Tom Ritchey redesigned the critically acclaimed Zeta to be wider, lighter and laterally stiffer.
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.
1444 grams the pair (625g front, 819 rear)
Shimano/Sram 11 speed compatible
CLASSIC ZETA RIMS
Build: F=20 radial; R=24 radial/2x
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
Proprietary aerospace grade alloy
Rear OCR® (Off Center Rim) design reduces wheel dish to balance spoke tension for a stronger, stiffer wheel
Precision machined sidewalls
High Polish silver to match our Classic line of components
PHANTOM FLANGE HUBS
Superlight forged-and-machined design (70g front, 207g rear)
Super light 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
Front Lacing: Radial
Rear lacing: 2X / Radial
Brass nipples (12mm) and DT Competition J-bend (2.01/1.8DB) spokes shave precious grams without skimping on longevity
Each Zeta wheel set is hand built by a qualified Ritchey wheel technician