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Any feedback on RItchey Road Logic?(8 posts)

Any feedback on RItchey Road Logic?Franchise
Oct 25, 2002 8:35 AM

My friend is considering buying a Ritchey Road Logic frame from, and he was wondering whether anyone had any feedback on the frame and fork. The reviews are a little old, and he was just needing a little nudge to pull the trigger. Thanks.
re: Any feedback on RItchey Road Logic?jschrotz
Oct 25, 2002 9:37 AM
Tell your friend to go for it. The Road Logic is an incredible ride. I had a RL from '97-'00 before it was stolen and absolutely loved it. Back then he was using Tange Prestige tubing instead of the current Nitanium stuff, so I can't comment on the exact nature of the new material. Mine handled like it was on rails but not in a nervous or twitchy way. It did exactly what I wanted and expected, and inspired confidence as a result. In fact it handled so well that I never bothered to replace the steel fork with a carbon one for fear that I'd lose the handling that I loved so much. It was reasonably light for a steel frame and fork (@19lbs w/Chorus and Time pedals), comfortable enough for long days in the saddle and plenty stiff. If your friend really likes steel, I don't think he'll be able to find a nicer ride out there for the money.
re: Any feedback on RItchey Road Logic?Franchise
Oct 25, 2002 10:58 AM
Thanks for the info. I'll forward him to the site. Also, he was looking for a good frame and fork that would be an all-arounder and last a while! Sounds like you really liked yours. Any pics?
re: Any feedback on RItchey Road Logic?jschrotz
Oct 25, 2002 11:41 AM
Sorry, I don't have any pictures of it. If your friend does get the RL, make sure he asks Excel to give it a good dose of FrameSaver before building it up. Just a precaution I'd recommend for any steel frames.
re: Any feedback on RItchey Road Logic?PDF
Oct 25, 2002 11:45 AM
I have one. 2002 version with NiTi. Also purchased from Excel. I love it. I agree with all things said in the other post: great, quick handling yet stable at speed. It's not the lightest (mine is 19.5 with Full Ultegra/WCS) but that has never been an issue for me. I'm running the RL fork as well and have no plans to switch out to carbon. You have to know what you want in a bike as everyone seems to be favoring carbon or Al these days. I routinely log 4+ hours in the saddle over some rough roads and have always finished the rides comfortable. I think this is a great choice for a "lifer" bike. In addition, I have purchased two bikes from Excel and would not hesitate to recommend them. They were always patient with changes and very helpful with zero pressure to get anything I did not want. Best of luck.
re: Any feedback on RItchey Road Logic?Franchise
Oct 25, 2002 3:32 PM

Sounds like you are really happy with your ride. I was wondering about whether the sizing was difficult with the limited size selection. My friend rides a 58cm(c-t) with a 56cm tt. What size do you think he would need? Thanks. Glad to hear you liked Excel. I've dealt with them and appreciated their "no pressure" policy! Thanks again.
I love my Road Logicjtlmd
Oct 25, 2002 3:50 PM
Bought mine a year ago from Excel. I've had no problems. I find it is really comfortable and handles well. I kept the RL fork also. Excel was easy to work with. They swapped out components to meet my needs. I fit mine with a Campy Daytona 10-speed group. The 10-speeds grow on you. I always have the right gear combination to spin in.
Have the fillet brazed version...road classicpeter in NVA
Oct 25, 2002 5:30 PM
Agree with all the above comments. Its about 10 years old with Tange tubing and with the fillet brazing, actually heavier (I think about 21-22 lbs) than my newer Ritchey cross bike. I've posted before that I now use it for riding off road on trails when its dry and it absorbs shock as well as any fully rigid mountain bike I ever road.
So its quite smooth on the road.