Ritchey recalls WCS 1-bolt carbon seatpost

Not all Ritchey 1-bolt seatposts are affected

Ritchey Design announced a voluntary recall of its new WCS Carbon 1Bolt seatpost.

According to Ritchey, an unauthorized "deviation" in manufacturing procedures at its Asian factory has produced substandard test results. That deviation has apparently since been corrected but a small number of subpar posts have made it into the marketplace. 

All single-bolt alloy WCS posts, 'Stubby' heads included with certain Scott Addict models, and all two-bolt seatposts are not affected.

All affected consumers, regardless of locale, are asked to first contact Ritchey's warranty department for a return authorization number at either +1-650-368-4018, extension 1855 or contact_us@ritcheylogic.com.

Here's Ritchey's complete explanation of the recall. 

James Huang

Technical Editor, US
James started as a roadie in 1990 with his high school team but switched to dirt in 1994 and has enjoyed both ever since. Anything that comes through his hands is bound to be taken apart, and those hands still sometimes smell like fork oil even though he retired from shop life in 2007. He prefers manual over automatic, fizzy over still, and the right way over the easy way.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: Up in the Colorado high-country where the singletrack is still single, the dirt is still brown, and the aspens are in full bloom. Also, those perfect stretches of pavement where the road snakes across the mountainside like an artist's paintbrush.
  • Beer of Choice: Mexican Coke
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA

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