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ritchey wcs wheels???(4 posts)

ritchey wcs wheels???daveo
Jan 29, 2003 1:43 PM
hey anyone know anything about the ritchey wcs wheels? the only reviews i have heard are from 200lbs riders who try and use them as training wheels and complain when the 20 spoke rear wheel comes loose...is it me or are the wheels just being misused?
I have...PsyDoc
Jan 30, 2003 6:01 AM
...a set of wheels that use their rims (actually, Ambrosio produces them) and I am quite suprised and happy with them. I had Excel Sports build them with DA hubs (28 front / 32 rear) with DT Revolution spokes and alloy nipples. The wheelset weighs in right at 1540 grams without skewers. I find these wheels very comfortable and stiff compared to the Velomax Orion set I used to use. Also, the wheelset Excel built was $280.00...very affordable! I have 2856 miles on them and have not had to touch them at all.
I have...koala
Jan 31, 2003 12:55 PM
The rims must be very light. My cirrus wheels with chorus hubs(lighter than dura ace)rev spokes(14/15 rear drive side) and alloy nips except rear drive side)have open pros and weigh 1620 grams. Do you know which Ambosio rim that is or Ritchey rim that is? Sounds like a lot of wheel for the money. Do you have alloy nips and revos on the drive side rear and if so have they presented any problems? That wheel would build up inder 1450 grams with Hugi hubs....
re: ritchey wcs wheels???Matt Britter
Jan 31, 2003 10:04 AM
I have and race on the WCS OCR set w/ Mich Pros. I weigh in at 161 lbs and have not had any problems. One thing I have noticed is that randomly some of the driveside spokes will turn. I have not taken the time to see if it is the same spokes or if they are all turning the same way. But very easy to see on areo spokes. I just figured it was from torque?

I have 15 crits, 1 road race, and about 900mi on them. Never had to be adjusted (trued) from purchase, they have stayed true and at proper tension. YMMV.
-mb