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    difference in Ritchey stems

    Anyone know the difference between a ritchey WCS 4axis stem and a WCS stem (not the 4axis) like this one at nasbar?http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...%20ATB%20Stems

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    The 4axis has a once pleice clamp, with the four bolts next to each other rather than at the edges. I believe they did it to make the clamp stiffer, and the 4axis is definately heavier. I'm not sure the plain WCS comes in 31.8 either.
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    The 4-axis is the new version of the WCS stem in the link. As Some Guy said, it has athe 4 bolts close together rather than spread out. This was created for lightweight carbon bars to reduce the stress.
    It's not heavier than the WCS in the link - they are both WCS series stems and weigh the same, but the 4-axis is the newer version.
    Both old and new versions are available in 25.4 and 31.8.

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    The 4-axis is the new version of the WCS stem in the link. As Some Guy said, it has the 4 bolts close together rather than spread out. This was created for lightweight carbon bars to reduce the stress.
    It's not heavier than the WCS in the link - they are both WCS series stems and weigh the same, but the 4-axis is the newer version.
    Both old and new versions are available in 25.4 and 31.8.
    Hope this helps

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    The 4-axis is the new version of the WCS stem in the link. As Some Guy said, it has the 4 bolts close together rather than spread out. This was created for lightweight carbon bars to reduce the stress.
    It's not heavier than the WCS in the link - they are both WCS series stems and weigh the same, but the 4-axis is the newer version.
    Both old and new versions are available in 25.4 and 31.8.
    Hope this helps

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    The 4-axis is the new version of the WCS stem in the link. As Some Guy said, it has the 4 bolts close together rather than spread out. This was created for lightweight carbon bars to reduce the stress.
    It's not heavier than the WCS in the link - they are both WCS series stems and weigh the same, but the 4-axis is the newer version.
    Both old and new versions are available in 25.4 and 31.8.
    Hope this helps

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    The 4-axis is the new version of the WCS stem in the link. As Some Guy said, it has the 4 bolts close together rather than spread out. This was created for lightweight carbon bars to reduce the stress.
    It's not heavier than the WCS in the link - they are both WCS series stems and weigh the same, but the 4-axis is the newer version.
    Both old and new versions are available in 25.4 and 31.8.
    Hope this helps

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    The 4-axis is the newer version of the WCS stem in the link. As Some Guy said, it has the 4 bolts close together rather than spread out. This was created for lightweight carbon bars to reduce the stress.
    It's not heavier than the WCS in the link - they are both WCS series stems and the new 4-axis weighs about 15g less.
    Both old and new versions are available in 25.4 and 31.8.
    Hope this helps.

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    The 4-axis is the newer version of the WCS stem in the link. As Some Guy said, it has the 4 bolts close together rather than spread out. This was created for lightweight carbon bars to reduce the stress.
    It's not heavier than the WCS in the link - they are both WCS series stems and the new 4-axis weighs about 15g less.
    Both old and new versions are available in 25.4 and 31.8.
    Hope this helps.

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    The 4-axis is the newer version of the WCS stem in the link. As Some Guy said, it has the 4 bolts close together rather than spread out. This was created for lightweight carbon bars to reduce the stress.
    It's not heavier than the WCS in the link - they are both WCS series stems and the new 4-axis weighs about 15g less.
    Both old and new versions are available in 25.4 and 31.8.
    Hope this helps.

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    I think you'll find it is a bit heavier. The 4axis faceplate contains more material and is therefor heavier.

    Judging by http://weightweenies.starbike.com/li...php?type=stems , the difference is about 10gr (31.8 WCS vs 4axis in same length).
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