Ritchey WCS Carbon Seatpost

3.4/5 (5 Reviews)
Weight : 160 grams MSRP : $215.49

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Product Description

The WCS seatpost uses a one piece monocoque carbon fiber construction, keepingThe weight light and maintaining strength. For a vise-like grip and easy adjustmentsThe head features aTwo-bolt design andTextured clamp surface. Monocoque carbon fiber construction Two-bolt design Low profile clamp 25mm offset Published weight 182 grams (27.2x350)

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by greenfish24 a Cross Country Rider from South of Boston

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2010

Strengths:    very light, looks great in wet black carbon

Weaknesses:    very expensive and it breaks

Bottom Line:   
I had this post for about 5 weeks before it cracked at the base. Jenson USA returned it to Ritchey for a return but of course it was denied. It took Ritchey almost 6 weeks to respond to Jenson. The post was installed properly but Ritchey stated that I did not torque the seat clamp to the correct tension. I asked for the post back to cut it down and use it on my kids bike but Ritchey will not return it because of liability reasons. I'm not sure why I can't have the post that I purchased returned to me. Hay it was fun renting a carbon post for five weeks for $140.00. Thanks Ritchey. I recommend not purchasing this post. Although the post is extremely light and looks cool it is just too much money for a product that is not backed by its manufacturer.

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Favorite Trail:   Blue Hills

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   Jenson USA

Similar Products Used:   never had a carbon post

Bike Setup:   Ti frame, 29er hard tail

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by IFrider1 a Racer from Pinckney, MI

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2009

Strengths:    Clamp is secure. No creaking.

Weaknesses:    Product breaks and Ritchey does not support their warrenty.

Bottom Line:   
I had used this post in my IF for about 2 seasons and was completely happy so, I purchased another for a geared Quiring. I'm 175lbs and a 'light' rider. This post failed (broke, at the top of the seatpost clamp) after a months use. Inspecting the one I had used for 2 seasons, I found a crack right at the top of the clamp area. Both posts were clamped exactly at the max extension line. Both were properly torqued. Ritchey has made excuse after excuse and will not warrenty their product. They actually told me the max line needs to be in the clamp area and having it exactly at the max line voids the warrenty. Why is the max line there then?! To the guy riding this post at 200+ lbs. - be warned.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Raceface, Easton.

Bike Setup:   Ti Quiring 29'r. Independent Fabrication SS 29'r

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan0 a Cross Country Rider from Nashua, NH USA

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2008

Strengths:    strength, clamp

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
this is the best clamp I have ever used, I was a little leary of using carbon (Im 220lbs) plus this is the way back
version 45mm setback
this post is rock solid, with no creaking, and no seat noises
its expensive but worth it

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $175.00

Purchased At:   bebyond bikes

Similar Products Used:   Thomson, Bontrager, gravity dropper

Bike Setup:   niner rip9 xt/xtr

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michel a Cross Country Rider from the Netherlands

Date Reviewed: January 1, 2008

Strengths:    beautiful, strong, light and high quality.

Weaknesses:    torque indication for installation would have been nice

Bottom Line:   
Top saddlepost, a joy to look at. The saddlepost is very stiff and strong. I am a tall 190 pound biker and ride a lot of marathons on this post with my carbon hardtail frame, but had no problems at all. It is rather expensive but worth the money.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $130.00

Purchased At:   radsport Lenzen

Bike Setup:   Orbea Alma
Specialized Epic Expert 08

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Allen a Racer from Reno

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2007

Strengths:    Beautiful, easy to adjust, durable enough for xc riding/racing

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
The most attractive thing to me is the beauty of the seatpost as the entire WCS line is beatiful. The post is very light, I did an OTB in Downieville at speed and the bike landed on the saddle but did not damage the seatpost, so I`m confident this is worthy of XC use.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   bicycleblowout.com

Similar Products Used:   numerous other brands

Bike Setup:   Ventana,XTR,Ritchey WCS,F80rlc

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