Often times you can quickly determine a product is a fake because it is visibly different in design, graphics or finish than anything shown on the www.Ritcheylogic.com website.
However, counterfeiters are getting better at copying Ritchey products and visual inspection may not be effective in some cases. When in doubt, you can contact Ritchey directly and for help. If you purchase only from Authorized Ritchey Dealers, you can rest assured that the product you're purchasing is genuine.
Genuine Ritchey products are manufactured to a very high quality standard. It would not be possible to make a product of similar quality and sell it as cheaply as what's commonly seen from counterfeit sources.
Ritchey has acquired counterfeit products and subjected them to industry standard testing as well as their own internal testing. Ritchey found that counterfeit products are significantly lacking in the strength and durability that are required on authentic Ritchey products to ensure rider safety.
The vast majority of counterfeit Ritchey products originate from China. Ritchey does not manufacture any of the typically counterfeited products seen (handlebars, stems or seat posts) in China.
Many of the products shown below are fake -- they never existed in the Ritchey product line, but display the trademarked Ritchey branding to deceive consumers. Always buy from authorized Ritchey retailers.
Authentic Ritchey WCS bar ends. When in doubt, check the Ritchey website or contact Ritchey for an authorized retailer.
It is not possible to make a product of a similar level of quality and sell it as cheaply as a counterfeit.
Could you identify this fake Ritchey Carbon WCS 4 Axis riser sold on a China website. This product never existed in the Ritchey product line. It is a fake.
You safety depends on authentic tested Ritchey products.
Authentic looking Ritchey branding is no indication that you will receive a properly constructed and tested genuine Ritchey product.
While these actual fake Ritchey products may look authentic, they are not. Always buy from authorized retailers.
When in doubt, compare a suspected counterfeit with the authentic Ritchey product on the Ritchey website or at an authorized retailer.
Counterfeiters are very good at creating visually deceptive products and packaging to fool unsuspecting buyers.
Counterfeit Ritchey products including these bar ends are common from online sellers.
Counterfeit products are often listed on eBay as "Authentic" or "100% Genuine" and sold to unsuspecting buyers.
Counterfeiters are very good at creating authentic looking products to deceive you.
Counterfeit products are often listed on eBay and sold to unsuspecting buyers as "genuine" or "100% authentic" items at prices close to retail.
Counterfeit products are manufactured specifically to deceive consumers.
This counterfeit Ritchie product displays the Ritchey trademarked branding to fool you.