Classic Zeta Wheelset

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  • Regular price $499.99


Tom Ritchey redesigned the critically acclaimed Zeta to be wider, lighter and laterally stiffer, yet still tough enough to endure gravel road rides and cyclocross races that would chew lesser wheels to pieces.

Building upon the legendary wheel-building and -design heritage of Ritchey, the Classic Zeta wheels offer modern features that allow them to perform gracefully in variety of ride settings. Featuring a wider tire profile, the Zeta wheels provide a more comfortable ride while improving handling. And the Phantom Flange hubs offer the sleek profile and direct-drive efficiency of straight-pull spokes, but still uses stronger, more reliable J-bend spokes for maximum performance and reliability.

Other features include:

  • Hi-polish silver to match our Classic line of components
  • Extra-wide Ritchey rims with OCR™ rear
  • Freehub: alloy
  • Proprietary aerospace grade alloy
  • Proprietary super light Phantom Flange hubs with hidden J-bend spokes
  • Brass nipples and DT Competition J-bend spokes
  • Tubeless-ready
  • Build: F=20 radial; R=24 radial/2x
  • Shimano Freehub Body 
  • 1444 grams (625g front, 819 rear)
  • Can easily be converted to XD(55350007018)/Campagnolo(55350007013)

CLASSIC ZETA RIMS

  • Extra-wide rims (17mm internal width) increase lateral stiffness and improve tire profile for a smoother ride and better handling
  • Proprietary Ritchey extrusion balances ride quality and aerodynamics
  • Rear OCR® (Off Center Rim) design reduces wheel dish to balance spoke tension for a stronger, stiffer wheel
  • Precision machined sidewalls
  • High Polish silver finish

PHANTOM FLANGE HUBS

  • Superlight forged-and-machined design (70g front, 207g rear)
  • Phantom Flange™ hidden J-bend design creates the sleek, aero profile and direct-drive efficiency of straight-pull spokes but still uses stronger, more reliable J-bend spokes
  • Premium quality bearings
  • Patented 6 pawl, 12-point micro clutch engagement system
  • Tool-free design allows for quick disassembly—great for packing Break-Away travel bikes or replacing spokes
  • Staggered drive side flange increases spoke bracing angle and eliminates interference between crossing spokes, resulting in a stiffer, stronger wheel

QUALITY BUILD

  • Brass nipples and J-bend spokes shave precious grams without skimping on longevity
  • Each Zeta wheel set is hand built by a qualified Ritchey wheel technician