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    New Ritchey 29er

    got these off the Ritchey twitter time line...pics from the NAHBS. good looking bike IMO:






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    Wow!, the rigid SS.

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    Sharp! I've been lucky enough to rotate a lot of different bikes through my stable over the years but one I've never been able to get my hands on and have always wanted to try is a Ritchey Plexus.

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    That is indeed good looking. I didn't know Ritchey even made frames... Isn't P-29 what Kona calls their fork or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by max5480
    I didn't know Ritchey even made frames...
    Ritchey got his start as a frame builder. He built the first MTB frames for Gary Fisher and Charlie Kelly back in the day.

    Good to see Ritchey and Breezer with some cool new frames out.

    That bike looks nice. I've always wanted a Ritchey.

    Only complaint is with the rear sliders. Don't want an SS rear end on my geared bike.

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    Yeah I don't know what I was talking about. My friend even rides a Ritchey road bike...
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    Wow that takes me back.

    A little history: back in the day ritchey made a line of bikes that ranged from the supercomp to the made in asia Ultra. He always fielded a race team and once he began the component thing in earnest he pulled out all the stops and made a frame called the P-23 for 23lbs. Which at the time was insanely light for a bike. Light tubes minimalistic details and components was its and Tom Ritchey's mantra. The bike was offered in a red white and blue paint scheme and was campaigned under Frishy among others. Later iterations included the P-21.

    As time passed I think that he segued out of frames mostly focusing on his components.

    I would totally love to have this bike. If it was made by TR then doubly so.
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    Damn!
    "Back in the day..."that was the bike!
    I had the poor man's version, a '96 Tange Prestige Stumpjumper. It was welded in Japan just like the Ritcheys of the day (I believe Mr. Ritchey did the finish work on the fillet brazed ones).

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    Oh man! Nice!!

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    It needs a unicrown fork like the p20





    imo of course.

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    1991 flashback.

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    Are these just one-offs for the display ? Who made them ? Looks very nicely done.

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    I'll have one in XL brazed by Tom himself please.

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    That looks brazed...is Tom actually making frames again (vs having them made in Taiwan like his current frames and Joe Breeze's stuff)?

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    if these are FB by himself... Super Sweet Hope it's not a one off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stahr_Nut
    Sharp! I've been lucky enough to rotate a lot of different bikes through my stable over the years but one I've never been able to get my hands on and have always wanted to try is a Ritchey Plexus.
    I always wanted one too. His swiss cross bike was very intriging too.
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    Sweet...I heard rumors of this. Nice to see it. I think that is TIG'd with thick paint, but I could be wrong.

    That moves to the top of my list for a geared 29er hardtail based purely on emotion and memories of Timbercomps and P23s.

    I love how they kept the color fade. That is where Breezer missed the boat...not having a steel version of the Lightning in 29".
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    for the folks asking about brazed vs. TIG, there are some other pics of what appear to be the unpainted frames here at this link. for some reason i cannot copy those pics:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/**************/user/RitcheyLogic

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    Owly Images
    Brazed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB2
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    Very much so...the look of a brazed steel frame is pure delight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster
    for the folks asking about brazed vs. TIG, there are some other pics of what appear to be the unpainted frames here at this link. for some reason i cannot copy those pics:

    **************/user/RitcheyLogic
    Seriously? Wow. Happy to be wrong in some ways, but I bet these will be $$ frames then.
    Still very nice.

    Ahhh...wait a minute...those pics of the brazed seat tube junction do not match the NAHMBS shots at all...cable guides, pinch bolt, etc. I think maybe there is an error here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtroy
    Seriously? Wow. Happy to be wrong in some ways, but I bet these will be $$ frames then.
    Still very nice.
    I'm glad they will be. I'll probably never end up with one, but am happy to see the legacy not being diluted

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    the bare photo doesn't seem to be the same frame as those pictured above...cable stop is on the down tube and the said down tube has no bend in it.

    regardless - it's great to see the Ritchey name on a 29er frame. Now bring on the Ritchey Megabites, Z-Maxs, Tom Slick 29ers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by agu
    the bare photo doesn't seem to be the same frame as those pictured above...cable stop is on the down tube and the said down tube has no bend in it.

    regardless - it's great to see the Ritchey name on a 29er frame. Now bring on the Ritchey Megabites, Z-Maxs, Tom Slick 29ers!
    Yeppers...ya caught me in mid-edit. Looks different to me. Frankly the TIG makes sense to me marketing wise/price wise.
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    I am very much hoping this is a production fillet brazed Ritchey and not just a show bike. Frankly I doubt that it is, but I'd love one.
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