Ritchey WCS Shield 29er Tire

3/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $59.99

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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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Ritchey WCS Shield 27.5 tires. REVIEW

Hey so finally got some dirt shoes for my whippet conversion! I will be testing these out tomorrow! See how they grip, etc. They are very light weight at - claimed - 533g. for each tire. Mounted up nicely, running tubes because I don't have the tubeless stems for stans rims! But they are tubeless re ... Read More »

Anyone run WCS Shield 650b tlr?

The weight seems great and for a race-day dry conditions rear tire it really fits the bill (for me at least). But no one runs this tire 650b tire? If you do please post comments. Bikewagon has a handful for sale on ebay, but the price is steep. Oddly enough their website doesn't list them.Read More »

Ritchey Z-Max WCS Shield

Anybody using these? Likes? Dislikes? They're like Conti Race Kings except they have more bite on the shoulders. Just wondering if anybody's had durability problems. Much thanks.Read More »

Ritchey WCS Shield Experience?

I wore out the Schwalbe RRs that came on my Scalpel and am considering Ritchey WCS Shield. Wonder if anyone has had any experience with these new tires? I'm running ghetto tubeless on 26" DT Swiss 1.4 rims and tire width will be 2.1. I ride XC in Northern Utah and occasionally race. On other bike ... Read More »

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