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    Does Ritchey WCS 4axis 44 stem have ti bolts?

    Hey, folks.

    Just wondering if any of you knew whether this stem uses ti hardware or not. I couldn't find any info. Thanks for any help you can provide.

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    No uses steel bolts.

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    Should make for a very light stem. I plan to buy it myself.

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    Wow, the weight of a four bolt clamp with none of the benefits...thanks Ritchey!!!

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    I asked Ritchey the same question.

    Only the WCS Matrix Carbonalloy 4-Axis O/S Stem has Ti bolts. They are Taper head Titanium bolts.

    I asked Ritchey if I could add Ti bolts to my regular 4-Axis stem and they said yes - use good judgment, good quality bolts and Ti prep. Also check the torque.

    They do not sell them (Ti) as an upgrade.

    The WCS Carbon 4-Axis is the only stem out of 20 that they use Ti on. The rest are very high strength stainless steel.

    I asked for the engineering specs on the bolts - but of course they wouldn't release that info.
    Last edited by eric512; 12-17-2008 at 09:19 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericsan256
    Only the WCS Matrix Carbonalloy 4-Axis O/S Stem has Ti bolts. They are Taper head Titanium bolts.
    What is the size (I am too lazy to go and get calipers..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curmy
    What is the size (I am too lazy to go and get calipers..)
    I did the change on my stem, I believe they are M5x17.5 (possibly M6 but I can't remember off the top of my head). There is a thead over at ww.

    The only issue that I had is that there were some convex washers on the original steel bolts that create a flat surface for the bolts to sit on (stem holes have concave shape). But I wasn't able to just slide the washers off the steel bolts.........so i ended up cutting the old bolt heads off. The Ti bolts fit nice and snug now.

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