The Ratchet is a true Roadie’s road bike. It’s light, it’s comfortable—engineered for those tough all-day century rides. And when it comes to the weekend road race, the Ratchet has the form to allow its rider to maximize power—sprinting to go for the finish line. Intentionally understated in appearance with subtle graphics, the Ratchet lets the rider do the talking. Rigorously tested to ensure durability, the Ratchet is purpose built: made to be ridden hard—every day. The Ratchet is a modern high-performance bike: a precision tool that helps the rider get the most from every ride.
I just fitted the DT Swiss 36T star ratchet upgrade into my Bontrager Aeolus 5.0 240s rear hub and when I spin it up on the work stand, there's so much drag/resistance that it actually spins my entire drive train in all gears! I applied the correct DT Swiss hub grease that's pinkish in color and rod ... Read More »
So I just found an insane deal on some Perl Izumi carbon road shoes ($19.99 from nearly $200 at the Perl outlet store) and I couldn't pass them up. They're not the rachet style shoe and instead have the three velcro straps. Will I be the lauging stock of my road group?
What's the deal with the t ... Read More »
So I have a pair of Shimano r086 for about 2 years. The plastic strap is worn out on the last 1 or 2 clicks where I generally like to have my shoe. Has anyone else had this problem with this or any other shoe?
Just wondering why that part isn't replaceable if it wears out in 2 years. Thoughts? ... Read More »
There appers to be a spring loaded bearing on the brake adjustment ratchet.
I say appers because in my infinite wisdom I took it apart and it has disappeared, since it was spring loaded and went flying somewhere. Perhaps into a mini black hole.
It doesn't appear to be a servicable spare part ... Read More »
I have a set of down tube shifters for a restoration project and want to install the 10 speed gear in the right side shifter. I have the ring but don't know how it is oriented in the shifter; how it fits in. It will go in about any way I want but that can't be right. Anyone have any images or ins ... Read More »