Ritchey WCS Girder XC Wheelset

3/5 (1 Reviews)
Weight : 725 grams

Product Description

  • Cold forged
  • Butted spokes
  • Aluminum rear axle
  • Machined WCS hubs
  • Zero hub and OCR rim
  • Smooth, custom cartridge bearings

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by grandsalmon a Cross Country Rider from Seattle, Washington

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2010

Strengths:    Damn light- alloy hub- 4 bearings across in rear, DT spokes,
have been able to check its weaknesses and adjust accordingly

Weaknesses:    Can't complain for the price. I had to strip it down right away as the bearings didn't sound so hot; minimal grease packing- great for SHORT TERM racers. After repack of all 4 cartridges, and early hub adj's- NOW I can call it reliable. Pretty interesting rear engagement system, does get dirty easily, so not the best sealed hub out there. Has stayed true after second tensioning- now 11 months, no flex, dependable.

Bottom Line:   
If you want long term, less hassle hubs of equal weight (like DT 240 level)look elsewhere. Otherwise quite glad I am able to maintain their health, and longevity, but not long-term set and forget wheels. 4 chili's cuz of price found, 3 for mediocre sealing, under-greased bearings- high maintenance.

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Favorite Trail:   dirt when you can find it!!

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Many DT Swiss hubs, Shimano, and etc...

Bike Setup:   Full rigid, ferrous 26", 2x9 set up

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