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Gravel Handlebars

Taking the idea of the original alloy VentureMax to the next level, Ritchey proudly offers the WCS Carbon VentureMax. This all-new carbon fiber gravel handlebar features all of the original goodness of the alloy VentureMax but ups its game with fresh features such as a 38x20mm aero top wing, full internal cable routing, and drilling for a Shimano EW-RS910 junction box. Just as applicable on a cross country tour as on cross country singletrack, the WCS Carbon VentureMax is intended to ride wider than typical drop bars, being measured at the initial bend rather than at the hood. While it boasts a number of attributes including multiple hand positions, it’s the return of the Bio-bend in the drop and the new aero tops that add new design elements to this bar that are practical and comfortable for whatever surface you choose to ride upon.

Tom Ritchey has been riding off-road, and designing products for such adventures, decades before anyone thought to call it “gravel riding.” This heritage of experience directly informs every product made by Ritchey – such as the beloved VentureMax handlebar. With its short reach, shallow drop and purposeful flare, the original VentureMax has been popular, and now with the carbon version, Ritchey offers even more comfort and confidence to legions of riders looking to settle in and have some fun on those dirty drop bar adventures.

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  • UD Carbon fiber gravel handlebar with VentureMax design and some key upgrades
  • Use of WCS level carbon reduces weight, improves vibration damping
  • Added width from flare dimension provides greater stability/control on rough terrain
  • Ergo Bio Bend drops and 38x20mm aero top for more control and comfort
  • Wider than typical drop bars, measured at the initial bend rather than at the hood
  • All internal routing with Di2 e-Tube compatible hole for bar-end EW-RS910 junction
  • Drop: 102mm / Reach: 76mm
  • Drop Flare: 24° / Flare out: 3°
  • Sweep: 6°
  • Handlebar clamp diameter: 31.8mm
  • Add 12.5cm to the size for full outside to outside width
  • Widths: 38, 40, 42, 44 and 46mm widths (measured at the initial bend)
  • Finish: Matte UD Carbon
  • Weight: 229g (42cm, actual)
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