The Ritchey WCS Carbon MonoCurve one piece handlebar/stem uses Ritchey most popular bar bend to provide an aggressive and comfortable position combined with unmatched stiffness.
This bar/stem combo really increase the stiffness and virtually eliminates the flex of a traditional bar and stem. Perfect for sprinters, track riders or anyone who desires a very solid front end. It almost goes without saying that it looks super-cool too. Ritchey uses a C260-style forged alloy steerer tube slot with a three-bolt clamp system to radically reduce steerer stress and provide a super secure interface to the steerer.
Ritchey selected their popular EvoCurve bend with a 4 degree back sweep and a slightly flattened top section for a fantastic balance of comfort combined with an athletic, racing position. A cable groove on the bottom of the bar allows for clean cable routing cable. An oversize Ritchey logo on the front enhances the Monocurve's already awesome, race ready looks. Select width and length combination.
I was a little hesitant to get a bar / stem combo I could not adjust and I like my hoods in a certain spot, drops at certain angle..... It took me about a month to adjust to these since they were different than what I had been using the past few years. Once I got used to the position the benefits really became evident. They are really stiff! I now feel really comfortable in a super tuck, and can take one hand off at 30-40 mph and drink while the other hand on the drop has control of the bike. Between the stiff front end of my bike and these bar/stem I have never had a more solid ride.
Pros: stiff, more control
Cons: cost, lack of adjustibility