Ritchey WCS Carbon Low Rizer Handlebar

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
Weight : 175 grams


Product Description

Ritchey WCS Carbon Low Rizer Bar: Textured stem clamp area reduces risk of bar slippage. Carbon lay-up is tuned to provide torsional strength and vibration damping. Reinforced internally to accept bar ends and shifter/lever clamp.


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Veda a Racer from Indonesia

Date Reviewed: November 9, 2010

Strengths:    Cheap but strong and nice details.

Weaknesses:    Not the lightest out there but can't complain for the price.

Bottom Line:   
Best buy as discounted because the new model just came out. Ritchey confidence.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $80.00

Similar Products Used:   Many brands all carbon

Bike Setup:   Spark 30 + Titus X

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by teriemer a Cross Country Rider from Sonderborg

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2009

Strengths:    Very light and strong handlebar with excellent vibration damping. Looks are awesome!

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I have the handlebar mounted on my XC bike and it looks absolutely cool. The width (660mm) added much more control and confident to my bike, resulting in faster racing.

The handlebar is mounted together with Ricthey 4-axis carbon stem. Now this is one sweet set of cockpit. Fantastic looks and super stiff.

BTW - I did some serious crashing with this bar and is still going strong.

Highly recommended!

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Favorite Trail:   Anything fast

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   www.bike-discount.de

Similar Products Used:   FSA

Bike Setup:   Trek 9.8 OCLV 110 carbon frame, Chris King Headset + BB, Spinergy Xyclone, Ritchey WCS carbon, XTR 08

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jan Spacek a Weekend Warrior from Prague

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2007

Strengths:    Excellent shape, look, feel and weight

Weaknesses:    As with any carbon, you have to be carefull how much to tight the screws on it. But it should be reinforced enough on particulate places.
The instant weeknes is that my stock stem looks like a scrap next to this handlebar and to replace it with adequate stem would cost me just further money.


Bottom Line:   
I am used to wide hold in downhill and bar ends for uphill. For such combination this handlebar is unbeateble, plus the low rizer shape doesn't look inappropriate on the XC bike.
If you on the other hand belongs to those who tends to have the handlebar so short to place just shifter/lever clamp and grip on it, than run away from here.
I am giving 4 chilis for a value, because its quite expensive but overall its definitely 5.

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Favorite Trail:   XC + Downhill

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Just stock aloy handlebars

Bike Setup:   Trek 8500, model year 2007
The handlebar swap is a part of replacement of most of the Bontrager's parts on it.

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Easton Monkeylite vs Ritchey WCS Carbon Low Rizer handlebar?

I'm trying to decide which handle bar to get that will replace my current ~160g heavier Easton EA30 handle bar. Do any of you fellow mtbr's have experience with both and why would you choose one over the other? Or if you have an alternative suggestion, I would appreciate if you post it, it would b ... Read More »

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