Market: Ritchey presents the Ritchey Bullmoose, a one-piece carbon handlebar-stem combination for mountain bikes.
Ritchey celebrates with that Bullsmoose the new edition of a historic handlebar. After Tom Ritchey's handlebars slipped and he fell during the legendary Repack Downhill race, the MTB pioneer dared to try the first one-piece handlebar-stem combination. His goal was to develop a stiff unit for direct handling, which also prevents the handlebars from slipping. This design went down in history as the Bullsmoose and is now being revived.
35 years later, however, the design was approached from a slightly different perspective. “I wanted to develop a stiff, light and modern steering center based on the Bullmoose design. The design has enormous advantages, especially in terms of rigidity. The triangle, which acts as a stem, is extremely stiff and absorbs the leverage of the handlebars perfectly.", according to Ritchey.
The new Bullsmoose is available in five different stem lengths:
- 70mm stem – 720mm handlebar width
- 80mm stem - 730mm handlebar width
- 90, 100, 110mm stem - 740mm handlebar width
The Bullsmoose weighs 350 grams and should cost 270 euros. It will be presented to the public for the first time at Eurobike 2014.