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    Ritchey P-29er SingleSpeed "Team" Build

    I won this frame on a charity auction for NICA last December and I really didn't expect to win it but nonetheless the opportunity presented itself and I didn't currently have a SS bike in my quiver so I got my thinking cap on an came up with this...

    During my research I noticed that hardly anyone builds up a Ritchey bike using all the Ritchey goodies which seem intuitive to me for the "team/factory" look so my inspiration was the P-29er Ritchey catalog bike.

    My regular whips are matching 2013 Specialized S Works Epic & Stumpjumper so the whole "steel" thing is a real departure for me and a surprise for my local bike shop mechanics when I walked in the door with the frame and started ordering the parts for it.

    I did like how the geometry correlates almost to my stumpjumpers so dialing in the fit and cockpit was a painless procedure for someone as nit-picky as myself.

    I've only gotten two rides in a pre-ride of a marathon XC race course and the actual marathon race the following day (I was originally just gonna be race support for my wife) and I had such a good time on the pre-ride that I wanted to ride it the next day rather than standing around watching the action.

    Other than being over geared for a Texas hill country course and starting in the back row of all the marathon racers I had great time on my first steel bike acquisition the bike isn't an S Works Epic by a long shot but I don't think it will gather much dust from not being used as so many of my past on a whim bike purchases have been in the past.

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    That is a great looking bike. I'm seriously considering one of those frames. Just curious as to why you didn't go with a rigid ritchey fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by serious1 View Post
    Just curious as to why you didn't go with a rigid ritchey fork?
    Been there, done that, got the t-shirt, with my last SS bike years ago can't say I enjoyed the experience.

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    Was it a rigid 29er? I've had a rigid 26er and it was very uncomfortable. The 29er was bearable especially with higher volume tires.

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    Both got tired of " keeping it real " with a ridged fork.

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    What size is the Frame and how tall are you? Just curious because im considering one but dont know what size is needed. Also, what seatpost size is needed? Thanks!

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    Ritchey P-29er SingleSpeed "Team" Build

    I have a f/s Camber Carbon but this would be a dream build for me. A P29 all pimped with Ritchey components really jumps out at you. Great looking bike.


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