Ritchey WCS Drop In Headset
Ritchey WCS Drop In Headset
Top Features of the Ritchey WCS Drop In Headset
Ritchey headsets are designed to take the abuse of bad roads and tough trails, while delivering smooth, reliable performance over the long haul.
- Alloy top bearing cover and compression top cap
- Titanium-coated steel cartridge bearings
- 16.8mm stack height
- 95g (10mm)
Most Ritchey headsets feature angular contact bearings to provide better support for maximum bearing life and smoothness - with none of the slop that plagues less sophisticated designs.
These words evoke the core philosophy behind Ritchey's highest performance components. Over the years, Ritchey components have carried riders to victory from the Olympics to the World Cup circuit, National Championships and, of course, World Championship titles, too. Using the latest technology and materials to create components that provide weight savings without sacrificing strength, we proudly invite you to bolt on some of our WCS parts and share a bit of Ritchey's racing heritage with us. WCS by Ritchey - it's all in the name.
Covering the needs of the full spectrum, from elite competitors to recreational riders, are our WCS, Pro and Comp lines. As technology and materials evolve, so does our product line, allowing us to bring you lighter, stronger parts that deliver category leading performance and value, from WCS Carbon through Comp.
A bicycle headset attaches the fork to the frame, they consist of bearings and races which allow the forks steerer to move within the frames headtube. There are a few types of headset, these are threaded and ahead. Threaded headsets are the older type and use a thread on the forks steerer to adjust, an ahead type has no thread and uses a top cap to adjust the tension. Ahead headsets come in three options, external cup, internal and integrated. Integrated and internal headsets use bearings which fit inside the headtube and provide clean lines, whereas the external cup system uses cups which fit into the frame but are still visible. Most will use cartridge bearings which last well and have very low maintenance requirements, one thing worth doing is to switch the top and bottom bearing periodically, as the bottom bearings are more prone to wear as they support the weight of the bike and rider.
About the Ritchey brand
Ritchey is well known for ingenious mountain bikes and parts, but Tom Ritchey was building world class road frames and rethinking every part of the road bike as early as 1974---long before mountain biking came along. After decades of refinement, Ritchey road components are the lightest, strongest and highest quality parts available, and race proven by top professional teams in the world's toughest pro races. Look for Ritchey components on team bikes in the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia, World Championships and Spring Classics, as well as countless other races.
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