The Ritchey WCS 4-Axis stem represents the benchmark for quality and performance. Ritchey stems have always been on the cutting edge of advanced, common sense-based design and the most carbon-steerer friendly right from the beginning. They are great looking, a joy to work with and are supremely reliable to boot.
Highlights include an angled steerer tube slot which offers a more secure and uniform, pinch-free clamp pressure to the steerer tube - perfect for carbon steerers. 3D net forging of 2014 alloy makes for the strongest stem and this process has been copied by most other stem manufactures. The stress managing forged, contoured and polished face plate mates perfectly to all bars while dispersing linear clamp stresses. All of these features give the Ritchey WCS 4-Axis stems a strength to weight ratio second to none. One of our most popular and recommended stems.
This new version is updated with smaller logos and stem length is now printed discreetly on the top so you can put away the tape measure usually required to verify size. This stem comes in 84(-/+6) degrees or 73 (-/+17) degrees. Most riders choose the 84 which rises slightly to parallel but select the 73 if you ride in an athletic position with the handlebar a lot lower than the saddle (lots of drop).
great stem, stiff. I have had Ritchey stems for years and this is by far the best I have used. Buy the torque wrench that goes with the stem. Makes set up and adjustment a breeze