Ritchey WCS Beacon XL Handlebar (Black) (31.8mm) (52cm) (36° Flare)

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Ritchey WCS Beacon XL Handlebar (Black) (31.8mm) (52cm)
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The Ritchey WCS Beacon XL Handlebar is all about comfort. Designed with the most demanding rides in mind, whether it be long distance touring or brutal gravel, this handlebar can make those long days in the saddle just a little more manageable. With a shallow drop, short reach, ergonomic top section, and gentle backsweep, your hands can be in the right place to ensure their comfort and optimize your riding position. The wide flare is perfect for bikepacking as it leaves lots of space for bar mounted packs. This handlebar will feel great anywhere you ride whether it is dirt, pavement, or gravel. 


  • Super wide 36 degree drop flare provides unmatched ergonomic comfort and stability
  • Allows an easy transition of the hands around the bar without upsetting bike handling
  • Short reach with shallow drop, ergonomic top section with 4.5 degree sweep
  • Ideal for adventure touring and bikepacking
  • Triple-butted 7050 alloy for additional weight savings
  • Compatible with Shimano Di2 junction box

Handlebar Type: Gravel/Adventure (Drop Bars)
Shape (Bend Style): Ergo
Stem Clamp: 31.8mm
Drop: 80mm
Reach: 65mm
Flare: 36° (Drop Flare), 6° (Flare Out)
Sweep: 4.5° (Back)
Brake Lever/Shifter Compatibility: Road (23.8mm Diameter At Mount Point)
Material: Aluminum
Color: Black
Weight: 295g (52mm)

This product was added to our catalog on August 25, 2021

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Thursday, Jun 30 2022 (11 months ago)
Ritchey WCS Beacon XL Handlebar (Black) (31.8mm) (52cm)
Trying to understand what makes this bar worth twice the price of the RITCHEY COMP BEACON XL HANDLEBAR. Please help me out Ritchie or Performance. They seem identical, even the same weight to the gram.