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Ritchey Classic Zeta Road Wheelset

Ritchey Classic Zeta Road Wheelset

Regular price $1,200.00 NZD
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Tom Ritchey created the Zeta wheels to be tough enough to endure gravel road rides and cyclocross races that would chew lesser wheels to pieces, yet still precise and predictable enough to carve endless ribbons of smooth tarmac. Building upon the celebrated wheel-building and design heritage of Ritchey, the Classic Zeta wheels tastefully balance modern features with the legendary and elegant high-polish silver aesthetic of the Ritchey Classic line.

With a CNC-machined braking surface for smooth control and stopping power, the alloy rims of the Zeta Classic are tubeless-ready and, importantly, allow easy access to the spoke nipples when needed. The rear rim features Ritchey’s pioneering OCR™ technology - off-center spoke hole drilling that delivers more equalized spoke tension, resulting in a stronger wheel. With a 20mm inner width, these rims welcome tires between 25 and 43mm wide – ideal for all your favorite riding disciplines.

At the heart of these wheels lies the legendary Phantom Flange system, paired with a precision Ratchet Driver system in the rear hub. Phantom Flange hubs provide the sleek profile of straight-pull spokes while maintaining the strength and reliability of traditional J-bend spokes, striking a perfect balance between aesthetics, performance, and serviceability. Inside the rear hub, the innovative Ratchet Driver system offers a 360-degree, 36-point engagement, ensuring direct-drive efficiency and unparalleled power transfer.

Doubling down on the serviceability of these wheels, you can easily remove, without tools, the freehub body, axle, and Ratchet Driver system for basic periodic maintenance or to lay flat when packing in a Ritchey Break-Away travel case.

Every Ritchey wheelset is carefully hand-built by a qualified Ritchey wheel technician.


  • Alloy Tubeless Ready - OCR offset rear rim - CNC machined braking surface - proprietary Ritchey extrusion
  • Rim diameter 700c
  • Rim depth 23.8mm
  • Outer rim width 24.4 mm
  • Inner rim width 20.0mm
  • Suggested tire size range 25-43mm


  • Proprietary superlight Phantom Flange hubs with hidden J-bend spokes - standard quick release only (Ritchey forged quick releases included)
  • Hub spacing: 100mm front / 130mm rear
  • Freewheel Ratchet Driver with 36-point engagement. Alloy freehub body
  • Freehub options Shimano or Campagnolo (9-12 speed)
  • Compatibility- Shimano 9-11s and 12s road cassette - SRAM XD/XDR - Campy 10-12s (freehub conversion kits available separately)



  • DT Competition 2.0/1.8 double butted / silver
  • Front 20 spokes / 285mm / radial 
  • Rear 24 spokes / 12x286mm / 12x288mm / radial non-drive side - 2X lacing drive side 
  • Nipples 2.0 brass 12mm / silver

Weight 1444g/set 

Color high-polish silver

Do not use sealants containing ammonia

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