Ritchey WCS Shield 29er Tire

DESCRIPTION

  • Compound: standard
  • Bead: steel

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 09, 2013]
Zachariah
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

~Fast-rolling
~Climbing grip
~Off-camber traction,
~Corners on rails
~Awesome dry handling
~Sub-600g weight
~Supple sidewalls

Weakness:

~Copycat tread pattern of Continental Race King 2.2

This under-rated gem of a tire does it all, in a sub-600g package. The exact, 2.10 width tire rides the fine border between high-volume comfort and control. This tire can even be subjected to epic Trail duties, but should easily be the XC/Marathon Racer's best-kept-secret.

Outperforms:
- Kenda Slant Six
- Continental Race King 2.2
- Schwalbe Racing Ralph, Rocket Ron
- Maxxis Ikon, Crossmark
- Bontrager 29-1 Expert
- Specialized Fast Trak S-Works LK
- WTB Prowler, Vulpine

The weights may be all over the place(554-600g), but I hear Ritchey uses the highest-quality rubber, sourced directly from the Michelin plant, in Vietnam. The sidewalls are considerably stouter than the Continental and Schwalbe and sealed up tubeless with a floor pump.

Similar Products Used:

ALL OF THEM(29er tires)

[Feb 01, 2012]
Andre
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Rolls fast and is grippy

Weakness:

It does not work tubeless

Rides great but it could not seal even the smallest puncture, tried different sealants and none worked.

Similar Products Used:

Maxxis Ikon

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