Ritchey Rock Pro Wheelset

3.8/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $200.00

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Ritchey Rock Pro

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SOGOAK a Cross Country Rider from Chicago, IL USA

Date Reviewed: October 18, 2005

Strengths:    Like a couple guys said above, These are indestuctable. I have raced them twice and put 1,500 miles on them and they are still true, round, and even still look good. These are 36 laced to Deore LX hubs. Trick real wheel set up.

Weaknesses:    Somewhat Heavy, but they are laced heavily.

Bottom Line:   
I am about 190-200 lbs. A couple guys I ride with are heavier than that. Other rims we have tried bent easily ans broke spokes. I run Michelin Comp S Light tires on these, I have had no flats in 2 years (Knock on wood.) I would guess these are mid to upper quality wheels and would reccomend them to any bigger rider.

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Favorite Trail:   Vasa

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Gift

Similar Products Used:   Trek Matrix Swami Rims that came on the bike.

Bike Setup:   Klein Pulse Comp, SRAM 9.0, Avid arch rival, skareb super, truvative stylo crank, thomson post, ritchey WCS stem, Chris King Headset. Easton Monkeylite carbon riser bar, WTB Rocket Ti Stealth Team Saddle.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Christopher Anthony a Weekend Warrior from Rhode Island

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2004

Strengths:    They seem pretty durable.

Weaknesses:    Tires don't fit on them.

Bottom Line:   
They came on the bike when I bought it used this summer. I was skeptical in the first palce because I found that the one pair of Ritchey tires I bought in the 90's to be just about the worst pieces of crap I ever bought for my MTB. My fears were immediately realized when I broke a tire lever and chewed up my finger tips trying to remove and replace a tire. This morning, I had to replace a flat, and both tires before heading off for a ride. This time, I literally had to CUT the old tires off the rims. The new tires barely slipped over the rims as well. And I broke another tire lever in the process. I have changed my share of tires in the last decade, and have never had this much difficulty. The only good thing is that I had slammed the rear wheel into a rock on my last trail ride. I think the tire was already flat, or close to it when I did so, judging from the small bulge on the left side of the rim and the feel of the impact. I must say, I am rather impressed with how true the wheel stayed. It does not require major truing and can be ridden normally without any truing at all. But having to cut tires off is unacceptable. Overall, my experiences with Ritchey are horrible. I will not buy any more Ritchey products. I am going back to Mavics next Spring.

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Favorite Trail:   Breakheart Trail, Arcadia

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Mavic CrossLand

Bike Setup:   95 Trek OCLV Hardtail

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt a Cross Country Rider from Bronx

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2002

Strengths:    Totally reliable, never out of true, good looking.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
This is a bombproof wheelset. I've ridden them on super rough terrain and they have yet to show significant wear. They've lasted through two frames (hopefully, the current frame will keep going for a long time!), and outlasted a blown rear shock. Great wheels.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   Universal Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Mavic CrossLink

Bike Setup:   '98 K2 5000. All custom built. XT/XTR (mostly). Ritchey Z-max/OmegaBite tires.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by jonnie a Cross Country Rider from Stratford, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2000

Strengths:    Scraxle is cool, and they're fairly light as well. A good price as well for a trick wheelset. You will also become an expert at truing inside six months.

Weaknesses:    These things won't stay in true. And the weld is terrible too.

Bottom Line:   
If you are going to buy these wheels, make sure you buy a truing stand to go with them, because you are going to need it. And don't buy them unless they're on a huge sale either. If I land a simple bunny hop crookedly, the front wheel is out of true for certain. Also, the first week I had the wheelset, they went out of dish. So, say no to Ritchey wheels. Buy a Rhino or something. There is nothing more annoying than truing my wheels once a week, even if only ride them a couple of times that week.

I figure I may have a defective set, because the other guy really likes his, but I hate mine. And get some colours as well. Black has about as much personality as a dinner plate.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Sun CR17A

Bike Setup:   98 Schwinn Moab with A-Bomb and some other neat stuff.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Ed Karjala a Cross-Country Rider from Derry, NH

Date Reviewed: September 3, 1999

Strong, relatively light, cool looking, machined sidewalls, rear OCR design..

none so far

Bottom Line:   
I am a heavyweight (240+ lbs). I ride these wheels on some fairly challenging XC terrain (singletrack, fast, hilly fire-roads). I'm not afraid to get some air with these rims. I have not had to perform any significant truing since after my first ride with these wheels. I had them built up with 99 XT hubs which seem pretty bullet-proof as well so far. I have done much better than my friends with Mavics. They seem about on par with various Bontrager rims I've tried out as well. No complaints here at all.

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Favorite Trail:   
Lake Massabesic trails

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Mavic 217 / 517, Bontrager, Lots of lower quality rims as well

Bike Setup:   
96 Schwinn Factory Homegrown FS with Judy XC front and Alps 4R rear shocks.

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