
Features that Ritchey frame owners have become accustomed to are still there like the Fastback design. This design feature uses the seatstays and seatube junction to create a seatpost clamp. It is a great way to lighten up the frame while providing extra clearance for wider tires (The Road Logic fits up to 28mm tires). The Ritchey Drop-In rear derailleur hanger is both beautiful and minimal. It helps tuck the rear derailleur in nice and tight, out of harm's way. Simple and eloquent cable routing with brilliant welds and a stellar paint job complete the frame. A painted-to-match WCS full carbon fork with matching rake rounds out the package.
You would be hard pressed to find a better value for a high-end steel road frame on the market today. If you are considering ordering a custom steel frame from a domestic builder, you may consider purchasing a Road Logic designed by the master and commander himself and save a few G's to boot.
Build details - Requires 27.2 seat post, BSC (English) threaded bottom bracket and 28.6mm clamp-on front derailleur.
- Includes Ritchey 1 1/8" integrated drop-in headset
- Ritchey WCS Logic tubing optimized for TIG welds
- Fastback clamp design
- Drop-In derailleur hanger
- Gorgeous paint and finish details
- Full carbon WCS fork with matching paint
- Sizes: 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59 cm
- Color: Blue
AnonymousPosted on 11/30/2017
The description written by Excel Sports on these Road Logic frames is 100% accurate. I love mine. Yes, your bike will be about 2.5 to 3 pounds heavier than a carbon frame. No, you will never feel the weight difference. Yes, you will notice that the frame has a ride quality that is so much better than carbon, plus it runs completely silently - no clacking, banging, popping noises when you go over bumps. These framesets at less than $1,000 are the deal of the century, but very few people will stick their necks out and try one. Okay with me! I have the only one I've ever seen in Los Angeles. Love these and will get another if it gets stolen or I wipe out hard.