Ritchey WCS Wet White handlebar review

Champion stripes but not our choice

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
GBP £63.62 RRP | USD $119.95
Ritchey WCS Wet White Handlebar

Our review

Stiff and aggressive but heavy and costly
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Ritchey’s WCS kit earned its World Championship stripes when most of us were in nappies but despite being common as original equipment, this bar isn’t a great aftermarket buy.


Despite a relatively narrow width it’s not particularly light. It is stiff though, and gives a less swept position than many other bars, making it popular with testers who liked an aggressive old-school, forward-hand feel.

The upswept outer sections take time to get used to though, and got consistently low comfort scores from our test panel.


Control space is also limited and price is very high for the average performance, but a choice of finishes makes it easy to co-ordinate with your frame or other bits.

Product Specifications


Name WCS Wet White (09)
Brand Ritchey

Features 35mm layback
Weight (g) 283
Available Colours White
Width (mm) 660
Handlebar Rise 20
Clamp/Bar Size 31.8