The Ritchey WCS Flat Bar is the winningest handlebar in World Cup cross-country history. The OS version is a stiffer, stronger version of the 25.4mm diameter original. It is light, simple, strong. Best of all, it's barely heavier than its blingy carbon cousin at a fraction of the price. It's hard to go wrong here. These bars work. And last. The Ritchey WCS Flat bar comes in 31.8mm handlebar diameter. It is 580mm wide and has a 5 degree rearward sweep. Ritchey recommends using only Ritchey or Syncros stems with this bar, as any others will void the warranty. The bar is made from seamless TRX50 triple-butted aluminum. It is bead-blasted and anodized for better fatigue strength. 140g.
a Weekend Warrior
from Prince William, VA, USA
Date Reviewed: December 25, 2009
Strengths: Very lightweight, UCI colors look awesome, good ergonomic bend and very strong.
This is a very nice lightweight bar for the money I spent on it. Note: this is a cross country bar, not for any aggressive riding. If you are a bike killer this is not for you. Anyhoo, it looks great on the bike and it works great for my purposes. If you can get it for a great price and like a little bit of the bling factor.