What Ritchey is calling their “most requested frame”, the modern Road Logic Disc is now available, shipping out to cyclists for custom bike builds. We got an exclusive look at the classic build potential for the new Ritchey Road Logic Disc frame back in September. Now we dive back into the details of this modern reinterpretation of a classic steel road bike, so you can plan your own custom build…
Ritchey Road Logic Disc modern steel road bike frameset
A mix of classically & modern Ritchey detailing, the new bike adds all the latest disc brake performance improvements to the long-running steel Road Logic road bike. This classy silver Campy Centaur build, the personal bike of Ritchey’s US marketing manager, is what really drew my attention. With polished aluminum components, leather saddle & tape, and skinwall tires, it’s hard to imagine a more classic look for a modern steel bike.
But this is no retro road bike…. All the key tech details are modern, and it builds up just as nicely with carbon wheels and an all black build kit for a more stealthy look. That’s the beauty of the Road Logic Disc being available only as a frameset. Every build is custom suited to the desires of the person who will ride it.
Road Logic Disc road bike – Tech details
This Road Logic evolution sticks with core Ritchey principles. The frame is TIG-welded & brazed from Ritchey’s own specially developed heat-treated, triple-butted Logic tubing with relatively small diameter tubes for a classic look. The forged, then machined headtube remains narrow, thanks to its integrated Ritchey headset cups that still allow a full-sizes 1.125″ straight steerer. And it builds in a pinch bolt seatpost clamp into the fastback seatstays.
Up front a full carbon WCS Road Disc fork with relatively thin fork legs ensures confident handling while matching the style of the classic steel frame. Both front & rear, the Road Logic Disc frameset features 12mm thru-axles and flat mount disc brake mounts. Overall the addition of thru-axles was said to have noticeably increased handling stiffness over the rim brake Road Logic, while keeping the classic steel ride quality and only adding about 70g in the end.
The new frame keeps a standard threaded bottom bracket, a 27.2mm seatpost, and traditional road external downtube cable routing. Claimed frame weight is 1840g for a 55cm including its thru-axle, plus 440g for an uncut carbon fork with thru-axle.
Ritchey Road Logic Disc geometry
The frameset comes in six sizes, with quick-handling, proven Road Logic geometry. And thanks to the upgrade to disc brakes (even with the same chainstay length as the rim brake Road Logic), the new frameset has room for up to 30mm wide tires.
Road Logic Disc – Pricing & availability
The Road Logic Disc comes in two color options – black with gray logos, or gray with blue logos – each including color-matched WCS forks. The frameset including frame, fork & semi-integrated Ritchey headset sells for $1400 / 1450€. The Road Logic Disc is available now in Europe direct from Ritchey.
The first bike frames in the US are expected in shops in January through distributer BTI in limited quantities, and with broader availability in the spring through QBP. Reach out to your local bike shop now if you need to get one in that first wave.