Ritchey Superlight butted Spoke

5/5 (5 Reviews)


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Ritchey Superlight butted


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bernard a Cross Country Rider from NH

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2005

Strengths:    Light, strong

Weaknesses:    Well i dont consider flex and the fact that they should no be used a weakness, so none.

Bottom Line:   
These things are nice. Not easy to find now, but if you can snag em! They are among the lightest spokes available now. Im running the 1.8/1.5/1.8mm ones. These things are not for heavy riders or the drive side of rear wheels. They do flex, and matched with a light rim they will flex a decent amount even when at 110kgf. But to complain would be like saying "damn my car wont fly". Its not ment to be super stiff or for the rear end of a wheel, any 1.5mm spoke should not be used for that. BUt if you want the lightest things out there and are all about speed, these are for you. Just be careful when building. Truing takes a really long time with these since they twist so much, you can use those "twist resist" tools though. And they are lighter than revolutions(with a cooler logo)

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1.00

Purchased At:   Icycles

Similar Products Used:   DT revolutions
Competition
Wheelsmith butted
LOts of spokes



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brent a Weekend Warrior from Asheville, NC

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2000

Strengths:    super light...always true...gold alloy nips look cool!

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I have had a set of these spokes laced to a Ringle SuperBubba for over 5 years. They have had very minimal truing since. Otherwise, they are always true, super light and look good. They even have the Ritchey logo at the end of the spoke near the hub!!! Way better than wheelsmith spokes...I've broke several and bent way too many!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Fish Hatchery w/ extension 14.2 Miles

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   wheelsmith

Bike Setup:   Cannondale CAAD3 XT, Atomb Bomb, Race Face, King

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by James a Racer from Austin TX

Date Reviewed: December 23, 1999

Strengths:    
Weight


Weaknesses:    
Not for the rear unless you weigh 140.


Bottom Line:   
Front wheel has 2000 miles 6 races a trip to the mountains, and never had to true.Light is right

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Favorite Trail:   
Flat Creek

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Every non Ti. Well almost


Bike Setup:   
98 S-works

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by bottle of coke spoke a Cross-Country Rider from the big smoke

Date Reviewed: November 16, 1999

Strengths:    
These spokes smoke.


Weaknesses:    
I choked on my coke when my spoke broke.


Bottom Line:   
These spokes smoke, others joke. (Where's Tone Loc?)

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Favorite Trail:   
I choked on my coke

Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   
Mini moke
Egg yolk
Neck yoke


Bike Setup:   
What kind of bike did I use?

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Spokeboy a Cross-Country Rider from Spoke City

Date Reviewed: November 12, 1999

Strengths:    
They hold your wheels together.


Weaknesses:    
Sometimes they break


Bottom Line:   
It is a spoke - a is a piece of metal with some more metal on the ends.
eighteen nineteen twenty twenty one twenty two twenty three twenty four
twenty five twenty six twenty seven twenty eight twenty nine thirty thirty one
thirty two thirty three thirty our thirty five...I think that should be enough.

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Favorite Trail:   
spokestroker

Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   
Some different spokes.


Bike Setup:   
A bike with some wheels, and some pedals and a seat and some other things.

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