Ritchey WCS Carbon Lower Rizer Bar review

Like the ITM Over 5, this is a great-looking minimum rise bar with the sort of obvious shiny-lacquered carbon wrap that seduces buyers.

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £100.00 RRP | USD $229.95
Ritchey WCS Carbon Lower Rizer Bar

Our review

A classy looking top performing semi-riser with pedigree
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Like the ITM Over 5, this is a great-looking minimum rise bar with the sort of obvious shiny-lacquered carbon wrap that seduces buyers. Given its price, it needs to.

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The weave and wrap is “tuned to provide torsional strength and vibration damping… reinforced internally to accept bar ends and shifter/lever clamps.” That might sound like a good thing for any handlebar, but we’ve come across some superlight bars that are not warrantied for use with bar ends. Like the rest of Ritchey’s WCS (World Championship Series) bars, it’s only available with the oversized clamp area, which is textured to reduce the risk of bar slippage within the stem. Look out for this handy feature on other shiny carbon bars.

Product Specifications

Product

Name WCS Carbon Low Rizer Bar
Brand Ritchey

Weight (g) 205
Width (mm) 660
Handlebar Rise 15
Width (ins) 26
Available Colours Black
Handlebar Type Riser
Clamp/Bar Size 31.8
Material Carbon