Ritchey WCS C260 Black Stems

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.

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 24, 2013]
Dave McMillan

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Looks good

Weakness:

Tiny, poor quality allen bolts

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!!

[Aug 17, 2013]
DrSmile
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

[Mar 06, 2012]
IcySmooth52

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light
Stiff

Weakness:

Difficult to install

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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