Ritchey WCS Carbon Rizer review

While the WCS stem is crazy light we're a bit surprised how heavy the matching carbon bar is

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £114.99 RRP | USD $229.95
Ritchey WCS Carbon Rizer

Our review

Relaxed low rise with useful width and stiffness, at a price.
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While the WCS stem is crazy light we’re a bit surprised how heavy the matching carbon bar is.

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Unlike significantly lighter bars it does come in a usefully control enhancing width though, and it’s an impressively stiff unit (if used with other stems). Reinforced ends and grippy centre sections keep it tough too.

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The very flat tapered shape gives low hand height, but a pronounced backsweep as it comes off the upsweep gives a distinctive relaxed vibe to the Rizer ride. It’s very high priced compared to obvious competitors though.

Product Specifications

Product

Name WCS Carbon Rizer
Brand Ritchey

Weight (g) 198
Diameter 31.8
Width (mm) 670
Handlebar Rise 30
Length (Inches) 26.2
Available Colours Black
Clamp/Bar Size 31.8
Material Carbon
Handlebar Sweep Available 9 degrees