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TTT Prima 199/Zepp, Cinelli Solida/Solido or Ritchey WCS/WCS?(7 posts)

TTT Prima 199/Zepp, Cinelli Solida/Solido or Ritchey WCS/WCS?SS_MB-7
Feb 14, 2002 5:21 AM
I'm looking for bar/stem recommendations. Unfortunately, there are very few, if any, reviews on this site.

I'm 130lbs and am spec'ing a new singlespeed 'cross/fixed-gear bike. I am considering the following bar/stems (in no particular order):
1 - TTT Prima 199 bar (200g) with TTT Zepp stem (130g);
2 - Cinelli Solida bar (200g) with Cinelli Solida stem (125g); and
3 - Ritchey WCS bar (225g) with Ritchey WCS stem (130g).

Weight is a factor, but all are within a 25g so the difference is negligable.

At my weight, flex should not be too much of an issue. However, these will be used on a singlespeed so I'll be really torquing on the bar/stem.

Ride Hard,
Mike B.
Mix and match...PT
Feb 14, 2002 9:17 AM
My road bike is equipped with a TTT Prima 199 bar and a Ritchey WCS stem. The four bolt pattern of the Ritchey WCS stem holds the bar quite well and I don't feel any significant flex in the system. I'm very confident in the combo
Feb 14, 2002 12:30 PM
Had the Prima on my old bike and currently run the Deda 215 which I don't like that much due to the bend. Neighter the Prima or the Deda are as light as their listed spec. The CF bars tend to really come in at their listed weight since they weigh out the materials before layup and that's it. The aluminum bars are really extrusions through a die and in time the die wears and the wall thickness increases. If you could afford it the CF bars from Easton and Kestrel offer a little bit more in weight savings, but are way stiffer. The rub is that you have to like the bend of any given bar. The WCS stem is well built and a solid design, but has limited offerings in terms of rise/length.
are you STILL building that FG???ohmg
Feb 14, 2002 11:53 AM
or still thinking about it- cripes!!!
Well, excuuuuuuse me...SS_MB-7
Feb 14, 2002 12:26 PM
Sorry if my questions are bothering you (nobody forced you to read my post), but this is a big purchase. My original questions were related to fixed-gears only, but I've since changed my mind and I am going with a fully custom SS 'cross/fixed-gear frame with an eccentric bottom bracket. I'm now down to spec'ing the last of the parts.

I'm an Expert/Elite level cross-country MTB racer with a somewhat limited background in road bikes/parts, so please excuse my apparently trivial postings.

Ride Hard,
Mike B.
Forget about it MikeKurt VF
Feb 14, 2002 5:19 PM
Don't let it bug you. I'm just getting around to building a bike I've been thinking about for years. Part of the enjoyment is in the careful planning and taking the time to do it right.
Already forgotten....SS_MB-7
Feb 15, 2002 5:14 AM
The only reason I asked is because there are essentially zero reviews for any of the listed bar/stems in the review section, but it seems there is a lot of component tech-talk in this forum. I was hoping to get some current feedback wrt these bar/stems.

Ride Hard,
Mike B.