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Anyone using Ritchey rims?(6 posts)

Anyone using Ritchey rims?tmac13
Sep 7, 2003 7:15 PM
Not the prebuilt wheels, but the deep section rims built up with your choice of spokes and hubs. Looking for a good balance bewtween weight and strength for a back wheel. I weigh in at 195.
Yep...PsyDoc
Sep 8, 2003 4:26 AM
I have been using Ritchey's Aero (front) and OCR (rear) rims for about a year now. I was told by Excel Sports that these rims are made by Ambrosio and are very high quality. I had a set built up using DA hubs (28 front / 32 rear), 2x on the front, 3x on the rear, and with DT revolution spokes, alloy nipples, and the wheels came out to just a little over 1500 grams without skewers. Total cost was around $270.00 and change. Some people have noticed cracks in the rim where the spokes enter after several months of use, but I have not had that problem. I was 195 riding on Velomax Orions, but the rear wheel ended up being too flexy for me. I was 165 when I had the set of Ritchey wheels built. I cannot remember the manufacturer, but there is a wheel out there that weighs in at about 350 grams that is eyeletted. I am pretty sure I found out about it from this board.
yesoff roadie
Sep 8, 2003 9:08 AM
I got a Ritchey Aero Pro on sale, drilled 32 hole, because it mathed the ERD of a rim I was gonna replace. I never used it for that (built a whole new wheel instead), but recently I laced it on a front, 2x, with Wheelsmith XL14's. I weigh 185, and its a fine wheel for me. As a 400 gram semi aero, the rim is a very good weight and stiffness for me.
I have a simliar rear, except I opted for the Velocity Aerohead ASYM instead of the Ritchey OSB, just because of avaialbility. Same principal, and at 405 grams. quite light and strong. With a 105 hub, this wheel came in at 960 grams (sans skewer and tape), and rides great! If the cross section on the Ritchey rear OSB is any deeper than my arrowhead, its gonna be a very solid wheel for you.

I haven't ever seen / heard much of Ritchey hubs. Apparently the rear is designed specifically to mate with OSB hubs (right spokes go at an angle that would hit the cogs if you used a normal rim) to reduce dish even further. Seems good to me- my dishless singlespeed wheel is TOUGH.
Me too...MShaw
Sep 8, 2003 10:19 AM
...I have a pair of the aero rims laced to D/A hubs. Radial front, 3x rear with brass nipples.

If I had to do it over, I wouldn't go radial for a training wheel, but...

They seem to be very well made rims that built into a nice pair of wheels.

Mike
yes, 2 pairsterry b
Sep 8, 2003 12:24 PM
Built with Hugi hubs, Revolution spokes in the front and (non-drive) rear, 14-15 on the drive side. From Excel, nice wheels.
I have the 16h front and 24h OCR rearweiwentg
Sep 11, 2003 6:30 AM
built to american classic hubs. Wheelsmith DB14 spokes driveside, AE15 spokes (15 gauge, butted and bladed) everywhere else. no complaints. I'm a very light rider, so 16h front has not been too little. I know the front rim weighed in around 480g. front wheel 632g, rear 865. built by www.oddsandendos.com. if you run Campy, an OCR rear is especially useful due to the extreme dish.