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    Ritchey carbon 10D bars .

    Anyone used these?

    WCS version,



    Superlogic version


    The two bars share the same specs:
    # Carbon LCT construction, UD finish

    # Riser bar position with no vertical rise

    # 31.8mm version for increased strength and rigidity


    Any feedback from users of the two bars above? I am looking at bar compliance, strength and geometry .

    I tried searching for mtbr reviews but only found one .

    Cant find specs on the Ritchey weights either

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    Guitar Ted--twentynineinches.com did a short test a while back,I think. Try searching there .

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    I read the 29" review, and now I am intrigued.

    The Ritchey website says the Superlogic is only 130 grams, but 620 mm as well.
    http://www.ritcheylogic.com/dyn_prodfamily.php?k=358534

    Apparently there isn't much info to be found. Ted says they are pretty stiff, so if you are looking for some flex, it may be better to keep looking. It may make the cockpit 1 cm longer too.

    I think my Niner fork may have enough give that replacing my Al bar with this may not be a concern.

    I think I would really like to ride one before shelling out $190 for something like this.

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    I have the WCS version on my geared orbea. Very happy with it.

    I got it as I was looking for a flat bar with a riser bar width to get my position lower on a 29er. I guess the forward sweep has a similar effect to putting a longer stem.

    Position feels comfortable to me, and I haven't noticed the bar to be overly stiff, but I'm not using rigid forks.
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    I've been eyeing this bar for a while...thanks for the mini review. Interested in any more feedback!

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    I have the Superlogic version and really like this bar. I appreciate a bar with some sweep to it and didn't want t mess up the geometry of my bike by going with any other high sweep bar. This bar is fairly stiff, but not as stiff as the Salsa carbon bar I had on my other bike.

    Main reason this bar intrigued me was the geometry of it. It has held up very well for me so far.
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    i have the wcs, running it on a a9c rigid singlespeed with wcs carbon stem and tune barends.

    steep angle is comfy, not too stiff in my opinion. the 660mm are perfectly wide for me.

    great bars IMO.

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    For those that are running this bar, what bar end plugs are you using? I can't seem to find any that will fit due to the build up for bar ends that Ritchey has done.

    I'm now wondering if I can just ream out this reinforcement since I have no interest in bar ends...then I can just use a standard bar end plug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidR1 View Post
    For those that are running this bar, what bar end plugs are you using? I can't seem to find any that will fit due to the build up for bar ends that Ritchey has done.

    I'm now wondering if I can just ream out this reinforcement since I have no interest in bar ends...then I can just use a standard bar end plug.
    I filed down a set of standard bar end plugs, on a bench grinder. Seemed less drastic that reaming out the bar.
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    I use the aluminum version of this bar on all my bikes.

    I cut them as short as I can while being able to install all the levers etc. and I rotate them counterclockwise ( away from the saddle) to achieve perfect ergonomics ( for me at least)





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    I had a set- it puts the hand holds closer than a similar bend flat bar.
    Might be a good bar if you have room to go with a longer stem or want to be short in terms of reach- not so good if you are already running a 12cm stem.
    I prefer Syntace 12 degree bars or Truvativ Flat Bar in 10 degrees.

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