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    Senior Member IcySmooth52's Avatar
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    Ritchey WCS Zeta II thoughts?

    I currently have some Mavic Ksyrium Equipe S on my Fuji Altamira, and I'm looking to equip something a step nicer. Anyone have any experience with Rithcey Zeta wheels? I'm fairly set on those, I just thought I'd see if anyone had any experience with them.
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    None at all?
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    Nope, sorry.

    Build up your Hed C2 with White Industries hubs and cool double butted spokes?

    Ritchey - cool name, cool products, sure. I have a set of Ritchey mountain wheels. After some many miles, the freehub failed. Local Ritchey "authorized dealer" could not get me a replacement. Ritchey does not reply to plebe users, nothing, not even "go to your authorized dealer, ass#ole."
    Turns out that if you "know someome" - or in my case, know someone who knows someone - who's on the inside, of course you can get the needed part, for forty bucks.

    Never, never again will I EVER choose a Ritchey part.

    NEVER.

    Those are my thoughts.
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    You just have to remember that Ritchey wheels are mostly re-badged wheels from large manufacturers. I had a set of Ritchey wheels a few years ago...they were ok...nothing spectacular, and worked well. But I knew all along that they were just Neuvations and were basically the exact same wheel I could buy at Performance or a number of shops. That being said, I only paid $100 for them on Craigslist and they were in great condition. They went along with the last road bike I sold. All of Ritchey's components are built by other people (sans the few frames he personally builds himself each year), which includes stems, seatposts, saddles, cranks, etc, etc... I should point out that I don't know anything about the Zeta's though. Just my .02 on Ritchey stuff.
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    Why are you 'fairly set on these'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtrain View Post
    Why are you 'fairly set on these'?
    I have good experience with Ritchey products, but never owned wheels by them. (My Fuji's whole "cockpit" is Ritchey). I know they're the style I'm looking for as well because I need endurance/climbers. There's hardly any flats around where I live, and roads are rough, so I took any sort of deep rims out of the options.

    Now I'm starting to question weather it would be worth the investment. My Ksyriums are doing me alright.
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    There are dozens of other brands that are superior to ritchey wheels

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    1440g is a respectable weight for a 23mm wide clincher.

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