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hrs, hows the ritchey wsc stem/ec90 bar working?(3 posts)

hrs, hows the ritchey wsc stem/ec90 bar working?Slick21
Aug 23, 2002 3:24 PM
I just got my yesterday and going for a ride tomorrow. From my short ride up and down the street, the stem seems flexy. Did u use your own torque wrench or did u get the shop to torque it to specs? I just used my instinct.

Thanks, have a great ride
re: hrs, hows the ritchey wsc stem/ec90 bar working?jtolleson
Aug 24, 2002 1:29 PM
I've had that set up since May and haven't noticed any flex.
Greathrs
Aug 26, 2002 4:43 AM
I've got a few rides on it now. The LBS torqued it to spec and it's holding great. Have inadvertently hit a couple of nasty spots of pavement(both potholes and stretches of broken pavement) with no slippage. Haven't noticed any significant flex in the stem, but there's plenty in the bars. Had a buddy watch me try to flex it (pull up, lean almost full weight (180lbs) on it, and sprint hard). He confirmed what I felt, which was little or no flex in the stem, but lots in the bars. I'm definitely not the strongest sprinter so your results may vary, but I think it's safe to say the EC90 is not a great choice for a serious sprinter. I'm happy with the set up right now (I really like the way it soaks up the bad roads and I don't sprint enough to be concerned about its flex), but may try to find a stiffer bar in the future if I get more agressive.