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Ritchey Pro Wheels(6 posts)

Ritchey Pro Wheelsdaneil
Aug 13, 2002 7:21 AM
Ok so i'm basically sold on the 2002 Fuji team except the ritchey wheelset seems to have some issues with the rear spokes snapping. Anyone have any experiance with these? I don't want to put all that money into a bike to have to buy new wheels that I can't afford in a month or two. Is this something that's limited to larger guys (i'm about 165 at 5'6" ride at 50cm.) or do I have to worry about this? Thanks.
At the price listed at bikesdirect.com, it's worth the risk(nm).cabinfever
Aug 13, 2002 7:25 AM
re: Ritchey Pro WheelsSintesi
Aug 13, 2002 7:38 AM
My experiences with Ritchey Aero Pros is a good one. I still use them as trainers since they are more comfortable than my Ksyriums. Ritchey wheels on a bike is a plus in my book. The hubs are excellent, the rims are strong, broken spokes are easily replaced (btw, I've never had a broken spoke on mine 8,000+ miles) - I don't see the downside.
Fuji teamtaar44
Aug 13, 2002 7:57 AM
Anyone in the 180lbs range ride a fuji team? I am thinking of buying one but i have heard about problems with flexing. Thanks.
I have two of them...cabinfever
Aug 15, 2002 5:04 AM
One is a 99, the other a 2001 Team with Easton tubing. I have no problems with either. I weigh 190, but early in the season am as high as 205. But, I ride a 52cm frame. Yes, heavy for my height, not exactly a biker's ideal build. I'm built more like a linebacker, albeit a short linebacker. I'm thinning out quite a bit though, but the Teams have never flexed much. And, the newer frames are more compliant with the tapered wall tubing.
re: Ritchey Pro WheelsTurtleherder
Aug 13, 2002 10:28 AM
I also have a pair of the Ritchey wheels. They were part of the package that came on my Tommasini from Colorado Cyclist. I was going to ride them for a few thousand miles and replace the set but found them to be excellant wheels and am still riding them. The hubs are smooth and so far, with around 6,500 miles, I still have not had to true them. I have never had a spoke break or even come loose. I would not let the wheels hold you back on buying the bike. Height and weight wise I am 5'10" and 160 lbs.