Ritchey WCS V4 Mtn Pedal Pedal

WCS V4 Mtn Pedal

• All new dropped center design
• Features and extremely durable, hardened cromoly body that is lighter than alloy bodied parts
• New low profile clamp and curved cleat design locates your foot nearly 1/2" closer to the pedal spindle, lowering the riding position and providing easier release
• New patent-pending direct-to-body precision file loaded bearing system

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User Reviews (12)

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God of Everything   Cross Country Rider [Mar 10, 2010]
Strength:

not much

Weakness:

seized up and won't spin freely anymore

Went to Performance to buy a pedal they had that seemed to get pretty good reviews. I was talked into buying the Ritchey v4 pedal by the salesman who said he used them on his bike. Worked fine for a while and then became really stiff and wouldn't spin freely anymore. Tried regreasing but didn't help.Would rate zero chili if I could. Now use Time ATAC aluim and I'm very happy with those.

Similar Products Used: first clipless pedal
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1
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1
skssca   Weekend Warrior [Jul 21, 2009]
Strength:

lightweight

Weakness:

Throwaway product, no support or replacement bearings

Don't go there, spd pedals from Performance would be a better bet.

Similar Products Used: Shimano SPD
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1
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1
kiwijames   Racer [Oct 04, 2008]
Strength:

Double sided entry, lightweight, easy in and out, decent float.

Weakness:

Proprietary cleats. Ritchey cleat will work in a Shim SPD pedal but not vice versa

This is my third set of Ritchey pedals. The prior ones were Logic Pros and were abused to within and inch of our respective lives. I have always liked the float and the click in and release action. The tension at the highest is great for technical trails and some jumping and when needed for a run out fall over the handlebars, you can still release in time. The only reason I have replaced my pedals is because they got so ground down on rocks that I tore off the end cap and trashed the bearing on the first set and the 2nd set developed a bearing "click" after 3 years of being immersed in streams and crud with some pretty direct rock hots. I have never bent one yet though.
My pedals have far exceeded my expectations for longevity and I'll be back for more when these ones give up the ghost. The pedals seem to always outlast the bikes and shoes.

Similar Products Used: Shim SPDs and years of Ritchey Logic Pros
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5
VALUE
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5
Will   Cross Country Rider [Aug 24, 2007]
Strength:

Light Weight, Sheds mud, clips in nicely

Weakness:

Bearings already failing

These pedals will probably be the very first thing replaced on my bike. The bearing seal on one side failed in the first 3 days of riding. They're starting to have a significant amount of play. Basically, the bearings suck and guess what? You can't replace em.

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1
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1
Eryk   Weekend Warrior [Jul 01, 2007]
Strength:

Clips in nicely, sheds mud well, pedal body is sturdy.

Weakness:

Clips out too easily, bearings are very weak, seals do not keep stuff out, and mounting of pedal body to axle is unreliable.

Do not buy these pedals unless you will ride them once a year. The bearings and seals are really bad - which is ironic because there are easily best Ritchey Pedals to shed mud - but then the bearings are not designed to work in muddy coditions. I've also had unpleasant experience with Ritchey CS - totally unhelpful, and unwilling to provide any advice. The company does not stand behind their product at all. To be fair, when the bearings worked - the pedals performed well though the spring tension was weak and accidental releases were commonplace. Due to short durability lifespan, and lack of support from Ritchey - I would not recommend these pedals.

Similar Products Used: All Ritchey models since 1998.
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1
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1
Jim   Cross Country Rider [May 10, 2007]
Strength:

Light, nice looking, easy entry and release.

Weakness:

Very poor bearings; not well sealed

I am very disapointed. I liked these pedals a lot, but was amazed that one of them siezed up so soon. Maybe if you took them apart every 3 months or so and repacked them they would last longer. Ritchey does not say so anywhere in the box. I sent them an email requesting bearing replacements, and got absolutely no response. List price is pretty high on these and I expected more. Aparently Ritchey does not want me to buy any more of their products, and I will be happy to oblige. My cheapo Performance pedals ($24) have lasted 3 plus years, and are still spinning smoothly.

Similar Products Used: Performance store brand, borrowed Egg Beaters
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1
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1
clint   Racer [Sep 06, 2006]
Strength:

light

Weakness:

These things suck. The end cap on the inside came off after 1 month, broke off after 2 months. By the third month, they were both totally bound up and worthless, without even riding them much in mud at all. Took them apart, cleaned and regreased, lasted oine more ride. SUCK

SUCK

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1
VALUE
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1
Rodney   Weekend Warrior [Jul 28, 2006]
Strength:

Light, low-profile, very easy to get-in/out.

Weakness:

Adjustability range is too limited after one month I had to crank up the tension to the max.
Very poor bearings, completely messed up after 6 months, poor sealing.
I was not able to loosen the end-cap of one pedal and destroyed in it the process, which is of course easily done with aluminium end-caps!

This is an update on my previous review. These pedals look great, work great but don't last long. Waste of money! Back to SPD's (which last for many years).

Similar Products Used: Shimano SPD, Crank Bothers, DMR flats
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RATING
2
VALUE
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1
Moe   Cross Country Rider [Oct 24, 2005]
Strength:

light weight, good clearance

Weakness:

weak springs

The springs are definitely not strong enough, but there is an easy fix. Loosen both adjustment screws all the way out. With pedal in flat position see where the 2 springs contact the pedal body. Take a piece of 3/16 zip tie and jam it in space between end of spring and pedal body, snip it off flush with end of spring. the other half is a bit trickier bcause now there is some tension, you may have to use a pocket screwdriver to create a space. Flip pedal over and repeat. You just gained about 3 clicks on the adjusting screw. Bogus? You bet, but it works like a charm. The spacer will not come out because of the spring tension. Pedal performance is now excellent. Long term durability of pedal is TBD. Note to Ritchey, spec a stronger spring.

Similar Products Used: Shimano spds
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Rodney   Weekend Warrior [Aug 22, 2005]
Strength:

Light, low-profile, reasonably large platform (compared to egg-beaters)

Weakness:

Adjustability range, with new cleats already set to 1 notch below max. Need to be set quick tight to avoid accidental pullouts when hammering the bike. Not so easy to get in/out compared to the eggbeaters (but normal for SPD type pedals).

Still looking for the ideal pedal allowing my to get in/out quickly when going to difficult sections or performing tricks.

Similar Products Used: Various Shimano SPD's, Crank Brothers Egg Beater
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RATING
3
VALUE
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3
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