You really can have it all - the new WCS C220 stem rivals the performance of the revolutionary C260 stem design, but it is quicker and easier to install and remove thanks to a press-fit handlebar clamp interface and forward-facing hardware.
First proven on the Ritchey Trail stem, the C220 handlebar clamp design creates a more secure interface by wrapping a full 220 degrees over the handlebar. Bolt forces are aligned with the clamp so that the stem body 'embraces' the handlebar, which is less prone to damaging lightweight bars. This clamp design allows for a lighter faceplate and stem body with no sacrifice in strength or stiffness.
The stem body is forged 7050 aluminum for further weight reduction. Premium quality CrMo steel bolts are used throughout.
FlipFlop mounting is possible and the stem can still be installed without removing grips (Video
)! The C260 has been approved for road and MTB use!
Use always a torque wrench to mount the stem! 5 Nm torque max.