My world is falling apart. My favorite component company in the whole world is under new ownership as of Jan. 3. (ignorant me, I didn't find out until I went to their web site tonight).
Ritchey Design sold the Syncros brand to Scott Sports. Looks like they're going to branch out of their gravity emphasis and add more XC goods and even road components. I presume that means no more "born and bred on the 'Shore" any more . . . but all the same, I wish them the best.