Why We Like The WCS Toyon Stem
Ritchey's WCS Toyon Stem gives a nod to the brand's award-winning C220 stem, but with a more modern shape and increased stiffness. We're seeing improved handling and responsiveness, and we like the fresh aesthetic served with its innovative features.
- Ritchey's WCS Toyon Stem with increased stiffness and handling
- 6-degrees of positive or negative rise, a 1 - 1/8-inch steerer diameter
- Stem body wraps 220-degrees around bar clamping area
- A modern shape and responsiveness improves our ride
- The durable design stands up to wear
- Item #RITA0AR
- 2014 alloy
- 60 - 120mm
- Clamp Diameter
- Steer Tube Diameter
- 1 - 1/8in
- Claimed Weight
- 4.9oz (139g)
- 1 top cap, 1 top cap bolt
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 1 year
5 based on 1 ratings
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December 3, 2023
Stiff, Understated Design, High Quality
- I've used it several times
The Ritchey Toyon replaced a Ritchey WCS 4-Axis stem. That stem was very light at 120g in a 120mm length, but it had a lot of flex, which can be an issue for longer road stems. The new Toyon is noticeably stiffer in the 120mm length, it has a squared-off body which adds to the stiffness, as does the 220-degree bar clamp design, with wide-set faceplate bolts. The Toyon makes a big difference on the road, the front end feeling is now much improved. The new design is also very modern and understated, matte black with only a small gloss strip on top with the WCS logo, and a flush top cap with a rubber cover. Very sleek. The Toyon is heavier at 145 grams, but that’s still reasonable for a longer stem, and I’ll trade a few grams for better on the road performance. Unlike the higher-end Ritchey C260, mounting bars on the Toyon is quick and easy, and it uses traditional M5 stainless bolts, not the thinner M4 Torx bolts found on the C260. Overall, a great upgrade, and it won’t break the bank.
Originally reviewed on Competitivecyclist.com
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