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    2015 Ritchey P-650b build

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    serial #32! Pre ordered it in Dec. 2014 and got it in late March 2015. Took an other 3 week to get parts in and installed. It's a work of art!!!

    I got as many Ritchey parts as I can find that's on sale! Hope ceramic BB is beautifully slick. The Oneup with ceramic pulley upgrade makes the drive tran silky smooth. The Hope rear hub sounds like a swarm of angry bees, and it does shoot the bike forward. XT breaks, shifter, chain and cassette as a group. The 2.4/2.2 X King grip the road well at 27/24.5 psi for me 165lb.

    The Sid RCT3 100mm is better than I expected! I got a 100mm xc30 and 100mm fox float, but the Sid 100mm is way more responsive. The Motion Control function works well to "tune out" the little bumps. The steel frame absorbs/softens/evens the bump perfectly.

    As a hardtail, this bike out bursts into speed at well. The 650b helps the short sprint up hill or out of a corner faster. I don't feel as beat up as my other hardtails. Yet I'm the fastest on this Ritchey than all my bikes. Often I get carried away by going too fast for my skill and my breath! It handles very well with the steel material, racing geo, and an awesome Sid!

    It's truly a pretty bike to look at, and a fantastic bike to ride! Best for cross country and go super fast!!

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    Saw once of these recently built up with SRAM XX1 and full Ritchey parts, very nice looking build indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frodo1095 View Post
    Saw once of these recently built up with SRAM XX1 and full Ritchey parts, very nice looking build indeed.
    Thanks!

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    Love that color !

    Is that a 19" ?

    Congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnD View Post
    Love that color !

    Is that a 19" ?

    Congrats
    It's a 17". I'm 5'8" and 165lbs.

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    Very nice, thanks for posting. This frame is on my shortlist. A question - do you happen to know the max tire size in the rear? I tried to contact Ritchey but haven't heard back yet. Thanks! Also, any update on how you're enjoying the ride?

    Cheers!

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    I run 2.2 X-King currently and i like speed (2.1 next). 2.35 Kendall Navegale does NOT fit. 200+ miles and I love it. 650b wheels are nimble and it climbs with ease. It's a xc racing machine! Out of my 4 bikes, Ritchey p650b is the fastest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbgeorge View Post
    I run 2.2 X-King currently and i like speed (2.1 next). 2.35 Kendall Navegale does NOT fit. 200+ miles and I love it. 650b wheels are nimble and it climbs with ease. It's a xc racing machine! Out of my 4 bikes, Ritchey p650b is the fastest!
    Thanks. I'm shopping for wheels, looking at one that says "rear hub 10x135mm QR." Is that the spacing/type that fits the 2015 P650B rear?

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    10X135mm QR, yes!

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    Here is mine:
    RS reba and 3*9 drivetrain. A nice bike to ride.
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    Where are you guys getting the blue frames? All I can find is the red white blue combo

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    2015 Ritchey P-650b build

    Quote Originally Posted by obs08 View Post
    Where are you guys getting the blue frames? All I can find is the red white blue combo
    You're thinking P-29.

    Edit: Never mind! I've been looking at the P29 and never noticed the 650 comes in the same RWB paint.
    Last edited by kragu; 10-31-2015 at 10:40 PM.

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    I ordered my blue P-650b 2015 from the local bike shop. The red, white and blue color combo is the 2011 frame.

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    2 Ritchey bikes in Charlotte NC 2016 Winter Short Track Race!

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    Mine is the light blue 2015 p-650b and ran into a fellow rider with a red/white/blue 2011 p-29er. We both built our bikes in 2015 and we both were racing but in different divisions. Only had a couple minutes to chat before my race, and we both agreed the steel HT feels better than the aluminium HT. He sold his old HT for the steel Ritchey. I have a Giant Talon (650b alum) and a Kona Big Unit (29 alum/scandium). The Ritchey does not buck me around and it's my fastest bike. Steel is real!!

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    2015 Ritchey P-650b build-ritchey-p650b.jpg

    Just got my 19" built up. I am loving this bike so far, came from a titanium Salsa El Mariachi and I have no complaints.
    Jesse
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    I took my P-650b out for a ride last night for the first time in a while (I've been riding my full suspension bike lately). I forgot how much fun the Ritchey is to ride. It does great up and down hills. I think the full suspension bike will be sitting for a while as the Rtichey gets ridden more.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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