Ritchey Zero System Pro Wheelset

4/5 (6 Reviews)


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Ritchey Zero System Pro


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by kamerek a Cross Country Rider from Krakow, Poland

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2005

Strengths:    Durable rims and spokes

Weaknesses:    Rear wheel is awful - I mean the freehub - it's so badly sealed that after rain everything inside is rusty and broken, Hub itself ain't durable either

Bottom Line:   
As the WCS , PRO girder wheelsets need recall too!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   come with kellys mobster

Similar Products Used:   Shimano xt

Bike Setup:   Kellys Mobster ( XT/Skareb S/ritchey girder pro xc)

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Weekend Warrior from Folsom, CA

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2004

Strengths:    Offset design should provide a stonger wheel. Relatively lightweight.

Weaknesses:    Very difficult hubs to rebuild due to non-standard design. The cassette body takes a 12mm hex wrench from the backside, unlike Shimano which uses a standard 10mm hex from the front. Furthermore, whoever assembled the wheel forgot to use anti-sieze and the steel bolt which attaches the cassette body has fused with the aluminum making it impossible to remove. Also, the Ritchey hubs have different size ball bearings on each side of the hub. The rubber seal on the drive side can be a real pain to install into the correct orientation.

Bottom Line:   
These hubs seem to be very well sealed and smooth. Therefore, I wouldn't attempt to rebuild them unless they are really rough. I'm dissappointed by the non-standard design but the hubs do seem to be built well. I'll give 5 chilis for a well-built hub but only 3 chilis overall due to the non-standard design and difficulty to service.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Shimano, Suntour


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by leo a Weekend Warrior from So SanFrancisco

Date Reviewed: November 5, 2003

Strengths:    bearing roll performance, nice paint quality, spoke strength

Weaknesses:    a tad heavy but ok for me. sign of rubber bushing wear in skraxle.

Bottom Line:   
great wheelset for the price paid. tested at Kirkwood DH trail, hit a deep rut with no damage to the wheels except my skin. good cust service. will fit tires up to 2.35. hubs runs very smooth. works great w/ xt cogs. will keep on bashing until it gives

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Favorite Trail:   DHkirkwood

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   NASHbar Clearance

Similar Products Used:   alex xc

Bike Setup:   own mix of new parts - bomber forks, fox with 6.5lbs springs, XT all, Panasonic fire tires w/ latex tube, shimano dx dh peds, answer pro taper, easton ea50 stems,230 mm avids

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tim a Cross Country Rider from Grand Rapids, MI

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2003

Strengths:    Scraxle is kewl, great looking, stay quite true with abuse. Great acceleration on uphills, and acceleration from stand still.

Weaknesses:    OCR rear hub- you have to offset your V-brakes to fit, but fine after that. 1 year warranty if that matters to you.

Bottom Line:   
Great rim- I am 180 lbs, and have never experienced anything but positive results with this wheelset. Highly recommended for xc and race. Possibly a wee bit heavy if you are into the having the ultra light stuff for a mtb.

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Favorite Trail:   Yankee/Ft. Custer

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $275.00

Purchased At:   Alger Heights Schwinn

Similar Products Used:   Mavic crossroc, Mavic 238, some sort of Bontrager.

Bike Setup:   Moab two Aluminum 1999 frame, xt components except for the Avid 2.0 brake levers and v's that are extremely durable. OEM bars, stem and headset. Duke SL 2002, ritchey alpha and omega wcs semi slicks.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JerseyRider a Racer from NJ

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Raced and trained on these wheels for a season. Brought them in at the end of the season to get trued. I figured they must need it (eyeballing it and putting them in a stand can be two very different things) and just to get them ready for this season. The guy laughed at me. The straightest wheels he ever had brought in to him. I'm impressed with these wheels. They may not be the lightest, but that is not what I was looking for. Overall, good wheels, meet all of my expectations.

Who should buy: 180 lbs riders and up, who are more concerned with durability rather than weight. Anyone looking for decent wheels that I feel are worth the $250 I paid for them.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brandon a Cross Country Rider from Missouri

Date Reviewed: January 25, 2000

Strengths:    These wheels are not only really cool looking, but extremely strong as well. I have not needed to true them since I got them. They look great and the price wasn't bad either.

Weaknesses:    The front "Skraxle" took a while to get used to, but it works pretty well.

Bottom Line:   
Strong, good ride, good value at $350, and great looking.

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Favorite Trail:   Castlewood

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   XT/Sun Zero XC Wheelset, XT/Mavic 117, and LX/Mavic 222.

Bike Setup:   2000 Giant XTC SE1, XTR derailleur and V-Brakes, XT shifters, crank, and front derailleur, RaceFace Bottom Bracket, 535 Pedals, Profile Stiffy, Interloc post, Selle Italia Saddle, IRC Notos XC tires.

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