June 9, 2015 – The King of Cockpits Gets Aero

When it comes to cockpits for big guys, we reach for Ritchey. The new Ritchey WCS Carbon Streem II handlebars, at 235 grams, takes advantage of the latest in aero understating—as a bike’s leading edge, bars can make a huge, almost unbelievable, difference in drag. Using a UCI-compliant 3:1 aero section at the tops, Ritchey has shaved watts while creating a very comfortable climbing position. The bars are still nice and stiff, especially when mated to a Ritchey C-260 or C-220 stem, and they use our favorite drop for big guys, Ritchey’s traditional bend.


Ritchey WCS Carbon Streem II Price: $300 More: ritcheylogic.com