• 12-02-2012
    ignazjr
    P-29er custom build with cool mods
    I built up this P-29er at the beginning of the summer and it's been nothing short of amazing.
    http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/q...y/P1010271.jpg

    I've got quite a few rides in on 'er so far. Everything from rocky steep technical to paved roads and dirt roads and everything in between. The P-29er is pretty much everything I could've asked for from a hardtail.

    Sooo, how to improve it? Thru Axle! Fortunately, I had converted my REEB singlespeed to thru axle earlier this year so I had some dropouts laying around. The Paragon sliders on my REEB are an exact fit to the sliding dropouts on the Ritchey.
    http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/q...y/P1010689.jpg
    http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/q...y/P1010692.jpg

    Plus, doing this you can kill 2 birds with one stone and git rid of your brake adaptor as well. Post mount slider!

    http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/q...y/P1010687.jpg

    The ride? Doesn't change the comfort of the bike at all, but noticeable is stiffness under power and instant power delivery. Definitely worth it if you're looking for a little something extra out of your Ritchey. Do it!

    Ritchey Dave, I know it's more expensive, but this is definitely an option that you guys should explore :)
  • 12-04-2012
    red bank rider
    fantastic! - can you comment what size thru axle is that? 12mm?

    Which paragon model # dropouts is that?

    Also - have you experimented to exactly where on the P29 sliders is the axle best suited for? You seem to have your about 5mm from full front. I had mine pushed all the way forward, but I'm looking for a bit more stability.
  • 12-04-2012
    ignazjr
    It's the dropouts for 12x142 DT Swiss. I've played around with thru axles on a few bikes and prefer the DT. Dropouts are B4027 and B4028.
  • 12-05-2012
    ritchey_dave
    Thanks for posting. That's a cool modification and good to know that that option is out there for people.
  • 09-06-2013
    dovebiker
    Not really a mod - but managed to squeeze some Surly Knard 29x3" tyres on P29er:
    http://i.imgur.com/Cf1xt2Vl.jpg

    About 0.5mm clearance on rear meant there was constant slight tyre rub just due to tyre squirm. Took it for a 50 miler in sandy conditions just to enjoy extra grip.
  • 02-07-2014
    jvossman
    and the fact that the red rims match the seat, stem and bar ends are a bonus!