Ritchey WCS Carbon 4 Axis stem review

Light and flashy as hell, but you pay for the honour

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £70.00 RRP | USD $109.95
Ritchey WCS Carbon Rizer

Our review

Super bling and light but hyper expensive and still flexy.
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It’s light and it’s flashy as hell, but with this stem you pay for the honour.

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According to Ritchey their carbon wrap over alloy body is a “new frontier of material and manufacturing technology”. The same clamp design as the Syncros stem makes it flexy though especially in such a thinwall structure. A slanted rear slot with opposing bolts makes it suitable for the most delicate fork steerers while flip flop decals mean you can invert if for racer low bar position.

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We’re slightly concerned about using carbon bars with the internally knurled face plate though. Ti bolts are designed to be used with Ritchey’s ‘Torqkey’ for those without a torque wrench.

Product Specifications

Product

Name WCS 4-Axis Stem
Brand Ritchey

Weight (g) 125
Angle 73
Angle 2 84
Cap Bolts 4
Cap Width 40
Colour Black
Steerer Size 1 1/8
Clamp/Bar Size 31.8
Material Alloy
Bike Use Road