Ritchey WCS UD-Carbon Forks

5/5 (1 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Designed for comfort, precise steering and reliable performance
  • Monocoque undirectional (UD) carbon fiber construction is stronger and lighter than traditional woven carbon
  • Carbon blade, crown and steerer (300mm) with aluminum dropouts
  • 43mm rake. 298g

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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by robert.carter@umb.edu a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: April 10, 2010

    Strengths:    Light, stiff, good fit and appearance

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought this fork to replace the Ultra fork (carbon blades with Al steerer) on my Cannodale CAAD9. The WCS UD came out of the box at 288.7 g, under the advertised 300 g. After cutting to size for my 56 cm frame it is 267.5 g, saving 0.67 lb over the old fork. The fit is perfect for my integrated headset frame, looking like it was original to the bike. The rake (43 mm) is the same as the old fork, so the handling was unaffected. But the difference in road feel is amazing. The whole front end seems quicker and more responsive. This fork is stiff but it absorbs road shocks well. I considered buying the Alpha-Q or Reynolds forks, but they no longer seem to be avilable. Fortunately, the Ritchey WCS UD is no compromise. A great upgrade at a significant weight savings, and at a reasonable price.

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    Favorite Ride:   Cape Cod Rail Trail and anytime I can go fast

    Price Paid:    $290.00

    Purchased At:   Tree Fort Bikes

    Similar Products Used:   Cannondale Slice Premium and Ultra

    Bike Setup:   Cannondale CAAD9: DuraAce shifters, derailleurs, cassette, pedals; FSA headset, SLK compact crankset, OS-99CSI headset, K-Force compact bar, ceramic MegaExo BB; Mavick Ksyrium Elite wheels with Enduro ceramic bearings; Alph-Q ProLite seatpost; Selle SMP Evolution saddle with carbon rails; KCNC skewers & seatpost collar

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