Ritchey WCS Seatposts

3/5 (16 Reviews)
MSRP : $91.95

Product Description

  • 1-piece 3D Net forged design
  • 7075 Material
  • 3D Forged Construction
  • 280/300/350/400 Length
  • Low profile clamp

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Trouble a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2011

Strengths:    There are none to write about

Weaknesses:    Everything about the product and especially their customer service.

Bottom Line:   
Had this post with bike for about 3 months. The seat kept slipping ending nose up. I torqued to 16nM, put all kinds of crap on it...nothing worked.
Contacted Ritchey and all they were willing to do is over a new at Race Team Pricing. They don't care about customer service.

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Favorite Ride:   Eastside

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   THompson, THEY are the best and Ritchey knows it.

Bike Setup:   Steel

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Martin Young a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2009

Strengths:    Looks sharp. Matches the -17 degree WCS stem. Super light.

Weaknesses:    Slipping made it unusable until I figured out the problem.

Bottom Line:   
purchased this seatpost several months ago. Kept trying it, but slipping problems forced me to but a thomson for my 27.2 bike. Recently picked up another frame and gave the Ritchey another try. I'd tighten the two bolts until I thought they were locked. But again some slippage. Finally looked at all the contact points. I had already medium sanded all the contact points. The problem turns out to be the extrusions that receive the two bolts on the top plate. The casting is too long and wide. No matter how tight you torque the bolts, the actual contact points are only the two small extrusions going through the middle plate and just gouging the a small point on the flat of the seatpost. The only way to prevent this is to use a thicker diameter seat rail, or do what I did. Carefully file (grind) enough off the corner and end of the extrusions so that they do not contact the lower section. This permits the clamping system to make full contact, the way it was originally designed. BTW, no more slipping. I hate buying something new that doesn't work as intended.

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Favorite Ride:   river ride

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Thomson elite=excellent. FSA carbon=nice but carbon. Suntour Superbe=vintage goodie.

Bike Setup:   latest bike is a Tsunami frame with carbon fork and stays. FSA wheels, Ultegra changers and bar end shifters. Richey post and stem.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by coolbiker a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2009

Strengths:    looks

Weaknesses:    slips also after rethightening

Bottom Line:   
Nice looks but it slips and keeps onslipping..........

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Favorite Ride:   amstel gold

Similar Products Used:   3t Doric

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Steve-a-Reno a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2009

Strengths:    Matches other WCS cockpit parts.
It does it's job.
Strength to hold up my 225 pound carcas.

Weaknesses:    Lightweight/matching parts come at a price.

Bottom Line:   
Bought the WCS post to match my WCS stem and bar. read these reviews about slippage and procured some Finish Line Fiber Grip for the post into the seat tube, the seat rails and seatpost bolts. I'm 225 (losing weight) and neither the seat nor post has moved since install - yes all torques are correct.
Light enough for me and it "matches"!

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Favorite Ride:   The one I'm on

Purchased At:   Online

Similar Products Used:   FSA alloy OEM, Specialized carbon over alum OEM, various MTB posts

Bike Setup:   2006 FUJI TEAM.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Tim a Commuter

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2008

Strengths:    Very light.

Weaknesses:    Slips constantly.

Bottom Line:   
The clamp is useless. The seat slides back constantly. A seatpost is supposed to do one thing, hold the seat in place, and it fails miserably at that. I bought it because I already had Ritchey WCS stem that I got from a friend. When I saw this seatpost on the wall at my LBS I bought it to have a matching set.

PS - I also happen to have a WCS mountain seatpost on my cross bike. I have no complaints about it. It's great.

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Favorite Ride:   Any

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Tempe Bicycle

Similar Products Used:   Ritchey WCS mountain post. That thing is great.

Bike Setup:   blah blah

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