Ritchey WCS Bar Ends Bar End

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

USER REVIEWS

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[May 20, 2013]
T.R.
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

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

Weakness:

none

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.

[Jun 27, 2012]
Allan Aston

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

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

Weakness:

None

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

[Aug 29, 2011]
xmessenger
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

weight,fit.

Weakness:

none

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,

Similar Products Used:

other bar ends I cannot recall.

[Feb 21, 2009]
Anonymous
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

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

Weakness:

None

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.

[Dec 04, 2008]
Gimpie7
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Very Light, Pretty when new,

Weakness:

Don't hold up if go down

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.

Similar Products Used:

Just some old no namers.

[Sep 29, 2005]
Halil Ozturk
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Perfect stability

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

[Oct 20, 2004]
Dimitri
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Very light weight! It's a Ritchey!

Weakness:

None

Very lightweight and short! Only 90gr. per pair!

Similar Products Used:

Carbon no name, Amoeba, Ritchey Comp

[Oct 20, 2004]
SGT. ROCK
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Inexpensive
Lightweight
Durable finish

Weakness:

A little too long

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).

Similar Products Used:

TITEC Micros

[Aug 13, 2004]
ron
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

LIGHTWEIGHT, design, takes little space on handlebar

Weakness:

hmm? none

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

Similar Products Used:

kalin, some noname barends

[Nov 23, 2005]
Moo
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

none

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.

Similar Products Used:

lots

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