Ritchey WCS Carbon Forks

5/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $399.95

Product Description

Race tested design. Carbon monocoque construction. Unique drop out design allows for secure wheel clamping at a reduced weight. Entire fork designed to dissipate loads throughout the fork, reducing stress on the critical crown area. 44mm crown shoulder aligns with integrated and standard headsets for visual alignment.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nonverbal a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2009

Strengths:    Lightweight.Stiff.Durable.Comfortable.

Weaknesses:    I think...no.

Bottom Line:   
I 've used this fork for not a short time.For my weight(about 58kg),I think this fork has done excellent job.It has some advantage:
1.Light.The fork I've get is 300g uncut.Amazing weight and corresponds to the claim weight(I'm a weightweenie too)
2.Stiff(At least for me).While riding my bike(Felt 05 CA1)with this fork,the handling never disappoint me.When I need to turn,it never soften,it just there.
When last time I do a longterm travel,I meet several conditions,it just hands on.
3.great ability to absorb shock.I thinkI can feel the road I've ridden,but it never give me negative feedback-'cause it's comfortable enough.
4.price.I get a really good price,initially the price is not an advantage to be consider,but trust me,no matter how much do you pay for this fork,it's worthy.

Actually I use this fork for about 10000miles,and it stands like new.

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Favorite Ride:   something hilly

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   cannondale Slice
Deda Blackmagic.
Easton EC90 SLX(FLEXY...)

Bike Setup:   05 Felt CA1 with Shimano 105 groupo.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by twain a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2009

Strengths:    - Light. 297 grams uncut (without brake bolt)
- wide "shoulders" butt nicely with the Cervelo. The "line" between the fork and headtube seems seamless
- handling is fantastic
- MSRP and weight are very competitive

Weaknesses:    - none

Bottom Line:   
I am test riding this fork for a review. This fork is a revelation; the handling is superb. I'm using this on a Cervelo R3 that came with an already excellent (though no longer made) True Temper Sub 3. The Ritchey fork has an amazing dampening quality; it smooths out bumps. But at the same time provides continuous feedback. You can really feel the road. There is some flex which is wonderful--you can feel the turns.
By far the best fork I've ever used.

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Favorite Ride:   Old La Honda

Similar Products Used:   - Easton SLX
- True Temper Sub 3
- Reynolds Pro

Bike Setup:   Cervelo R3 with SRAM Red, Ritchey Superlogic bars & seat post, Easton EC90 crank, Easton Ascent 2 wheels. 13 lbs 13 oz.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by xzarterius a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: April 25, 2008

Strengths:    Light, stiff, inexpensive

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Seems to be a very good fork. Not flexy at all. Very light and built well.

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Favorite Ride:   All

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Kestrel, Reynolds, Giant, Easton

Bike Setup:   Kestrel Evoke

Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

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