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Ritchey Z-Max Classic Tire

4/5 (3 Reviews)
Weight : 495 grams MSRP : $28.99

Product Description

The Ritchey Z-Max Classic CompTire is great all aroundTireThat features Ritcheys World Cup caliber VFATireTread pattern. All-around, front or rear World Cup caliber raceTire with VFATread One ofThe winningestTires of allTime 26 x 2.35 660g

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Allen from Reno

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2007

Strengths:    traction, cornering, braking, durable, good in dry loose coditions

Weaknesses:    can be prone to pinchflats more than some other tires I`ve tried, so I make sure there is the correct amount of pressure. Not a mud tire

Bottom Line:   
All agressive knobby tires make whistling noises or buzzing sounds on pavement or cement.
This tire was on my very first mountain bike the venerable Bridgestone MB1, and since i grew up with this tire in the sport of mountain biking I compare all other tires to this model

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   bicycleblowout.com

Similar Products Used:   WTB, Continental, Geax, Michelin, Specialized, Maxxis

Bike Setup:   Ventana, Xtr, Wcs, Fox

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Joe a Cross Country Rider from San Jose

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2007

Strengths:    Good grip on corners.Good traction for climbing.Good for most surfaces except mud.Black-walls.

Weaknesses:    A little heavy with the wire bead.

Bottom Line:   
Good tires for most surfaces at a good price.Kevlar,folding versions should be lighter.These tires were fitted to my Bridgestone MB1 and they worked so well,they stayed on my bike.
Recommended tires for climbing and cornering and downhilling on vintage mountain bikes.
P.S. All knobbies buzz on pavement.;-)

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Favorite Trail:   Grant Ranch,Quick Silver

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Local bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Ground Control,Panaracers.

Bike Setup:   1992 Scott CST/Ritchey. Ritchey Logic/Prestige tubing and Ritchey Logic components,Shimano XT and XTR.Scott LF Unishock front fork.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Weekend Warrior from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2007

Strengths:    Proven world class winning tread design. Handels a lot like the WTB Velociraptor 2.1" (steel).

Weaknesses:    Whistles loudly on asphalt and cement, puntures where treads are not present.

Bottom Line:   
Lasted for 1yr (1997-1998) just like the WTB Velociraptor 2.1" (rear). It had the same good & bad aspects as those of the WTB Velociraptor. It was replaced (front + rear) for a new set of Panaracer Fire XC Pro's when they first came out (1998 ?).
Bottom Line: A different tread pattern offered by a different manufacturer.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Toronto International Bicycle Show (1997)

Similar Products Used:   WTB Velociraptor 2.1", Specialized (Ground Control ?) 2.1", Panaracer Fire XC Pro 2.1", Bontrager Jones AC 2.0"

Bike Setup:   1996 GT Ricochet

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