Ritchey WCS Carbon One-Bolt Seatpost

4.8/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $268.99

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Product Description

Ritchey WCS Carbon 1-Bolt Seatpost: Superlight 3K weave carbon fiber post/head for a classic woven carbon look. Patent pending SideBinder 1-bolt fore/aft and tilt adjustable rail clamp. 30mm offset clamp, fits 7x7mm rails...

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by LCW a Cross Country Rider from Detroit area, MI, USA

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2011

Strengths:    -Fit and finish
-One-bolt seat clamp
-Light weight (192g for 31.6 x 400, 0mm offset)
-No slip on my Niner Air 9 frame

Weaknesses:    -none so far

Bottom Line:   
Super high quality piece, as expected from Ritchey. I also own a WCS 4-axis stem. Their fit and finish is top notch. High price, but high quality to match. If you shop wisely, you can find Ritchey stuff for decent price. My 31.6x400 0 offset post came in at 192g actual. One-bolt seat clamp is easy to adjust - one of the best camp designs. Good support too for seat rails (I have a Ti rail seat - WTC Rocket V team)

Ride quality slightly improved over aluminum post. Nothing major, but certainly no worse. Any little bit helps on a hardtail.

Fit was perfect with Niner Air 9 frame. No slip. Didn't have to overly tighten - which you hear all too often for carbon posts. I didn't have to use any paste either.

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Favorite Trail:   Poto

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $149.00

Purchased At:   Ebay/Tweaked Sports

Similar Products Used:   -Thomson Elite 31.6x400 aluminum post

Bike Setup:   Niner Air 9 Scandium frame, 100mm Rockshox Reba Team, using KCNC SC9 seatpost clamp, and WTB Rocket V Team w/ Ti rails.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lust a Cross Country Rider from Belgium

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2011

Strengths:    Looks very nice and easy setup.

Weaknesses:    Beware!!!The seatpost comes with outer clamps made for 7mm diameter rails; so they don't match oversized carbon rails having 8-9mm.

Bottom Line:   
Be sure to order the right seatpost-clamp if you have carbonrailed saddle. The carbon clamps comes in two versions; for fizik and selle italia
(If it wasn't for the extra carbon clamp needed, I would give it fiver overall, sorry Ritch)

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Favorite Trail:   planet Earth

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $130.00

Purchased At:   internet bikeshop

Similar Products Used:   nope

Bike Setup:   Way to expensive........

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by bobbob a Cross Country Rider from Mt Tamborine

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2010

Strengths:    Strong, light, easy to set up, does not move, pefect match for WCS saddle, looks good and provides comfort.

Weaknesses:    Retail price

Bottom Line:   
The best pillar I have come accross at a ridiculous retail price.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Imported direct from

Similar Products Used:   EC90, Superlogic, Selcof carbon (junk as it has a short perch to sit the saddle on), Truvative alloy, Ritchey alloy...

Bike Setup:   Carbon Giant NRS sub 10kg. And same post on a Gary Fisher Piranha rigid sub 8kg.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jag a Cross Country Rider from colombia

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2009

Strengths:    very nice looking, easy to set up, feather light.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
makes the seat feel lighter and more comfortable.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   bike shop

Bike Setup:   no brainer

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by culturesponge a Cross Country Rider from santa monica

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2009

Strengths:    exquisite Tom Ritchey mtb componant design at its very best.
very light + very strong + really easy to use.
SL one bolt clamp system holds saddle supertight + does not creak.
good range of post sizes + range of wide rail kits for carbon saddles - like my SLR Carbonio Flow.
it never slips, even hard jolts with my Epic's FSR rear suspension fast asleep.

Weaknesses:    can MSRP be a weakness? but you get what you pay for with this seatpost (...shop around!)

Bottom Line:   
a trully beautiful WCS Carbon weave seatpost that works as well as it looks, the WCS Carbon 4-Axis stem is equally good + matches it perfectly.

shop around for the best prices because the MSRP is very steep.

...5 chilis for value - if you can nab it for $100 under MSRP like i did!...

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $135.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Syntace, S-Works, Alien, Thomson, Schmolke

Bike Setup:   S-Works, KMC X9 SL, Schmolke, Syntace, Marta Magnesium, Race King Supersonic, SLR Carbonio Flow, 4Ti, XTR, SRAM X.O

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