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Ritchey WCS Zeta GX Clincher Tubeless Ready wheelset 100x12mm/142x12mm

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  • While the WCS Zeta GX wheels might be a new product for Ritchey, one could argue their development has been in process for nearly 50 years. Tom, often together with his mentor Jobst Brandt and other friends, has been blazing trails and riding rough stuff since the early 1970s. Riding dirt is literally in Tom's blood.

    Directly inspired by the reliability and top performance of the original Ritchey Zeta wheels, the new WCS Zeta GX wheelset is designed to shine in the gravel. These hand-built wheels are tubeless-ready and feature the new WCS hub with sealed bearings, and center-lock rotor mounts – with the rear hub housing a precise Ratchet Driver system with 360-degree, 36-point engagement. The rims offer a wide 25mm inner diameter, so they'll nicely fit wider tires for gravel, and they're laced with 28 sturdy spokes.

    Tom Ritchey doesn't carry a mobile phone when he rides. Nor does he bother with the hassle of following GPS coordinates on a cycling computer. A firm believer in self-reliance, one of Tom's guiding design principals is that every Ritchey product needs to be reliable enough to get you home. Designed for durability and to perform in rough and rugged conditions in remote locations or close to home, the WCS Zeta GX wheels are built to be strong, dependable, and ready to rip, carve, and cruise through all of your gravel adventures – and reliable enough to make sure you can do it all again tomorrow.

    Tech Specs
    • Rims: 6066 alloy Tubeless Ready with tubeless tape applied OCR offset
    • Rim diameters: 650b and 700c
    • Rim depth: 19mm
    • Outer rim width: 29mm
    • Inner rim width: 25mm
    • Suggested tire size range: 30-50mm
    • Hubs: forged disc thru-axle hubs and sealed bearings
    • Hub spacing: 100x12mm front / 142x12mm rear
    • Axle Compatibility: thru-axle 12mm
    • Freewheel: Ratchet Driver with 36-point engagement
    • Freehub material: alloy
    • Freehub options: Shimano HG / Sram XD-Road / Campagnolo (N3W and backwards compatible specs)
    • Compatibility: Shimano 9/10/11-speed road cassette Sram XD/XDR - Campagnolo 10/11/13s (freehub conversion kits available separately)
    • Disc brake compatibility: Centerlock (hub center-lock lockrings available separately)
    • Spokes DT Competition 2.0/1.8 double butted
    • Front: 28 spokes / 2x lacing
    • Rear: 28 spokes / 2x lacing
    • Nipples: 2.0 brass 12mm
    • Weight: 1740g/set (650b) 1840g/set (700c) - with tubeless tape installed
    • Color: black
    • Do not use sealants containing ammonia
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  • Show all items from RitcheyRitchey Design is a well-known manufacturer of high-quality bicycle components and frames. Founded in 1974 by Tom Ritchey, the company has a long history of producing durable, lightweight, and performance-oriented products for road, mountain, and cyclocross cycling. They have a reputation for quality and longevity, and many of their products have become industry standards.

    Tom Ritchey, who is still with the company and is actively involved in the design and development of new products, started building bike frames in his parents' garage in the early 1970s. He quickly gained a reputation for building strong, lightweight frames that performed well on the race circuit. He then began to develop and manufacture a range of components to complement his frames, and Ritchey Design was born. Ritchey was one of the first to introduce mountain bike specific components, such as the first production mountain bike handlebar and the first mountain bike-specific stem.

    Ritchey is known for their high-quality steel and alloy road and mountain bike frames, handlebars, stems, seatposts, and pedals, as well as a range of other components and accessories. They also have a line of carbon fiber components and frames. Ritchey frames and components are often seen on high-end custom bicycles and on bikes used by professional racers. The company is also known for their attention to detail and for using high-quality materials in the construction of their products.

    Ritchey has a strong presence in the racing world and sponsors various teams and athletes. They have been in the market for a long time and have established a loyal customer base. Ritchey products are known for their durability, and many of their older components are still in use today. Many of their designs have become industry standards and are often imitated by other manufacturers.

    In conclusion, Ritchey Design is a company with a long history of producing high-quality, durable, and performance-oriented bicycle components and frames. The company's founder, Tom Ritchey, is still actively involved in the design and development of new products, and the company continues to innovate and improve their products. Ritchey is a well-known and respected brand in the cycling industry, and they have a loyal customer base. They have a presence in the racing world and have sponsored various teams and athletes. They are known for their durability, quality and attention to detail which are all factors that have contributed to their longevity in the market.
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