Ritchey Zero System Pro Wheelset

Zero System Pro

Ritchey Zero System Pro

User Reviews (6)

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JerseyRider   Racer [Feb 27, 2000]

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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5
VALUE
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5
Brandon   Cross Country Rider [Jan 25, 2000]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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

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

Similar Products Used: XT/Sun Zero XC Wheelset, XT/Mavic 117, and LX/Mavic 222.
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5
VALUE
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5
kamerek   Cross Country Rider [Sep 08, 2005]
Strength:

Durable rims and spokes

Weakness:

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

As the WCS , PRO girder wheelsets need recall too!

Similar Products Used: Shimano xt
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1
VALUE
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1
leo   Weekend Warrior [Nov 05, 2003]
Strength:

bearing roll performance, nice paint quality, spoke strength

Weakness:

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

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

Similar Products Used: alex xc
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5
VALUE
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5
Tim   Cross Country Rider [May 06, 2003]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: Mavic crossroc, Mavic 238, some sort of Bontrager.
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5
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5
John   Weekend Warrior [Aug 30, 2004]
Strength:

Offset design should provide a stonger wheel. Relatively lightweight.

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used: Shimano, Suntour
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RATING
3
VALUE
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5
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