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Ritchey and Cadence Put Left & Right Brains Together for a New Limited Stem/Bar Combo

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Tom Ritchey and Dustin Klein of Cadence have done a number of collaborations together, from limited edition stems to completely one-off hand painted mountain bike bars. This time they come together for a limited edition C220 Stem and Evocurve handlebar set, with more standard options than they’ve done before. And to add a little backstory they’ve put together a short video talking about how their polar opposite left and right brain approaches to cycling components make them ideal partners in developing products to make cyclists happy.

Click through across the jump for the video, plus more shots of the bar and stem and pricing…

The right/left collaboration gives us the new Cadence x Ritchey Keta bar and stem, with a textile-inspired graphic treatment by Klein on the all-around performers from Ritchey. Both Ritchey WCS components start off with a standard Wet White finish and then get the black and white Cadence Keta design treatment with its Keep Going mantra.

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The C220 stem is the popular 1 1/18″ 84/6° WCS standard from Ritchey (that we reviewed this past winter) and is available for $120 in 90-130mm lengths in this special edition.

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The matching bar is Ritchey’s short, shallow, smooth bend Alloy Evocurve available in 40, 42 & 44cm widths for $150.

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There is even an option to buy both with bar tape from Cadence for just $200 total, making it a pretty affordable setup for the limited edition components. Both individual components and the bundle are up on Cadence’s website, so feel free to go buy something pretty before they are gone.

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Seraph
Seraph
7 years ago

So it’s a white Ritchey stem with some black zig zags on the side? It would be one thing if the whole stem was covered in the graphic, but it barely covers a few square inches of the thing. Kinda weak IMO. I’d rather have Zio Ziegler do some freehand drawing on a blank stem.

Terry
Terry
7 years ago

those zigzags give me a headache.

Grateful
Grateful
7 years ago

It must be a “slow news day”. What’s the big deal? A bar and stem – so what.

Danno
Danno
7 years ago

Big Ritchey fan, but please-please kill those micro Torx bolts.

MaraudingWalrus
7 years ago

I have a set of these on order from Ritchey to put on my Raleigh Macaframa that I’m building up for fixed road riding. I’m excited for these.

Thomas
Thomas
7 years ago

It took two brains to come up with this?

Robius
Robius
7 years ago

Looks like waste of brainz.

edge
edge
7 years ago

Ooooh stickers!!!!!! I love stickers!! Kidding aside I think Ritchey components are sometimes overlooked. They are usually very light and cost competitive.

Tom
Tom
7 years ago

These Cadence Collection / Ritchey “collabs” are so cringe-worthy. I hope Ritchey stops participating in this crap.

Greg Devins
7 years ago

Is it April the 1st?

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