You really can have it all‰ÛÓthe new WCS C220 stem rivals the performance of the revolutionary C260 stem design, but it‰Ûªs quicker and easier to install and remove thanks to a press-fit handlebar clamp interface and forward-facing hardware.
First proven on the Ritchey TRAIL stem, the C220 handlebar clamp design creates a more secure interface by wrapping a full 220 degrees over the handlebar. Bolt forces are aligned with the clamp so that the stem body ‰Û÷embraces‰Ûª the handlebar, which is less prone to damaging lightweight bars. This clamp design allows for a lighter faceplate and stem body with no sacrifice in strength or stiffness.
The Carbon Matrix stem body is forged 7075 aluminum with a stiffness-enhancing carbon exoskeleton which makes this 12% stiffer than the WCS alloy C220 stem. Premium quality CRMO steel bolts are used throughout.