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    Ritchey components question

    I've decided to put Ritchey's "Wet White" stem and bar setup on my Specialized FSR XC mountain bike. Looking online at various vendors, when I search through and find Ritchey stems, the description always seems to read "For Road Use."

    Specifically I'm looking at WCS Rizer bars and WCS 4-Axis stems (120, 31.8). I'm searching within mountain bike components (not road) to the best of the ability of the site search engines. I'm also browsing.

    So. Is there a difference?

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    Says for road or mountain use here
    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=18305
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    I just bought the exact stem and bar you are talking about. I was worried like you were but after 3 weeks of riding with the Ritchey WCS wet black bar and stem, both feel really strong. There is a lot less flex the my old Bontrager Race combo. Im now confident that WCS wet black is strong enough for hard XC riding.

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    I've used a ritchey wet black WCS stem for XC/trail riding on a 5" travel f/r bike. My weight varies from 205 to 230 and the stem has held up fine for seasons.

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    Ritchey's site lists the same stem for road or mountain. I've got a full WCS cockpit on my new build but I'm a lightweight.

    I think you'll be fine.

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    Great, thanks all!

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