Ritchey WCS XC Wheelset

5/5 (1 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Swiss made mountain disc hub with precision bearing and pawl system
  • Ritchey designed forged hi-lo rear hub flange eliminates dish tension problems
  • Handbuilt
  • DT double-butted stainless spokes / Alloy nipples
  • 24 front, 28 rear w/ radial/ 2x lacing
  • Machined braking surface
  • 1585g (set)

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User Reviews

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

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2007

Strengths:    Light weight, stay true, ease of maintenance

Bottom Line:   
For a light weight racing wheel these are pretty durable, I`ve only had to true these a few times in two years, recently I rebuilt the rear hub and it was very user friendly and simple to do. One note the rear hub has(4) sealed bearings in it; I think that makes it more difficult for the axle to bend and spreads impact loads across more bearings for longer bearing life? Not an engineer but this is my assumption. This wheelset has a 15mm axle but I read that the new `07 wheelset has a 17mm axle and comes with CERAMIC bearings so an even better wheelset. Obviously I`m a fan of Ritchey products.
I went to Bocabearing.com and they have a ceramic bearing upgrade for this wheelset!

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   bicycleblowout.com

Similar Products Used:   Mavic, Shimano,etc.

Bike Setup:   Fox, xtr, wcs,

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