Ritchey Carbon wheel schwag: we have a winner!

Friday 13th isn't unlucky for one road.cc user... is it you?

by Dave Atkinson   January 13, 2012  

Ritchey WCS Apex Carbon wheels

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Well, there's a whole lot of you out there who wouldn't turn your nose up at a £1k set of wheels. Who knew? Over two and half thousand of you stuck your names in the hat, making this our second biggest schwag grab ever; the only one bigger being a very shiny Giant TCR...

It took a man with arms the size of Geoff Capes' thighs to turn the big tombola, but when he'd finished the gloved hand picked out a shiny orb embossed with the username...

mrkeith119!

Congratulations to Keith, if that's your name - if you still have the Trek 2.3 you list on your profile, those hoops should make quite a difference. and double the value of the bike, more or less...

If you didn't win, don't worry - there'll be another one along soon. Not Carbon wheels though, sorry... Stay tuned!

*We don't use a tombola

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Roll in to the New Year in style with our blingest Schwag Grab ever... a set of 46mm Ritchey WCS Carbon Clincher wheels worth £1,175!

Thanks to the lovely people at Paligap, who distribute Ritchey in the UK, one lucky winner will get to give his or her bike an almighty 2012 upgrade. These new clincher wheels feature a full Carbon rim that's manufactured using the same techniques as the top-of-the range Superlogic tubular wheels. They're a 46mm section, and everyone knows that 46mm is the new 24mm, right? A little bit of extra slice at speed without a big weight penalty: this wheelset weighs in at just over 1,500g for a pair. The WCS Apex wheels are also available in 38mm, 50mm and 88mm depths for tubular tyres.

The hubs are Ritchey's own cold-forged and CNCed WCS units, which feature load-specific German SKF bearings. On the drive side there's a bigger 28mm race to handle the power, and opposite that a 24mm bearing shaves a few grams off the overall weight. The freehub is a high-quality six-pawl unit.

The wheels are pulled together using Sapim spokes (20 on the front and 24 to the rear) with a one-cross pattern at the front and Ritchey's Trifecta™ lacing on the rear; that's crow's foot lacing on the drive side and two-cross on the non-drive, fact fans. They're hand built to a tolerance of 0.2mm and supplied with WCS Titianium axle skewers.

That's a whole lot of wheels right there, but you could be rolling off with them for nothing! All you need to do is comment below and you're in the hat. The usual schwag grab rules apply and we'll be picking the lucky winner on Friday 13 January. So it certainly won't be unlucky for them... good luck!

For more info on the Ritchey range, as well as lots of other top cycling brands, head over to www.paligap.cc

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yaba daba do!

posted by nchammer [2 posts]
13th January 2012 - 1:02

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I know just the man to make very good use of these!

posted by annaojbee [3 posts]
13th January 2012 - 3:12

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What do you call a deviation when youre in love with a pair of wheels - Ive got it bad!

posted by andybrock67 [1 posts]
13th January 2012 - 3:40

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Whoa! They look 'wheely' good Big Grin

posted by oddlad [8 posts]
13th January 2012 - 8:48

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yes please, big wheels just keep on turning. Smile

umpire dave

posted by umpire dave [23 posts]
13th January 2012 - 9:03

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I'l run to your office's carrying my frame! Save you the postage on such a heavy set of wheels Wink

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posted by brewster76 [6 posts]
13th January 2012 - 9:11

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Erm, I want these. A lot. Thanks in advance.

Patrick.

posted by Littlehuan [46 posts]
13th January 2012 - 12:02

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Yes Please, they'd finish off my first carbon bike a treat!

posted by ian748 [2 posts]
13th January 2012 - 12:14

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hello, me please!

posted by hagenorden [43 posts]
13th January 2012 - 12:26

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Oh lordy, yes! x

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posted by misspentyouf [2 posts]
13th January 2012 - 13:06

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sweet... please.

posted by sc129806 [42 posts]
13th January 2012 - 13:21

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Awesome prize!

posted by caz123456 [1 posts]
13th January 2012 - 13:36

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Cool Cool wheels....they'd look great on my bike!!!!

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posted by TDMarsh [8 posts]
13th January 2012 - 13:43

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Rool or is it oalol or roll or mayb roal a well twood look cool on my cold steel steed!

Alex7

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posted by Baldy1alex [42 posts]
13th January 2012 - 14:16

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I guess they'd be okay...

posted by ewanmcdowall [24 posts]
13th January 2012 - 15:07

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Yes please! Fingers crossed...

posted by thereandbackagain [152 posts]
13th January 2012 - 15:08

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Please? Yes!

posted by Aurelio [3 posts]
13th January 2012 - 15:12

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They'd be wasted on someone as fat and unfit as me... but I'd swallow my pride

posted by JonSP [48 posts]
13th January 2012 - 15:15

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That are very pretty!! I want them, please & thank you.

posted by Dubdave [1 posts]
13th January 2012 - 15:27

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They'll do for me!

posted by zaphgb [2 posts]
13th January 2012 - 15:31

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Please sir can i have some more

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posted by FATBEGGARONABIKE [568 posts]
13th January 2012 - 15:34

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these and a noice schwag bag to put 'em in...

"Inside every car is a pedestrian, just Waiting to get out..." S.J.L.

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posted by scotter [64 posts]
13th January 2012 - 15:36

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they would go with my bike rather well....

posted by risb98 [22 posts]
13th January 2012 - 15:50

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Yes PLease!!!!! Big Grin

Mark Robarts

posted by Mark Robarts [1 posts]
13th January 2012 - 15:51

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im in

posted by fiftyacorn [91 posts]
13th January 2012 - 15:59

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These would make a great 10th anniversary gift for my better half Smile

posted by lindarussell [5 posts]
13th January 2012 - 16:00

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Big Grin

Bike Rider

posted by jul1an [8 posts]
13th January 2012 - 16:49

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grudging congrats to Keith...Wink

posted by andyp [796 posts]
13th January 2012 - 17:19

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Good luck to the winner!

The_Kaner
FREEEEEEEEDOM!

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posted by The _Kaner [375 posts]
13th January 2012 - 21:34

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want

posted by evil.genius [6 posts]
14th January 2012 - 9:37

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