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    Quote Originally Posted by FerrouSS View Post
    Just got my 19" frame yesterday. Welds look smooth and even. Sliding drops look good too. Now all I need is a red reba...
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    Ritchey Dave,

    I live in Arizona, my friend and I pre-ordered P-29er's in November, any idea when we can expect those to arrive?

    This will be my fourth Ritchey, and my first 29er, so I am really looking forward to it's arrival. Currently still "rockin" my late 90's Plexus, which is a great bike, but she's ready to retire from my every day bike. A group of guy's I recently started with were amused when I first showed up on it, now they are pretty amazed at how well my "old road bike" performs

    Any info would be great !

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad jack View Post
    Ritchey Dave,

    I live in Arizona, my friend and I pre-ordered P-29er's in November, any idea when we can expect those to arrive?

    This will be my fourth Ritchey, and my first 29er, so I am really looking forward to it's arrival. Currently still "rockin" my late 90's Plexus, which is a great bike, but she's ready to retire from my every day bike. A group of guy's I recently started with were amused when I first showed up on it, now they are pretty amazed at how well my "old road bike" performs

    Any info would be great !
    Those older Ritchey frames can definitely hang with best of them today. The Plexus is one of my favorite Ritchey frames ever.

    Where did you preorder your P-29er from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ritchey_dave View Post

    Where did you preorder your P-29er from?
    Sultana Cycles in Cottinwood Az. Shop was told 21" for my buddy is avaliable, but my 19" is not

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    We had a real short shipment of the 19s unfortunately. They have one on order for you, but it'll be on our next shipment which should be arriving any minute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ritchey_dave View Post
    We had a real short shipment of the 19s unfortunately. They have one on order for you, but it'll be on our next shipment which should be arriving any minute.
    YES

    I appreciate you looking into this for me, and looking forward to it's arrival

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    No problem, new bike anticipation can be painful. Rest assured it's almost over, and it'll be worth the wait.
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    The "Eagle has landed"

    Quote Originally Posted by ritchey_dave View Post
    No problem, new bike anticipation can be painful. Rest assured it's almost over, and it'll be worth the wait.
    Frame arrived this afternoon,I haven't seen it yet,but I wanted to thank you for your time, and customer service on this matter. I appreciate all that you and any others have done to make it happen.

    Due to a recent work obligation, I won't be able to complete my build for 5-6 weeks, but when do, I will be sure to post info on the build, and ride. Can't wait, and again, thanks!

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    Just got done with my build and absolutely love the bike. I have already posted this bike with multiple pictures in the 29er forums and the SS forum...however, seems appropriate to post it here:

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    Quote Originally Posted by redvtwin2 View Post
    Just got done with my build and absolutely love the bike. I have already posted this bike with multiple pictures in the 29er forums and the SS forum...however, seems appropriate to post it here:
    Sweet! The pic didn't come through though.
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    here is my little one

    best of the best, thank you Mr. Ritchey
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    Does anyone know the specs on the bottom bracket shell? Is it english threaded? 68mm?

    I have a NOS Logic compact crankset and NOS Ritchey Ti 120mm bottom bracket in my parts bin. It would be cool to go a little retro in my build if I can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bryanus View Post
    Does anyone know the specs on the bottom bracket shell? Is it english threaded? 68mm?

    I have a NOS Logic compact crankset and NOS Ritchey Ti 120mm bottom bracket in my parts bin. It would be cool to go a little retro in my build if I can.
    Correct. It's english and 68 mm.

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    My ride:




    still waiting for red V5 pedals, silver instead if white cables, titanium retro style stem, Ritchey saddle.
    Custom stem will be painted red to match the frame and the fork will be painted white (top) and blue (bottom) according to the Ritchey P-series racers from the nineties.

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    Hey guys this is my first post I just recently joined the forum. I am looking to build my first 29er and really excited about the ritchey. For those of you who have built your bike I am hoping you can help. I am 5ft 10 with a 30 inch inseam should I buy the the large or medium frame.

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    Medium

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    I would recommend medium one, I am 6 ft with 32 inseam and ride large one.

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    Thanks for the insight I am located in Ohio and having a hard time finding one in stock called a couple lbs and they are checking into ordering one if not I reached a place down in Texas that would be able to hook me up.

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    pull the trigger

    Quote Originally Posted by Red13 View Post
    Thanks for the insight I am located in Ohio and having a hard time finding one in stock called a couple lbs and they are checking into ordering one if not I reached a place down in Texas that would be able to hook me up.
    I just finished my build about a week ago, and I'm loving it! Like you, this is my 1st 29er, and I am very impressed with the Ritchey frame, and the bigger wheels! This is my 4th Ritchey, but I would say my best ever!

    Mine is a large, and complete build, without pedals was 22.5lbs. I would send pictures
    if I could figure out how. Any ways, great bike, and I believe I know where to get a med
    in Arizona. Good luck.

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    Nice bad jack need to see some eye candy! Talked to a dealer in western P.A. and he is going to be able order me one. It probably will not be here to July but that gives me time to think about and purchase some of the components. Did you go geared or SS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red13 View Post
    Nice bad jack need to see some eye candy! Talked to a dealer in western P.A. and he is going to be able order me one. It probably will not be here to July but that gives me time to think about and purchase some of the components. Did you go geared or SS?
    2x10 sram. First time on 2x10,was somewhat concerned about the low gearing for climbing, but works great. First ride did 5000' of climbing, had pleanty of gearing.

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    36/22 or other combi you are using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by omega1848 View Post
    36/22 or other combi you are using?
    39x22. I found that when I was in 1st, 2nd, etc on my 3x9, I am able to do the same on the 2x10. I have to admit though, I do miss the big ring of the 3x9, you don't. seem to be able to get up to speed as quick on 2x10, but have only used for a week, so may have to get better planing ahead? Time will tell, but no regrets. yet......

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    HI Ritchey Dave,
    The Ritchey P29 mentions the steel as "Ritchey Logic II steel"...do you know anything more about this steel and how it compares to Reynolds 853?

    Thanks for your insight!

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    Any plans for a P29 with standard, fixed dropouts?
    Whining is not a strategy.

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    Lovely, I would like to get one of these for bikepacking and long xc rides. Guess I will have to spraypaint it flat black for my trans-Asia trip or risk having stones tossed at me.

    more stones than usual, I mean!

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    Quote Originally Posted by red bank rider View Post
    HI Ritchey Dave,
    The Ritchey P29 mentions the steel as "Ritchey Logic II steel"...do you know anything more about this steel and how it compares to Reynolds 853?

    Thanks for your insight!
    Reynolds 853 is an air-hardened, triple butted steel alloy with impressive strength properties. Itís a high quality tubeset but unfortunately somewhat limited in diameters, wall thicknesses and butting profiles, which in some applications and frame sizes, can limit a framebuilderís design options when seeking to optimize stiffness and weight.

    For the P-29 and SwissCross, we considered several standard tubing suppliers like Reynolds but instead chose to develop our own heat-treated, seamless triple-butted steel alloy to the precise wall thicknesses, tubing diameters and butting profiles, specifically designed for TIG welding. Tom Ritchey has a long history of tubing development and he found this was the best way to achieve the ride quality, weight, durability and price he intended for these frames.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
    Any plans for a P29 with standard, fixed dropouts?
    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.
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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 one with fixed dropouts and a 44mm headtube, and I'd be all over that mess.

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    Finally Complete

    Thanks Tom, it was worth the wait for this frame

    And thanks for the advice and communication Ritchey Dave.

    Looking forward to a long relationship with this one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dean Learner View Post
    Thanks Tom, it was worth the wait for this frame

    And thanks for the advice and communication Ritchey Dave.

    Looking forward to a long relationship with this one!

    Wow, that is such a sweet SS ride. I might have to build one up.

    BTW, is your front tire mounted backwards?
    Enjoy the ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dean Learner View Post
    Thanks Tom, it was worth the wait for this frame

    And thanks for the advice and communication Ritchey Dave.

    Looking forward to a long relationship with this one!
    Love those blinglespeeds!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RCMTB View Post
    BTW, is your front tire mounted backwards?
    You made me to go check, the tread certainly makes you think so but no I did install it correctly (surprisingly in my sleep deprived state!!).

    If it was on backwards I was going to reverse the tyres on my other bikes as the traction was superb!

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    wowwww

    Just love that frame so bad!!!

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    How stiff is the P-29 during peddaling? And has anyone ridden one on step technical descents? Some say it's a "racey" layout but the 70 degree HA seems like it might do well on rocky steeps? Anyone have any experience riding it on those types of trails? I'm in So Cal and we have a lot of those. Thanks.

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    I've got several hundred miles on my P-29er so far in the Rocky Mountains. It's been a fantastic bike. Laterally stiff, but still pretty comfy. I wouldn't exactly say that this bike is made for steep and tech descents, but it's damn capable for the xc bike that it is. That said, I just raced the B68 in Breckenridge this past weekend on the Ritchey. Despite my slow climbing and mid pack finish, I did not once get passed on a descent. In fact, that's about the only place I did any passing I played around with cockpit setup quite a bit to get this bike to my liking. Once I got 'er dialed in, the thing rocks! I'd feel comfortable taking it down anything we've got in our area, and there's plenty of steep and tech gnarly around these parts.
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    Hi Ritchey Dave - I have a quick question,

    Have just seen some pics of the new P-275 (bikerumor website... prototype?) and it looks truly fantastic! I want to eventually pull the trigger on a P-29 but the thing that immediately struck me about the P-275 is the curve added to the seatstays - It looks beautiful, seems like it could add a little compliance, simplify the frame and reduce weight a bit. All good points for those of us who want a sweet steel hardtail and don't plan to ever go SS. The article suggested this was done based on the majority of P-29 buyers using gears but I've seen your comment above from earlier this year suggesting that Ritchey may not go that direction.

    Any movement from that position? Would absolutely love to see that design worked into the P-29 & that would definitely seal the deal for me.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck D View Post
    Hi Ritchey Dave - I have a quick question,

    Have just seen some pics of the new P-275 (bikerumor website... prototype?) and it looks truly fantastic! I want to eventually pull the trigger on a P-29 but the thing that immediately struck me about the P-275 is the curve added to the seatstays - It looks beautiful, seems like it could add a little compliance, simplify the frame and reduce weight a bit. All good points for those of us who want a sweet steel hardtail and don't plan to ever go SS. The article suggested this was done based on the majority of P-29 buyers using gears but I've seen your comment above from earlier this year suggesting that Ritchey may not go that direction.

    Any movement from that position? Would absolutely love to see that design worked into the P-29 & that would definitely seal the deal for me.

    Thanks!
    The article states that the seatstay bend is to clear the brake caliper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slocaus View Post
    The article states that the seatstay bend is to clear the brake caliper.
    Either way, it's an elegant solution.

    Good to see Ritchey making a few stunning MTB frames! Keep 'em coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck D View Post
    Hi Ritchey Dave - I have a quick question,

    Have just seen some pics of the new P-275 (bikerumor website... prototype?) and it looks truly fantastic! I want to eventually pull the trigger on a P-29 but the thing that immediately struck me about the P-275 is the curve added to the seatstays - It looks beautiful, seems like it could add a little compliance, simplify the frame and reduce weight a bit. All good points for those of us who want a sweet steel hardtail and don't plan to ever go SS. The article suggested this was done based on the majority of P-29 buyers using gears but I've seen your comment above from earlier this year suggesting that Ritchey may not go that direction.

    Any movement from that position? Would absolutely love to see that design worked into the P-29 & that would definitely seal the deal for me.

    Thanks!
    Great question.

    The P-29er received slider dropouts due to the already-strong popularity of singlespeed 29erís in the market. However the slider dropouts do bring a weight penalty, and for the 650B we wanted to cut some of that weight since some of our P-29er customers had already voiced a desire to have non-slider drops on that model. Itís tough to make everyone happy and weíre sorry we canít offer both frames in both options!

    There's no plans to change the P-29er at the moment, but that doesn't mean we never will.
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    Understood, and thanks for the info Dave!

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    Can't wait for the P-275 to arrive in South Africa. That said, I love my P-29er
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    Cyclesport has the p29er on sale for $699!. Wish i had the patience to have waited until now. Otherwise kudos to you buyers. This is a great deal on a great bike

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    AM 29er

    upgrade with 120 mm Manitou Minute fork 50 mm stem... work very well
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    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
    Why are there so many threads about cheap ass bikes?

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    So, I have a question for the Ritchey Owners and/or Ritchey Dave, what's the bottom bracket height on the p29er and P275 frames? Alas, the geometry chart on the Ritchey website doesn't list one. Kind of curious how these fair in rooty rocky conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojopin View Post
    So, I have a question for the Ritchey Owners and/or Ritchey Dave, what's the bottom bracket height on the p29er and P275 frames? Alas, the geometry chart on the Ritchey website doesn't list one. Kind of curious how these fair in rooty rocky conditions.
    A 19" P-29er, with a 100mm travel fork and 2.1 tires, has a BB height of 320mm. Once we get our P650B unpacked from Interbike I'll let you know what the height is on that.
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