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Ritchey to unveil new trail group

Published June 19, 2012

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design is branching out from its cross-country and racing roots with a new line of cockpit components designed for longer-travel trail bikes.

The WCS Trail Group consists of a stem, two seatposts and four handlebars. The components won’t be available until the fall, but Ritchey will debut the line at DealerCamp next month in Park City, Utah, said Angelo DiGiovine, marketing manager.

The forged alloy, 31.8-millimeter WCS Trail Stem has a 220-degree handlebar clamp—a variation on Ritchey’s patented 260-degree clamp on its WCS C260 cross-country stem—zero rise, a 40-millimeter-wide faceplate and comes in lengths from 60 to 110 millimeters.

The 400-millimeter-long WCS Alloy Link Trail and WCS Carbon Link FlexLogic seatposts come in 27.2-, 30.9- and 31.6-millimeter diameters. The FlexLogic uses a new carbon layup that offers 15 percent more vertical compliance than Ritchey’s other carbon posts, the company claims.

The WCS Low Rizer Trail Bar in alloy has 20 millimeters of rise, while the WCS Carbon Low Rizer Trail Bar boasts 15 millimeters. Both bars are 740 millimeters wide, Ritchey’s most expansive to date.

The offset clamp area of the WCS 2X Trail flat bar offers an additional 5 millimeters of rise or drop, depending on which direction the bar is run. It comes in either alloy at 720 millimeters wide or carbon at 710 millimeters.

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