Ritchey WCS C260 Black Stems

3.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $107.95

Product Description

The WCS C260 Road Stem features an innovative new clamp and a fine-tuned construction that's 30 stiffer than Ritcheys legendary WCS 4Axis and 20 grams lighter.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Dave McMillan

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2013

Strengths:    Looks good

Weaknesses:    Tiny, poor quality allen bolts

Bottom Line:   
Brand new stem. Using a 5 nM torque wrench, carefully, one of the heads on the steer tube tightener bolts stripped.
I would not buy another one for this reason. They are a painted bolt. A 5M stainless would have been a much better design.
I will have to hacksaw the stem off and buy something else. Very weak!!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by DrSmile a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2013

Strengths:    Very light, very secure. Reasonable price compared to ultralights. Three bolts are probably better than two?

Weaknesses:    The bolts are garbage. M4 bolts that corrode isn't a good idea.

Bottom Line:   
The stem looks good and the design is unique. It's a little trickier to get the bars on/off but it isn't impossible. The finish of the stem is top notch, the only problem is the bolts. I switched them out for stainless ones.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by IcySmooth52

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2012

Strengths:    Light

Weaknesses:    Difficult to install

Bottom Line:   
I've never noticed such a difference in changing a stem! Once swapping my Oval stem for this I noticed a change in handling. It tracked a little more 'stiff' because this stem is simply very strong. It's also very light for what it is. My only complaint is that you'll probably have to un-tape your drop bars a bit and I had some trouble putting it on my flat-topped handlebars. But you only have to do it once.

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