Posted by Miles Arbour
Ritchey’s new WCS VentureMax XL Handlebar is a wider take on their popular WCS VentureMax Handlebar. With a width of 52cm (64.7cm total width), the WCS VentureMax XL is a full 6cm wider than the standard version, positioning it for bikepacking or off-road riding that warrants some extra stability. Unlike the majority of flared drop bars on the market, the WCS VentureMax XL features an ergonomic (flattened) top with a 4.6° back sweep and Ritchey’s Bio-bend in the drop, which is touted to be both practical and comfortable when riding rough terrain.
The bar is made from a triple-butted 7050 alloy, has drilling for a Shimano EW-RS910 junction box, and uses a standard 31.8mm clamp diameter. Check out the complete specs and tech drawing below:
- Material: Triple-butted 7050 alloy
- Width (from initial bend, not hood): 520mm
- Drop: 102mm
- Reach: 75mm
- Flare: 24°
- Backsweep: 4.6°
- Clamp Diameter: 31.8mm
- Weight: 325g
- Price: $99.95 USD
- Manufacturer’s Details: US.RitcheyLogic.com
The Ritchey WCS VentureMax XL Handlebar joins our growing list of Flared Drop Bars, which is worth checking it out if you haven’t seen it yet!