Ritchey WCS Rizer Mountain handlebar review

Upswept lightweight riser bar

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £49.95 RRP | USD $71.75
Ritchey WCS Rizer Mountain Bar

Our review

Well proven mid-weight, mid-price trail handlebar
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The Rizer is an upswept, elbow-raising motocross-style bar from one of the longest established mountain bike accessory brands, Ritchey.


It works better on the bike than in your spellchecker, but some riders took a while to adjust to it and others never took to it at all, so check the shape before you buy. 

With a taper early in the bend and triple-butted build, it’s a relatively pliable and comfortable bar, which makes it great for longer rides.


Its 26in width gives more control than most original equipment bars (those supplied with a bike) without adding excess weight or leading to tree tangling problems. A lack of trim marks makes it awkward to cut symmetrically if it is too wide, though.

Product Specifications


Name WCS Rizer Mountain
Brand Ritchey

Weight (g) 244
Available Colours Black
Diameter 25.4
Width (mm) 600
Handlebar Type Riser
Clamp/Bar Size 25.4 31.8
Material TRX50
Handlebar Sweep Available 9 degrees
Handlebar Rises Available 30mm