Ritchey WCS Shield 29er Tire

3/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $59.99

Product Description

  • Compound: standard
  • Bead: steel

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Zachariah a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2013

Strengths:    ~Fast-rolling
~Climbing grip
~Off-camber traction,
~Corners on rails
~Awesome dry handling
~Sub-600g weight
~Supple sidewalls

Weaknesses:    ~Copycat tread pattern of Continental Race King 2.2

Bottom Line:   
This under-rated gem of a tire does it all, in a sub-600g package. The exact, 2.10 width tire rides the fine border between high-volume comfort and control. This tire can even be subjected to epic Trail duties, but should easily be the XC/Marathon Racer's best-kept-secret.

- Kenda Slant Six
- Continental Race King 2.2
- Schwalbe Racing Ralph, Rocket Ron
- Maxxis Ikon, Crossmark
- Bontrager 29-1 Expert
- Specialized Fast Trak S-Works LK
- WTB Prowler, Vulpine

The weights may be all over the place(554-600g), but I hear Ritchey uses the highest-quality rubber, sourced directly from the Michelin plant, in Vietnam. The sidewalls are considerably stouter than the Continental and Schwalbe and sealed up tubeless with a floor pump.

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Favorite Trail:   Thomas Mountain/Ramona Trail

Duration Product Used:   One Year

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Outlet(eBay)

Similar Products Used:   ALL OF THEM(29er tires)

Bike Setup:   2012 Trek Superfly 100 Pro - Full SRAM XX, Enve

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Andre a Cross Country Rider from Sa

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2012

Strengths:    Rolls fast and is grippy

Weaknesses:    It does not work tubeless

Bottom Line:   
Rides great but it could not seal even the smallest puncture, tried different sealants and none worked.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis Ikon

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