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  1. #1
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    Ritchey WCS Vantage wheel have really SKF bearing???

    I just bought Ritchey WCS Vantage 2 carbon 29er wheelset.
    Ritchey ad the wheelset have 'German SKF sealed bearings'.

    But, I just checked my new wheelset's bearing.

    They have Taiwan TPI and S&S bearings!!!

    So confused!!

    Anybody have the Vantage wheelset, and can check the bearings?

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    i dont have a set but have some on order so i will let you know...did you order yours from a reputable dealer? also, how are you liking them besides the bearing issues, are they as stiff and strong as advertised?

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    Yes, from reputable dealer.

    Actually, I asked to Ritchey the same question, but they didn't answer at all.
    The funny thing is that, soon, they change the official spec on the Ritchey site,
    'German SKF sealed bearings'-->" premium quality sealed bearings".

    Maybe they confirmed my question and they realized they don't use SKF bearing no more or from the first!!

    The wheels pretty good I think. I am satisfied.

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