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Free hub went out on my Ritchey wheels :<(3 posts)

Free hub went out on my Ritchey wheels :<dgangi
Nov 1, 2003 6:18 PM
The free hub went out on my Ritchey Pro Aero wheels after just 300 miles of riding. It's not like I am a heavy guy who puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the hubs. I do ride hard, but I weigh only 150lbs.

The hub never failed me in that it would not get me home. The hub just started making this grinding noise. I thought the derailler was out of whack and I took the bike into the bike shop. And that's when they detected a bad rear free wheel.

The good thing is that the bike shop actually replaced the whole weel on the spot!! Talk about service...they have a customer for life. The shop is Cycle Spectrum in North Phoenix/Scottsdale (101 and Tatum).

Anyway, has anybody else had a free hub go out on Ritchey wheels? Before buying my bike I looked at reviews on Ritchey Pro wheels and nobody else reported free hub issues with them. However, I do know many people who have had similar problems on other brands of MTB wheels.

Thx...Doug
re: Free hub went out on my Ritchey wheels :&lt;_jim_
Nov 2, 2003 10:49 AM
it could be a one off. i've had dud shimano and campy hubs in the past, if that counts for anything. good thing the shop looked after you
re: Free hub went out on my Ritchey wheels :&lt;lyleseven
Nov 2, 2003 4:15 PM
When you get the dough, upgrade from those Ritchey Aero Pros. No one claimed they were the cat's meow....