Ritchey SuperLogic Carbon 46 Clinchers Pro Review

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Ritchey SuperLogic Carbon 46 Clinchers Pro Reviewby Twain Mein

  • Same as the tubulars above but in a clincher-style rim
  • 46mm tall for aerodynamics
  • Ritchey hubs with premium bearings
  • Cool quick releases-extremely light
  • Front: 20 hole, 610 grams claimed. $1460.00 msrp
  • Rear: 24 hole, 800 grams claimed. $1540.00 msrp
  • Actual combined weight of 1430 grams with rimstrips

As promised, Steve from Ritchey came over with the clincher version of their amazing SuperLogic Cabon wheelset. Despite the incredible weight savings that can be had with tubulars, I’m not a fan of them; I’ve gotten caught in the rain and cold because of a puncture; my hands were too cold to remove the tire, let alone install the spare. I ended up walking several miles before hitching a ride home. Needless to say, I was ecstatic to see the clincher version of these phenomenal wheels. And they didn’t disappoint. Like their tubular siblings, these wheels truly make you feel like you are cheating. Though slightly heavier then the tubulars, they are still an amazing 1430 grams–with rimstrips installed! The additional grams put the total build at an amazing 13lbs 11oz.

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About the author: Twain Mein

Twain Mein is fascinated with the technology and gear aspect of cycling, and is a longtime product reviewer. Twain has been doing triathlons since 1987 and has been ranked in the Top 50 U.S. National Age Group on numerous occasions.

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  • Anonymous says:

    Carbon rims are notorious for mediocre braking performance. Because they are harder than alloy rims, they build up more friction and require more effort to stop.”

    I think you mean that they build up more heat in the pads because they don’t dissipate the heat as well as alloy rims. If they built up more friction, they would brake better than alloy rims.

  • Anonymous says:

    The swiss stop yellow pads I have found to be amazing. I have used them on an Xlab 48MM carbon wheelset and the stopping power and brake modulation ability has been superb. The only hassle is when switching over to alloy training wheels and having to switch over to other pads – if only to keep aluminum grit out of the carbon pads (I have found that the carbon pads indeed work very well on the alum rims too, but you don’t want to end up gouging your nice carbon rims).

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