Ritchey WCS Bar Ends Bar End

4.5/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $50.49


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Product Description

The WCS SL Bar Ends by Ritchey give you more hand positionsTo avoid hand fatigue while allowing youTo get farther overThe front wheel during climbs. Angled clamp slot reduces stress on lightweight bars 3D-Net shaped cold forged one-piece design Constructed of 6061 alloy Published weight: 65g


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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by T.R. a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2013

Strengths:    light, comfortable, narrow clamp, work with carbon bars, reasonable price

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I've got these on 3 bikes, work great, and give me all the alternative hand position benefits I need for long climbs, technical climbs, or whatever. I proudly use them on carbon riser bars just to piss off the fashion police. I've been riding mountain bikes since before most of them were born anyway.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Allan Aston

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2012

Strengths:    Lightweight (64grams for short version), Strong, Ideal length for climbs. Look good!

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Well worth the money! (can be found cheaper elsewhere!)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by xmessenger a Weekend Warrior from Vic, BC Canada

Date Reviewed: August 29, 2011

Strengths:    weight,fit.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Did alot of research before getting these bacause I wanted light weight w/o paying a hundred bucks. Don't buy into the carbon craze for barends.I learned that carbon actually weigh more and cost way more. These fit great. I can use my whole hand for climbs, unlike stubbies, yet these weigh less than most stubbies , also I didn't want any extra bar end than what I needed. Size wise, these fit the bill perfect,

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Favorite Trail:   dunno

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $35.00

Similar Products Used:   other bar ends I cannot recall.

Bike Setup:   street old school steel RM

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Latias93 a Cross Country Rider from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2009

Strengths:    Strong, durable, easy to hold, looks good, doesn't bend.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This product portrays your average bar end, a short, metal stub except that is displays a Ritchey WCS logo. Ritchey also has another similar bar end but it's called the Ritchey Comp. This bar end isn't ergonomic like the Bianchi makes, but it doesn't matter because almost everyone uses these simple bar ends.

This bar end helps you boost your uphill cycling power.

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Favorite Trail:   Bukit Kiara

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   BU3 Bike Shop

Bike Setup:   Giant XtC Team, Marzocchi Bomber, Avid Single Digit3, Shimano Deore

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Gimpie7 a Cross Country Rider from Birmingham, AL

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2008

Strengths:    Very Light, Pretty when new,

Weaknesses:    Don't hold up if go down

Bottom Line:   
I really liked these when I first got them. Then the paint started to wearing off. No biggie. Then I crashed. Bent the end of the barend. Bent it back. Hooked a tree. Bent the other one. Bent it back. Crashed again. Bent again. Rinse repeat. Honestly I really wanted to like these but if they can't hold up to some minor falls, then there garbage. And I really don't see how ritchey can sleep at night charging as much as they do for these. Sure there light but they are weak. $40 for some thin wall aluminum tubes with clamps on the end is just retarded.


So if you never crash, have a lot of money, and need the lightest stuff on the market, then sure buy these. But if you like pushing yourself into turns, haulin' down some hills and don't mind a little extra weight(in your wallet) then look elsewhere.

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Favorite Trail:   The ones that you get lost on

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Just some old no namers.

Bike Setup:   Surly 1x1 rigid with some goodies here and there

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Moo a Downhiller from Jerusalem

Date Reviewed: November 23, 2005

Strengths:    Lightweight, stong, never comes loose,good angle,narrow clamp so no wasted handelbar length. Good for people with small hands, great paint job, no visable wear. Probably the most reliable part of the bike! Cheap.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I cut them even shorter than they already are to avoid getting tangled in the bushes, 9cm overall. lets me do what I want to with my hand position. Grat simple product.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   lots

Bike Setup:   yeti koko xtr,xt,fox

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Halil Ozturk a Cross Country Rider from Ýstanbul/Turkey

Date Reviewed: September 29, 2005

Strengths:    Perfect stability

Bottom Line:   
Just 90gr., and has perfect stability, and also has perfect color (black version) and paint job. It's completely Ritchey...

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Favorite Trail:   MTB

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $17.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Bike Setup:   Full XT, Ritchey Rizer Pro, Rock Shox Reba Race, Hayes HFX 9

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SGT. ROCK a Racer from Grande Cache, AB

Date Reviewed: October 20, 2004

Strengths:    Inexpensive
Lightweight
Durable finish


Weaknesses:    A little too long

Bottom Line:   
Very good bar ends, but personally I prefer the similar TITEC Micros for mostly personal reasons - they are a little shorter than the Ritcheys, and they angle inward at a slightly greater angle. The WCS are a little lighter, though (90g vs. 115g).

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Similar Products Used:   TITEC Micros


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dimitri a Cross Country Rider from Athens, Greece

Date Reviewed: October 20, 2004

Strengths:    Very light weight! It's a Ritchey!

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Very lightweight and short! Only 90gr. per pair!

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Favorite Trail:   All Greece

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   Carbon no name, Amoeba, Ritchey Comp

Bike Setup:   Ideal Traxer, Marzocchi MX Comp ETA 2005, Full Shimano XT disc 2004, Full Ritchey Pro, Kenda Karma tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ron a Cross Country Rider from estonia

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2004

Strengths:    LIGHTWEIGHT, design, takes little space on handlebar

Weaknesses:    hmm? none

Bottom Line:   
best barends i've used. they are pretty expensive but they are worth the money

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $26.00

Similar Products Used:   kalin, some noname barends

Bike Setup:   www.ron.ee/merida

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