Ritchey Reinvents the Stem – 100g Alloy Stem Testing 4x Stronger

first_imgBecause the bar clamp area overlaps the bar more than 180º, you simply remove the faceplate and put the narrower part of the bar near the grips in first, then slide the handlebar into the center. Line things up and clamp down the faceplate and you’re all set.The purpose of the crescent-shaped slit on the steerer tube clamp is that it distributes the stresses across a broader area rather than focusing all of it on one single section of the steerer tube, particularly important on carbon steerers.The stem is approved for both road and mountain bike use. Presumably cyclocross, too.Lastly, we just got some more numbers from the Ritchey team: Not only is it way stronger, it’s 30% stiffer than their 4-Axis stems that have been used for years on Tour-winning bikes and my own personal (non-Tour winning) bike. “Now, with everyone moving to the larger 31.8 diameter bars, it’s allowed us to create a pseudo-single bolt design because we can do an overlapping mounting section and use only a 4mm bolt because so much of the pressure is taken off the bolts.”The new C260 and is a 100g stem that’s testing 3x to 4x stronger than any previous Ritchey stem because they’re using a new generation Alcoa alloy and because of the new design. Not only is it stronger, it’s stiffer, giving you more control. The rear uses a three-bolt, radius slot clamp design, meaning the slit is crescent moon shaped. Tom Ritchey was with us for Scottweek, riding all of us into the ground day after day. Turns out he wasn’t just on hand to embarrass us, he also had a new toy to show off.In his words, his product design is born from either him or his sponsored riders needing a better product. His new C260 stem comes from market pressures, everyone saying “Tom, you need a carbon stem!”“The problem is, no one’s truly doing a carbon fiber stem properly,” said Ritchey. “As people were trying to make carbon stems and not making any real improvements, people were making aluminum ones that were testing 3x and 4x stronger than anything made before.“The old single-bolt stem is still the best because it holds the bar the best (by cradling the bar inside a single piece). The new ones with removable faceplates are great for swapping out your bar, but they’re never as good as the original single bolt design. As I was heading down the path of creating a carbon stem, I found that putting four bolts in the front of a carbon stem and you’re inviting disaster.”UPDATED 7/15 @ 5:26EST – Installation info at bottom of postTurns out, the “C” in C260 doesn’t actually stand for “Carbon” and the new stem is, in fact, alloy. Hit ‘more’ and get the scoop and tons of photos…last_img read more

JCI Elects new executive board

first_img 255 Views   no discussions LocalNews JCI Elects new executive board by: – November 29, 2018 Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Tweet The Dominica chapter of JCI elected the local 2019 Executive Board during the 3rd Annual General Meeting over the weekend, at the ballroom of the Prevost Cinemall in Roseau.The elections were held under the theme “Rebuilding and Transforming a Stronger JCI Together”.In addition to the President-elect, James Rodney, other members elected to the Executive Board for 2019 were Executive Vice President Meritta Hyacinth, Vice President Monita Nicholls-James, Vice President Jeannel David, Secretary General Brittney Clarke and Treasurer Tricia Jno Baptiste.The 2018 President, Derrick Theophille, will serve as Immediate Past President for 2019.Charged with the responsibility of leading the organization in 2018, outgoing President, Derrick Theophille, recounted the successes and challenges faced by JCI Dominica during his term.JCI Dominica implemented several projects over the year, including Lupus Awareness activities, the joint Sports day, a host of training for members and prospective members, some of which were accredited and also representation at the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Programme in Washington D.C.The President thanked the members for their efforts in the successes but expressed the need for greater teamwork and responsibility by all members.Finally, he welcomed the 2019 Executive Board and congratulated them on taking up the responsibility to be leaders for positive change.In his remarks, President-elect for 2019, James Rodney, promised to further the growth and recognition of JCI in Dominica and with the support of other organizations, seek to make a greater impact in the local society.He plans to work with all members and the West Indies Chapter of JCI to achieve those goals.Guest speaker, Brenton Hilaire, gave a motivational talk to the members present, and encouraged them to continually take up the challenge of leadership and strive towards being their best self. He stressed that JCI Dominica is a great opportunity for personal development and that opportunity should be fully endorsed by all members.The organization plans on having its Installation and Awards Ceremony in December. The 2019 Executive Board will be installed at a ceremony next month and begin their executive year on the 1st of January 2019.The date and venue will be given in a subsequent notice.Junior Chamber International (JCI) is a nonprofit organization of young active citizens between ages 18 to 40 across the globe who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities.These active citizens are individuals invested in the future of the world by making positive change. JCI members come from all sectors of society. The organization helps them to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions and take action.last_img read more