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    Quote Originally Posted by Ike Turner View Post
    I may have missed this question already but how does one fit the tapered steer forks on this bike now? It is increasingly difficult to find new straight steerer forks
    Unfortunately a tapered steer tube fork will not work on this frame. There is still a good amount of fork manufacturers still producing 1 1/8" steer tube fork options.
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    Another question to p29er owners.... I am seriously thinking of getting a p29er. Think it looks like a beautiful bike. How do you find the length of the chain stays? As they are quite long is it hard to lift the front end?
    Ritchey Dave... Is there any plans to change the chain stays on the frame??
    Thanks for your help

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    17.5" axle to center of bb with the wheel jammed all the way forward in the drops. Good clearance with a Tioga Psycho Genius 2.25 as well. I've been running mine in the middle and love the way the bike handles. No problem getting the front end up for me. There's a good inch plus of adjustability.
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    Awesome thanks

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    I put a post up recently in this forum, some may have seen. Thought I'd update the P-29er thread with a way to eek a little more performance out of your P-29

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    So I have taken the plunge and grabbed a P-29er frame in size small.
    Ordered a 2013 Sid XX 100mm fork and Stans Gold Race wheelset to go with my new XTR group

    Should be a super nice steely ride and am excited about owning my first 29er after riding only 26" hardtails since 1990

    Will post pics once parts start arriving and she starts to come together
    I am still undecided as to what type of seatpost for ride quality.
    Been thinking Titanium or carbon but am wondering about possible frame oxidisation from materials?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanesbw View Post
    So I have taken the plunge and grabbed a P-29er frame in size small.
    Ordered a 2013 Sid XX 100mm fork and Stans Gold Race wheelset to go with my new XTR group

    Should be a super nice steely ride and am excited about owning my first 29er after riding only 26" hardtails since 1990

    Will post pics once parts start arriving and she starts to come together
    I am still undecided as to what type of seatpost for ride quality.
    Been thinking Titanium or carbon but am wondering about possible frame oxidisation from materials?
    Sounds like that'll be a pretty amazing build. Spray the inside with J.P. Weigles Bicycle Frame Saver every once in a while and you'll have nothing to worry about.
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    Thanks ritchey dave
    Haven't heard of that product and after google searching it appears to not be distributed in Australia
    There is a rust proofing product called Valvoline Tectyl 506 that apparently does a similar job?
    Someone else mentioned a Lanolin spray?

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    I think you'll be fine with either of those. I've even heard (but never tried) WD-40 will work.
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    If you'll google "Rust prevention: A test of popular treatments" on bikeforums.net, miamijim did a test of a series of treatments on bare metal.
    There are several alternatives to Weigle's tested.

    I can't post a link since I have fewer than 10 total posts. (That and I'm always worried about linking to another forum anyway.)

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    Size 17" and 19" :

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    ^^My, oh my. Those are very nice.

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    Awesome.

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    8,79kgrs with pedals :
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    My first 29er, Ritchey P-29er build.

    Really happy with how mine came up when finished and the ride is sensational

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    just finished mine...

    ...but I'll have to wait until Saturday to ride it. 23lbs with pedals.
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    Hello. Beautiful frame. Does anyone know if there's a way to rig a quick release to the seat post braze ons? Every ride I go on involves fast, rocky, jumpy sorts of descents, and I like the saddle out of the way. And yes, I know it's an XC bike. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeB-66 View Post
    Hello. Beautiful frame. Does anyone know if there's a way to rig a quick release to the seat post braze ons? Every ride I go on involves fast, rocky, jumpy sorts of descents, and I like the saddle out of the way. And yes, I know it's an XC bike. Thanks
    I recommend getting one of them new fangled dropper posts. They're designed for exactly what you're talking about. Otherwise in order to put a quick release on one of our frames you'd need to either modify the frame, or find an older seat tube quick release that has the same thread pitch. That might be kind of tough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ritchey_dave View Post
    I recommend getting one of them new fangled dropper posts. They're designed for exactly what you're talking about. Otherwise in order to put a quick release on one of our frames you'd need to either modify the frame, or find an older seat tube quick release that has the same thread pitch. That might be kind of tough.
    Thanks, but I was thinking of getting a thudbuster seatpost because my back is kinda sketchy.

    I appreciate the response.

    Gorgeous bike

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    ignazjr: Can you fit a 2.2 or 2.3 tire in the rear? Also, has anyone tried the P-29 with a 120mm fork to slacken out the head tube angle. Moderator, would this void the warranty?

    Thanks, CDIDriver


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    I put a post up recently in this forum, some may have seen. Thought I'd update the P-29er thread with a way to eek a little more performance out of your P-29

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDIDriver View Post
    ignazjr: Can you fit a 2.2 or 2.3 tire in the rear? Also, has anyone tried the P-29 with a 120mm fork to slacken out the head tube angle. Moderator, would this void the warranty?

    Thanks, CDIDriver
    Keeping in mind that a tire's actual size varies depending on the manufacturer, most 2.2-2.3 tires will fit between the rear stays. The frame is designed for a 100mm travel fork, and while I don't see any problems arising from the use of a 120mm fork, it could conceivably cause a warranty to be denied due to the added stress on the tubes and joints. Plus it would significantly affect how well the bikes rides.
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    Thanks for your responses to my questions Ritchey Dave. I have a couple of additional questions. I am 5'8.5" with a 30" inseam and would like to purchase a medium 17" frame as I prefer a longer top tube. Accordingly, can you provide to me the distance from top tube and seat tube junction to the top of the seat tube so I can back into the potentential stand over height. Lastly to any 17" P-29 riders, please confirm your height and inseam for your medium frame.

    Many thanks



    Quote Originally Posted by ritchey_dave View Post
    Keeping in mind that a tire's actual size varies depending on the manufacturer, most 2.2-2.3 tires will fit between the rear stays. The frame is designed for a 100mm travel fork, and while I don't see any problems arising from the use of a 120mm fork, it could conceivably cause a warranty to be denied due to the added stress on the tubes and joints. Plus it would significantly affect how well the bikes rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDIDriver View Post
    Thanks for your responses to my questions Ritchey Dave. I have a couple of additional questions. I am 5'8.5" with a 30" inseam and would like to purchase a medium 17" frame as I prefer a longer top tube. Accordingly, can you provide to me the distance from top tube and seat tube junction to the top of the seat tube so I can back into the potentential stand over height. Lastly to any 17" P-29 riders, please confirm your height and inseam for your medium frame.

    Many thanks
    From the top of the top tube/seat tube junction up to the top of the seat tube is 34.9mm.
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    Has anyone else had problems with the rear wheel alignment?

    When my wheel is pushed all the way forward on the sliders the wheel is substantially closer to the drive side chain stays. Then when I adjust the drive side adjuster the wheel is miss-aligned against the seat stays. My frame has been like this since new but now my rear rotor seems to rub when I'm doing any seated climbs (ie apply power to the pedals) My LBS and no one else seems to be able to stop it.

    Thoughts please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaipaki348 View Post
    Has anyone else had problems with the rear wheel alignment?

    When my wheel is pushed all the way forward on the sliders the wheel is substantially closer to the drive side chain stays. Then when I adjust the drive side adjuster the wheel is miss-aligned against the seat stays. My frame has been like this since new but now my rear rotor seems to rub when I'm doing any seated climbs (ie apply power to the pedals) My LBS and no one else seems to be able to stop it.

    Thoughts please.
    It might be defective. Did your LBS call our warranty department?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ritchey_dave View Post
    It might be defective. Did your LBS call our warranty department?

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    Sorry edit. The wheel is closer to the non drive side. Short answer is no. I'm in NZ and the distributors are Worrels so will try them. Problem is that I've had the frame for a year and have just lived with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ritchey_dave View Post
    We've talked about it but have been generally pretty happy with the current configuration and it's versatility. It's a subject of ongoing debate and we might come around with something as our success in frames grows.
    Make a 27.5 & 29er w/fixed dropouts along with a tapered head tube and I'd be sold. One for the sweetie and one for me...

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    Very possible.
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    more details pleassssssseeeee! ;-)

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    Hello! After a year and a half of reading the forums on the P29er and looking at pics of complete builds, i finally took the plunge! Cannot wait to take her on her maiden voyage! Thanks to all for bringing folks like myself up to speed on this awesome ride!New Ritchey 29er-img_5766.jpg
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    That is awesome! You won't regret your decision at all. Are those Ritchey's carbon rims? If so, interested what you think of them. I also run the "Shield" tires, and have been pleased with their performance/quality.

    I have had my P-29er almost 2 years, and no problems at all, In fact, I think $ for $ it's the best value out there, just my opinion. I also started mine out geared, but about 9 months ago changed to ss, and must say I am really enjoying that set up, in fact, can't see ever going back to gears.......something to keep in mind. Anyways, I'm sure you will enjoy they hell out of it, for many years!

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    Thanks! The rims are the alloy version.... not really sold on carbon wheels yet. Funny, this bike was going to be a ss build but at the last second, I had my lbs change it to geared. 90% of the trails around here, a ss would suffice... but the other 10%... well.... been there, done that with a ss...... gears are NICE! In addition.... changing from gear to ss is easier and cheaper than the other way around! Happy you like the Shield tires... I was going to get the ZMAX but the Shield reminded me of the Conti Race Kings I so loved!

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    How possible? I want to buy 2 bikes...

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    So my bike is 2.5 years old, I felt it needed a fresh coat and make over.

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    Love it!
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    Thank you Dave, I am glad you like it.
    The inspiration was from the Martini race cars.
    I have installed the WCS fork and I am running the Surly Knard in there.
    A Maxxis 2.4 Ardent at the rear with Sram X/0 1x10.
    She rides like an absolute dream.

    A few more pics.

    The Martini finish up front.

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    One of the most iconic names in all of cycling, the paint , pin striping and everything was done by hand.

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    Some small details, a Bruce Lee character on the down tube .

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    That is effing sweet!

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    My new whip...

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    mcoplea, I also live in Az., and have had the pleasure of owning the P-29er for over 3 years now, also set up SS. Your going to love it! Should give you many years of trouble free, beautiful miles. Enjoy the best deal in steel, IMO. Hell, maybe the best deal period!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad jack View Post
    mcoplea, I also live in Az., and have had the pleasure of owning the P-29er for over 3 years now, also set up SS. Your going to love it! Should give you many years of trouble free, beautiful miles. Enjoy the best deal in steel, IMO. Hell, maybe the best deal period!
    Thanks! I am loving the ride so far. Fast, smooth, steady and yet still nimble. Tom definitely knows what he is doing when he designs a bike!
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    Ritchey P-29er by Singlespeedmoron

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    Ridden for a full year nothing short of amazing...

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    I like the stealth fork. A tempting set up someday. What does the weight come in at?

    Build mine up over the winter and finally took it on some farm roads. Steel frame was great on the ruts, looking forward to roots.

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    Love My Ritchey P-29er

    Just finished my first 500 miles on my new P-29er.

    Its stiffness delivers the power I need to crank up sections with roots and its flexible enough to absorb the negative energy that would normally transfer to your body. I really like the Ritchey geometry, it fits like a glove, an has an amazing ride experience. I like it better than my StumpJumper FSR Elite.

    These pictures were taken at the base of Mt Rainier, WA.
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    This one might be a keeper:


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    Here is mine...

    21" P29er w/RockShox SID-XX
    All XT components
    Ritchey Carbon Bar and Seatpost
    Stans ARCH EX 32h wheels on Chris Kings w/Schwalbe Thunder Burts

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    New Ritchey 29er-img_0027.jpgNice Ritchey Rides out there, so gotta throw mine in the mix, have had it about 200 miles, perfect, all SRAM XX1, Syntace carbon post and bars, white industries and Stans....in any case, I simply love her. Not to mention I got a whacky good deal, a too-busy doctor let her go for 1,500 (was looking but never thought I could afford)....in any case it was meant to be...

    One quick question for the Niner carbon folk peeps, will the Niner fork hold up, I'm a former BMX racer and do like my air on occasion. Oh also anyone notice a bit of a "wiggle" or shuttering when applying the front brake with the carbon fork??

    Dig it all and ride on!

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    One more

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    My 2015 Ritchey P-29 should be in this week. I cannot wait to build it up. Looking for some real world tire sizes that you have fit in the back. The website says 2.25. Is there ample clearance on the 2015 with a 2.25 tire?

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    Plenty of clearance. I have a 2.35" Ikon on a 35mm rim, and it has good clearance even with the sliders almost slammed forward.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger Pride View Post
    My 2015 Ritchey P-29 should be in this week. I cannot wait to build it up. Looking for some real world tire sizes that you have fit in the back. The website says 2.25. Is there ample clearance on the 2015 with a 2.25 tire?

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    That is great news. Cannot wait to get back on steel.


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    Plenty of clearance. I have a 2.35" Ikon on a 35mm rim, and it has good clearance even with the sliders almost slammed forward.

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    Selling my beloved Ritchey P29er! PM me if interested

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    My Build

    Cant say how much I love this enough!New Ritchey 29er-ritchey1.jpg

    After lots of searching I have found my best fit and ride!!

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    I have a P-29er RWB frame for sale in the classifieds:

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    Hi folks. I am considering to purchase a P-29er. However, the current 2016 model one the Ritchey's web does not look like it has thru axle on the rear. If this is correct, it's the only thing that's holding me back since I tend to use my bicycle for a long time. Ritchey_Dave, maybe you chime in on this matter? Thanks!

    Edit. Just saw posting that Ritchey_Dave is no longer with Ritchey.

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    Hmmm...

    Quote Originally Posted by sinhere View Post
    Hi folks. I am considering to purchase a P-29er. However, the current 2016 model one the Ritchey's web does not look like it has thru axle on the rear. If this is correct, it's the only thing that's holding me back since I tend to use my bicycle for a long time. Ritchey_Dave, maybe you chime in on this matter? Thanks!

    Edit. Just saw posting that Ritchey_Dave is no longer with Ritchey.
    FWIW, I ride the older QR 9mm version and enjoy the "liveliness" of the rear triangle. Not sure if that would stiffen up too much with the thru-axle. Anyone ride both versions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by michigan_kr View Post
    FWIW, I ride the older QR 9mm version and enjoy the "liveliness" of the rear triangle. Not sure if that would stiffen up too much with the thru-axle. Anyone ride both versions?
    That's an interesting point. I see that Ritchey has implemented the thru-axle with the Timberwolf. Wondering if they didn't go this route with the P-29er because of the stiffness issue. Would love to hear from others and their experience with thru-axle and rear triangle stiffness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinhere View Post
    Hi folks. I am considering to purchase a P-29er. However, the current 2016 model one the Ritchey's web does not look like it has thru axle on the rear. If this is correct, it's the only thing that's holding me back since I tend to use my bicycle for a long time. Ritchey_Dave, maybe you chime in on this matter? Thanks!

    Edit. Just saw posting that Ritchey_Dave is no longer with Ritchey.
    Howdy,
    I'm Nyk AKA The Ritchey Guy
    The P-29er does not have a Thru-axle in the rear. The Timberwolf does as it is designed to get a bit "rowdier" than either the P-29er and P-650b. Since it is intended for XC it makes the bike lighter and faster. Also because it is steel it is more compliant and it makes little sense to stiffen it up there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritchey_Guy View Post
    Howdy,
    I'm Nyk AKA The Ritchey Guy
    The P-29er does not have a Thru-axle in the rear. The Timberwolf does as it is designed to get a bit "rowdier" than either the P-29er and P-650b. Since it is intended for XC it makes the bike lighter and faster. Also because it is steel it is more compliant and it makes little sense to stiffen it up there.
    Cheers
    Thanks Nyk! That's the answer I have been looking for. With all the crazy, fast development of the thru-axle, I felt that Tom Ritchey would probably have his reasons in keeping the QR on his line some of his bikes.

    Would you or anyone here be able to give me some guidance in terms of the right size? My measurements are:

    Height 180cm
    Inseam 87cm
    Torso 61cm
    Individual arm length 63cm
    Weight 68 kg

    I have read on some postings here that you need to size down when going to a 29" bike and that the top tube length is one to look out for. Would the 17" be the right size for me?

    Also, would you know the wheelbase measurement? I don't see it in the frame geometry chart.

    Many thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinhere View Post
    Thanks Nyk! That's the answer I have been looking for. With all the crazy, fast development of the thru-axle, I felt that Tom Ritchey would probably have his reasons in keeping the QR on his line some of his bikes.

    Would you or anyone here be able to give me some guidance in terms of the right size? My measurements are:

    Height 180cm
    Inseam 87cm
    Torso 61cm
    Individual arm length 63cm
    Weight 68 kg

    I have read on some postings here that you need to size down when going to a 29" bike and that the top tube length is one to look out for. Would the 17" be the right size for me?

    Also, would you know the wheelbase measurement? I don't see it in the frame geometry chart.

    Many thanks!
    I can't speak to which size you should get, I would find a shop who has a good fitter and go ask them some questions. I don't have the wheelbase currently but I asked the people who know such things and I can get that to you.
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    Here are the wheel bases for our complete P-29er including sag.

    15"= 1088mm 17" = 1098 19" = 1119 21" = 1140

    Obviously if you bring different wheels/forks in to the mix you will get different dimensions.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritchey_Guy View Post
    Here are the wheel bases for our complete P-29er including sag.

    15"= 1088mm 17" = 1098 19" = 1119 21" = 1140

    Obviously if you bring different wheels/forks in to the mix you will get different dimensions.

    Cheers
    This helps, thanks! I've just checked on the Ritchey's website and the 17" frame is no longer listed. Is it going to be in stock anytime soon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinhere View Post
    This helps, thanks! I've just checked on the Ritchey's website and the 17" frame is no longer listed. Is it going to be in stock anytime soon?
    We have stock now and the website has been updating.
    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritchey_Guy View Post
    We have stock now and the website has been updating.
    Cheers
    Sweet. Thanks!

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    Hi guys, Nyk aka Ritchie Guy, knows about this but has anyone else put XTR di2 on their P29? We think we have it sorted but never get too cocky!!! The order goes in Monday although the distributors here will have to order it in as there is limited stock of P29s. I'm tossing up between 19-21 frames. I'm 190cm and its for brevets not hard out mtbing. It's always fun getting the bits and deciding what to use. Cheers, Stephen.

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    Well you lot are boring!!! Lol. In case anyone is interested, the frame is ordered(1 month wait) XTR is ordered( flagged the di2), Lauf fork ordered and paid for, 1 wheel built one to go, brooks seat here and jones bars next. It'll be an interesting build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Himself View Post
    Well you lot are boring!!! Lol. In case anyone is interested, the frame is ordered(1 month wait) XTR is ordered( flagged the di2), Lauf fork ordered and paid for, 1 wheel built one to go, brooks seat here and jones bars next. It'll be an interesting build.
    Let's see that new bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger Pride View Post
    Let's see that new bike!
    It's a pile of pieces still. The frame is due in New Zealamd in 2 weeks, everything else should be here by then so the actual build will be quick. Photos will go up.

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    Here you go...Lauff Fork, Jones bars, the new Stans arch rims with dyno up front and DT 260 on back, brooks B17, Look S-line pedals and a full XTR groupset.New Ritchey 29er-image.jpgNew Ritchey 29er-image.jpgNew Ritchey 29er-image.jpg

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    Don't think I ever posted mine, had it built for just over a year and can't say enough good things about this bike. Seems like I'm stopped every time I hit the trail for someone to talk to me about it.

    Full XX1, Reba RLT, Middleburn RS8 w/ Wolftooth, Stans Arches w/ Hope V2s wrapped in Ardents (tubeless), Paragon rear TA dropouts, and full Ricthey Classis cockpit.

    Was really going for a retro look but with all the bells and whistles. I think I hit the nail on the head. Tips the scales at 25# ready to roll.New Ritchey 29er-ritchey-p29er-1-.jpgNew Ritchey 29er-ritchey-p29er.jpg

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