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    Dave, Any disc road/cross forks in the works?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaipaki348 View Post
    Hi Dave
    Awesome having this resource to answer question!
    Sorry but a roadie question first.
    Am really keen on the new road logic frame set but wondering about size. I'm 189cm tall and typically ride a 58cm frame but see the road logic comes in either 57 or 59. Wondering what frame size I should go for and whether there's a pic of a 59cm road logic built up??
    Also keen to get a p275 (they look amazing), what frame size would you recommend.
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    I'm glad to hear we hit on the mark for you on not one but two frames this year! As far as frame sizing, I'm always hesitant to make any suggestions over this forum regarding that. There are so many variables to take into consideration that while a 59 fits great for Angelo, our Marketing Manager and his Fausto Coppi legs, my stubby legs prefer a 57, and we're the same height! I suggest you talk to your bike shop, they'll know based on your measurements, riding style, and components group, what size frames will be ideal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BShow View Post
    Dave, Any disc road/cross forks in the works?
    Yes...and that's unfortunately all I can say right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ritchey_dave View Post
    I'm glad to hear we hit on the mark for you on not one but two frames this year! As far as frame sizing, I'm always hesitant to make any suggestions over this forum regarding that. There are so many variables to take into consideration that while a 59 fits great for Angelo, our Marketing Manager and his Fausto Coppi legs, my stubby legs prefer a 57, and we're the same height! I suggest you talk to your bike shop, they'll know based on your measurements, riding style, and components group, what size frames will be ideal.
    Thanks Dave. Any chance of posting pics of the 57 and 59 built up?? Also just realised that this should be in the roadie forums. Apologies for that. Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaipaki348 View Post
    Thanks Dave. Any chance of posting pics of the 57 and 59 built up?? Also just realised that this should be in the roadie forums. Apologies for that. Cheers
    Unfortunately we only have photos of the 55 built up.
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    Ritchey_dave, very interested in the p275 Frame any idea on what the timeline is on release of this frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by derrgti View Post
    Ritchey_dave, very interested in the p275 Frame any idea on what the timeline is on release of this frame?
    They should be available around the middle of December.
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    Hi Dave,

    two questions concerning the new tandem (DoubleSwitchback). Can you say anything concerning availability? And: Do you know about hub width? 135, 145, 160 mm?

    Any info would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerolf View Post
    Hi Dave,

    two questions concerning the new tandem (DoubleSwitchback). Can you say anything concerning availability? And: Do you know about hub width? 135, 145, 160 mm?

    Any info would be great.

    Thanks,

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    Availability will be limited as this is a pretty niche product. If you're pretty sure you want one I'd suggest placing a preorder with your shop.

    The rear spacing is 135mm.
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    Quick question as I've been googling for this answer. What is the max tire clearance for the Swiss Cross?

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    Hi Dave,

    Is there a rider weight limit for new WCS Trail carbon seatpost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by webmstrk9 View Post
    Dave

    Quick question as I've been googling for this answer. What is the max tire clearance for the Swiss Cross?
    The limiting factor for the SwissCross is the frame, which handles up to 35mm, give or take a little depending on the manufacturer. The fork can handle up to 45mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToniR View Post
    Hi Dave,

    Is there a rider weight limit for new WCS Trail carbon seatpost?
    Tom Ritchey doesn't believe in producing products with weight limits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ritchey_dave View Post
    Tom Ritchey doesn't believe in producing products with weight limits.
    Thanks Dave, this was the answer I wanted to hear!
    I guess it is now clear, which brand my next seatpost will be

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    Hi Dave,

    Been looking for the WCS Carbon Vantage II 29's. Really like that these are Centerlock, as I prefer it.

    I can't seem to find any though, nor can I find any people that have actually ridden them/purchased them for feedback.

    Can you give me some info? When available? Any sort of warranty?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by jochribs View Post
    Been looking for the WCS Carbon Vantage II 29's. Really like that these are Centerlock, as I prefer it.

    I can't seem to find any though, nor can I find any people that have actually ridden them/purchased them for feedback.

    Can you give me some info? When available? Any sort of warranty?
    Of course I'm going to say they're great, but they really are great! Wide profile, bladderless monocoque constructed, tubeless ready rims. Industry standard (not quirky brand specific that you can't find anywhere) spokes lace these rims to reliable 6 pawl, 12-point micro-clutch engagement hubs (super fast engagement). The weight on these guys is pretty competitive as well. Not much info or reviews yet because they just hit the market a few weeks ago.

    The warranty on them is the same as all our products, 1 year against manufacturer defects. However regardless of how old the product is our warranty manager assesses everything that comes our way and he's a pretty reasonable dude.
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    Thank you Dave, that explains why feedback has been hard to find. I had thought that these wheels had been out for over a year at this point.

    This might have been asked in the thread much earlier, but do the wheels come with the other hub fittings (15, 142 etc.)?

    **also, will the wheels have a possible 135 x10 (thru) conversion as well?
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    What does Tom ride/race?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jochribs View Post
    Thank you Dave, that explains why feedback has been hard to find. I had thought that these wheels had been out for over a year at this point.

    This might have been asked in the thread much earlier, but do the wheels come with the other hub fittings (15, 142 etc.)?

    **also, will the wheels have a possible 135 x10 (thru) conversion as well?
    They will come setup for QR15mm for the front and standard 135x10 QR for the rear. The front can be converted to a standard QR, and the rear can be converted to a 142x12.
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    Quote Originally Posted by limba View Post
    What does Tom ride/race?
    Tom still rides 10,000 miles a year, and the majority of those miles are on a Ritchey Break Away road bike. He also logs a lot of miles on his prototype Ritchey Break Away tandem. In the past Tom’s been known to race on various Scott carbon mountain bikes due to Ritchey’s tight relationship with Thomas Frischknecht and the Scott Swisspower mountain bike team, but most recently he’s excited to race on his steel Ritchey P-650b.
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    Thank you. That's exactly what I was curious about. I've seen pictures of Tom on the Breakaway. I figured Scott would set him up with anything he wanted and I was going to ask if he was personally into the 650B thing or if he thought it was a smart business decision for Ritchey.
    A titanium 650B painted black like the road bike but with natural Ti. seat and chain stays would be something to think about. Just saying...

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    Question for Ritchey Dave.

    Got a P-29er frame and built it up. Awesome to ride and race. Raced it tonight and won the masters and 3rd overall against cat 1.

    I'm running a Rtchey WCS 27.2 seatpost but it is really loose in the frame and keeps slipping down. Looking at the frame, the seat tube splays out from the clamp and then goes narrow again below where the seat stays join. Is it meant to do this? Tried other 27.2 seatposts and they all seem loose. Appreciate your help.

    Cheers

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    Hi
    I just realized the used bike I bought 20 years ago is a Ritchey and would like to find out the year and model. Serial # 19E8. It looks like a 1987 Timberlake. Can you help?

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    Are there any plans to expand the Ritchey Classic line to include to mountain riser bars? I love that you are making high quality road gear in polished silver as an option instead of the normal black/white that is too commonplace.

    Any plans to redesign the seatpost to allow for independent fore/aft and tilt adjustments? Not a big deal but something most other designs offer.

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    Any chance of the Plexus coming back as a 650B or 29er? An XX1 Plexus would be pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaipaki348 View Post
    Question for Ritchey Dave.

    Got a P-29er frame and built it up. Awesome to ride and race. Raced it tonight and won the masters and 3rd overall against cat 1.

    I'm running a Rtchey WCS 27.2 seatpost but it is really loose in the frame and keeps slipping down. Looking at the frame, the seat tube splays out from the clamp and then goes narrow again below where the seat stays join. Is it meant to do this? Tried other 27.2 seatposts and they all seem loose. Appreciate your help.

    Cheers
    Nice job on the race! Any pics of you crossing that finish line?

    As far as the seat tube, it should look like that but it shouldn't be slipping. I recommend bringing it back to the shop you bought it from and having them take a look. If they can't figure it out, have them call us. We'll make sure you get things proper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePluvial View Post
    Hi
    I just realized the used bike I bought 20 years ago is a Ritchey and would like to find out the year and model. Serial # 19E8. It looks like a 1987 Timberlake. Can you help?
    Check out Oldmountainbikes.com, they have an extremely comprehensive database of old Ritcheys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTscoob View Post
    Are there any plans to expand the Ritchey Classic line to include to mountain riser bars? I love that you are making high quality road gear in polished silver as an option instead of the normal black/white that is too commonplace.

    Any plans to redesign the seatpost to allow for independent fore/aft and tilt adjustments? Not a big deal but something most other designs offer.
    There are no plans at the moment, but it's definitely something to look into. The Classic line has been a much bigger hit than we'd originally thought it to be.

    Funny you should ask about redesigning the seatpost, we have a pretty cool concept that should be hitting the market soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by limba View Post
    Any chance of the Plexus coming back as a 650B or 29er? An XX1 Plexus would be pretty cool.
    I'm with you on that one! The popularity of our frames has been a huge surprise. As a result there's all sorts of talk about various model names and concepts to revitalize. Unfortunately, I can't talk about any of it yet.
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    Serial # Info

    Oldmountainbikes.com[/URL], they have an extremely comprehensive database of old Ritcheys.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks. I found some info. Great resource!

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    Hi Dave,
    I mentioned ages ago the possibility of ordering a 26" P-Team frame and decided against that as a special order just seemed too hard.

    I am now looking at the P-29er and wondering on size. I am 170cm with an inseam of 81.5cm, normally ride 17" mtb with 100mm stem and 54cm road with reach of 54cm. Mtb reach is around 56cm.

    My concern with all 29er hardtail frames is standover height.
    All I have tried feel great in M size but alas, no standover clearance.

    Is a small P-29er frame going to suit me as most of my bikes (MTB) are about the same TT length give ot take 5mm.

    I realise you are not a fan of recommending sizes here, just after some advice as without some standover clearance I really think this could endanger my nether regions

    Thanks in advance Dave
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    If the actual top tube length (560mm) works for you I think you should be fine with a small. Just make sure you get a long seatpost (400mm or more).
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    Thanks Dave, will compare some more measurements and see how I go

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    I'd like to run a Rohloff out back....can I replace the nondrive side slider with a paragon rohloff slider?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenndandy View Post
    I'd like to run a Rohloff out back....can I replace the nondrive side slider with a paragon rohloff slider?
    We haven't tried this, but based on the similarities between our dropouts and Paragon's, I believe it'd work.
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    I'm 6'1" Which P-275 might you advise 19 or 21?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkatesCool View Post
    I'm 6'1" Which P-275 might you advise 19 or 21?
    I wish I could give you an easy answer but frame size is dependent on a lot of variables. If you're not sure I'd suggest consulting with your local bike shop or bike fitter who knows your personal measurements, riding preferences, and the components you plan on using. These things all play a huge role in what frame size you pick. Good luck and thanks for choosing a Ritchey.
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    Dave, what does WCS mean and why is it used everywhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Club Mud View Post
    Dave, what does WCS mean and why is it used everywhere?
    WCS stands for World Championship Series. We're proud to say many have won the World Championships on bikes equiped with Ritchey components. This is why we use it to denote our top tier line of products. Lastly, it's used everywhere because it's the best!
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    Hi Dave,

    So I bought a Superlogic Flat 10D hbar, and want pair it with a C260 stem but I can't seem to put it in properly. Is there a method to put it in without damaging the bar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by acidicboy View Post
    Hi Dave,

    So I bought a Superlogic Flat 10D hbar, and want pair it with a C260 stem but I can't seem to put it in properly. Is there a method to put it in without damaging the bar?
    It can get a little tight at the bulge bend. Take it slow with the body of the stem on the outside of the bend. If it's still too tight, a little light sanding of the edges of the stem clamp usually is all it takes to get it on.

    Hope this helps.
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    thanks, Dave... will try that. cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ritchey_dave View Post
    It can get a little tight at the bulge bend. Take it slow with the body of the stem on the outside of the bend. If it's still too tight, a little light sanding of the edges of the stem clamp usually is all it takes to get it on.

    Hope this helps.
    Quote Originally Posted by acidicboy View Post
    thanks, Dave... will try that. cheers!
    Hey Dave,

    I tried sliding the stem down the middle of the bar, stem body outside the bulge but it still won't go any further without possibly scratching the bar surface. Is there a video somewhere on how to install it? I tried searching and all I could find was the C260 and a road handlebar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acidicboy View Post
    Hey Dave,

    I tried sliding the stem down the middle of the bar, stem body outside the bulge but it still won't go any further without possibly scratching the bar surface. Is there a video somewhere on how to install it? I tried searching and all I could find was the C260 and a road handlebar.
    Hmmm, if you've tried both the things mentioned above, you might want to bring it back to the shop to have them take a look. It shouldn't be that hard to get it installed.
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    thanks.. think I'll leave this with the mechanic.

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    Hi Dave,

    What is the recommended torque for the WCS Trail Carbon Link Seat Post saddle clamp?

    I am not sure if I'm blind, but could'nt find it from the instructions...

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    Hi Dave,

    For the P-650B, what fork axle to crown measurement is meant to go with that posted geo chart? In other words, what forks are made to fit that frame? 26, newer 27.5?

    Also, what is the BB height of the frame built up? (I realize tires and other things make a difference, just a ballpark would be nice.) Thanks-

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    Hi Dave, what is the rear dropout spacing on a 2013 Swiss Cross? 130mm or 135mm? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ritchey_dave View Post
    Hi All!

    Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm the spokesperson here at Ritchey Design USA and I'd like to invite anyone who has any questions or comments about our products to post them here on the Ritchey / Syncros Forum. I'll do my best to respond and help you understand the vast array of bicycle components we have to offer.

    Here at Ritchey we all ride and are extremely passionate and proud of everything we produce. Please don't be shy. Let us know what you think!

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    Hi Dave just picked up a WCS carbon fork with post mount disc tabs and having a hard time setting up the front brake.

    Brakes are hope mini an the rotor tabs touch the tabs ( i9 hub ) so tried a solid 160 ( not floating ) and that clears barely but the caliper sits weird on it. Any ideas ? Didn't want to switch brakes but thought I ask first.

    Thx

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    Hi Ritchey Dave,
    I'm considering to go SRAM XX crankset on my P29er. Can the P29er handle Qfactor 156 for all double chainring sizes up front?
    What XX or XO FD do you recommend for the P29er? High mount, low mount? Obviously Top-Pull.

    Thanks

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    I think our Ritchey Rep has disappeared.
    Anyway for those who need to know, Q156 crank will fit on a Ritchey P29er

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    does anyone have experience with the alloy WCS vantage wheels preferably 29er but ill take what i can get because there doesnt seem to be alot of info on them

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToniR View Post
    Hi Dave,

    What is the recommended torque for the WCS Trail Carbon Link Seat Post saddle clamp?

    I am not sure if I'm blind, but could'nt find it from the instructions...
    Whoops. I've been sleeping on the job. 16Nm
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    Quote Originally Posted by george7117 View Post
    Hi Dave,

    For the P-650B, what fork axle to crown measurement is meant to go with that posted geo chart? In other words, what forks are made to fit that frame? 26, newer 27.5?

    Also, what is the BB height of the frame built up? (I realize tires and other things make a difference, just a ballpark would be nice.) Thanks-

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    DG,
    The P-650B is designed for forks with 100mm of travel. Some brands make forks that are interchangeable between 650B and 26, those will work. Also 650B/27.5 specific forks will work as well. Sorry for the late reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange_Turner View Post
    Hi Dave, what is the rear dropout spacing on a 2013 Swiss Cross? 130mm or 135mm? Thanks!
    The spacing is 130mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by g-t- View Post
    Hi Dave just picked up a WCS carbon fork with post mount disc tabs and having a hard time setting up the front brake.

    Brakes are hope mini an the rotor tabs touch the tabs ( i9 hub ) so tried a solid 160 ( not floating ) and that clears barely but the caliper sits weird on it. Any ideas ? Didn't want to switch brakes but thought I ask first.

    Thx
    If you haven't already, take it back to where you bought it and have them contact us for a warranty evaluation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by red bank rider View Post
    Hi Ritchey Dave,
    I'm considering to go SRAM XX crankset on my P29er. Can the P29er handle Qfactor 156 for all double chainring sizes up front?
    What XX or XO FD do you recommend for the P29er? High mount, low mount? Obviously Top-Pull.
    Yes, it will handle all chainring sizes with 156 Q Factor.

    I suggest a low mount for your front derailleur.
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    Dave - any updates on the availability of the new carbon CX disc fork (non-tapered)?

    Also - Swiss-Cross in a disc version? Please tell me that it's in the works!

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    We're expecting the Carbon CX Disc forks around February.
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    My understanding of the 650b frame is that it has a straight 1 1/8 headset. I may be able to find a fork if I REAAALLLY search, but in 5 years I think that finding a replacement would be nearly impossible. Are there plans to add a tapered head tube to the frame??

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    Strangely enough, there are more brands coming out with straight tube 650b forks every year, so I don't know if in 5 years you'll be out of luck. At this rate you'll have more choices.

    As far as a tapered head tube version coming out soon, I'm unfortunately not privy to that kind of info.

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    My understanding of the 650b frame is that it has a straight 1 1/8 headset. I may be able to find a fork if I REAAALLLY search, but in 5 years I think that finding a replacement would be nearly impossible. Are there plans to add a tapered head tube to the frame??
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    Is it ok to use a Superlogic stem on a 29er cx mtn bike? Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g-bike View Post
    Is it ok to use a Superlogic stem on a 29er cx mtn bike? Thank you.
    No problem!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ritchey_dave View Post
    We're expecting the Carbon CX Disc forks around February.
    So, around February, huh?

    Hey look - it's February!

    CX Disc fork coming soon?

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    I said "expecting"...

    Unfortunately they're a little delayed. ETA TBD
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    hey ritchey_dave,
    New to this site but a looong time Ritchey rider/owner/loyalist - my bought my 1st Ritchey in '84. I met Tom in '03 at the Clif Bar Epiphany Ride. I'd say I rode with him but that was really not the case...

    I am just building my 2nd Swiss Cross (pix of 1st below) after selling it (why, I'll never know...) last spring to build my P-650b. I missed it so much I just bought another frame and I am converting most of my CX parts over.

    My question: I have discovered a crack in the paint in the top tube of my P-650b! About 3/4 of an in back from forward most cable braze-on. Paint is cracked about 1/3 way around the tube. I have returned it to my local shop (and back to that NORthern bike CO) for warranty review (they have a frame in my size and I fully expect them to take care of it) but I am curious if there have been other similar cracks in the steel P-650b frames? Possibly related to the carbon rigid forks? Early production issues? Other ideas?

    I recco this is a tough thing to comment on and I am not switching brands - just looking for some possible insight.

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    [QUOTE=mctee;10984804]hey ritchey_dave,
    New to this site but a looong time Ritchey rider/owner/loyalist - my bought my 1st Ritchey in '84. I met Tom in '03 at the Clif Bar Epiphany Ride. I'd say I rode with him but that was really not the case...

    I am just building my 2nd Swiss Cross (pix of 1st below) after selling it (why, I'll never know...) last spring to build my P-650b. I missed it so much I just bought another frame and I am converting most of my CX parts over.

    My question: I have discovered a crack in the paint in the top tube of my P-650b! About 3/4 of an in back from forward most cable braze-on. Paint is cracked about 1/3 way around the tube. I have returned it to my local shop (and back to that NORthern bike CO) for warranty review (they have a frame in my size and I fully expect them to take care of it) but I am curious if there have been other similar cracks in the steel P-650b frames? Possibly related to the carbon rigid forks? Early production issues? Other ideas?

    I recco this is a tough thing to comment on and I am not switching brands - just looking for some possible insight.
    QUOTE]

    Great looking bikes! Glad to hear you enjoyed that Swisscross so much. As far as the crack, I sit next to Ritchey's Warranty Manager and he's like the Maytag repair man. The few calls he does take are typically shipping damage. Of course with anything you'll occasionally have issues but we have not seen a regular thing with frames cracking. We have a good number of employees riding P-650b frames and the majority of them have rigid forks and none of them have had any cracking. So get that one squared away and ride with confidence.
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    Thanks for the quick response, ritchey_dave. I dropped by my local shop just before they closed tonight and local west coast CDN dist has already shipped the replacement frame. Shop will have it tomorrow!

    The Dist Rep was apparently in earlier today and was checking out / drooling over my new Swiss Cross which is 95% complete. Looks like I'll be able to pick up TWO new Ritchey's before the weekend!

    This wasn't shipping damage as I have been riding it for 6 months. No other options considered, tho. All my bikes are steel and after having owned and ridden several high end carbon and al road and mtn bikes, I always come back to steel. And Ritchey's, it seems.

    Its amazing how many looks and questions my P-650b gets on the trails. Riders always check this thing out and its amazing how many riders have never ridden (or seen!) a full rigid bike or a bike that weights 20lbs (they missed the early 90's, I guess)!

    The CX bike I just retired is a 1991 Brodie Romax tange boat anchor but man I loved that bike. It did everything: CX racer / mtn bike (I love freaking out all the fully padded up free-riders in my full road lycra on a fendered cx bike at local rides!) / winter roadie bike / commuter.
    The Swiss Cross handles so much better and I am really looking forward to ripping trails on it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mctee View Post
    Thanks for the quick response, ritchey_dave. I dropped by my local shop just before they closed tonight and local west coast CDN dist has already shipped the replacement frame. Shop will have it tomorrow!

    The Dist Rep was apparently in earlier today and was checking out / drooling over my new Swiss Cross which is 95% complete. Looks like I'll be able to pick up TWO new Ritchey's before the weekend!

    This wasn't shipping damage as I have been riding it for 6 months. No other options considered, tho. All my bikes are steel and after having owned and ridden several high end carbon and al road and mtn bikes, I always come back to steel. And Ritchey's, it seems.

    Its amazing how many looks and questions my P-650b gets on the trails. Riders always check this thing out and its amazing how many riders have never ridden (or seen!) a full rigid bike or a bike that weights 20lbs (they missed the early 90's, I guess)!

    The CX bike I just retired is a 1991 Brodie Romax tange boat anchor but man I loved that bike. It did everything: CX racer / mtn bike (I love freaking out all the fully padded up free-riders in my full road lycra on a fendered cx bike at local rides!) / winter roadie bike / commuter.
    The Swiss Cross handles so much better and I am really looking forward to ripping trails on it!
    Man, you're our kind of guy mctee! Glad to have you out there representing us!
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    Glad to see the new Swiss Cross is now disc!

    New wheels, bars, stems, and frames from Ritchey - BikeRadar

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    Ritchey_Dave,

    Is there a torque spec for the P-29er's seat post clamp or is it all about the torque spec of the seat post?

    Thanks!

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    In short, tight enough. A torque spec for something like that would be defined by the seatpost rather than the frame. Since everyone's seatpost makeup is different it's hard to give just one number. So tighten it up just till you can't move it with a hard shove and you'll be alright.

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    Ritchey_Dave,

    Is there a torque spec for the P-29er's seat post clamp or is it all about the torque spec of the seat post?

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    Hi Dave,

    according to the ritcheylogic.com the P-29 frame has sliding dropouts, while on the next photo it has definitely normal/vertical dropouts - in addition that frame has the wcs colors on the seattube in contrast to the photos on ritcheylogic.com

    http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p5pb10035908/p5pb10035908.jpg

    Could you please clarify that differences?

    I think more people would buy the P-29 if it was available with the standard vertical dropouts..

    Thank you

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    I believe you're confusing the P-29er with the P-650B.


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    Hi Dave,

    according to the ritcheylogic.com the P-29 frame has sliding dropouts, while on the next photo it has definitely normal/vertical dropouts - in addition that frame has the wcs colors on the seattube in contrast to the photos on ritcheylogic.com

    http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p5pb10035908/p5pb10035908.jpg

    Could you please clarify that differences?

    I think more people would buy the P-29 if it was available with the standard vertical dropouts..

    Thank you

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    http://ep1.pinkbike.org/<wbr>p5pb10035908/p5pb10035908.jpg


    check the text on the toptube: "P-29er"
    check the droput: vertical! - not the "sliding" one

    Quote Originally Posted by LJ123 View Post
    I believe you're confusing the P-29er with the P-650B.

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    I see what you mean. That may be one of the prototype P-29ers. Maybe Ritchey Dave will fill us in.

    Quote Originally Posted by zmajor View Post
    http://ep1.pinkbike.org/<wbr>p5pb10035908/p5pb10035908.jpg


    check the text on the toptube: "P-29er"
    check the droput: vertical! - not the "sliding" one

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    Not sure where that photo came from but it's true, our next version P-29er will come with vertical dropouts.
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    When do you plan to release that version approximately? - Please say that in the near future whitin some weeks!

    Does the headtube remain or it will be also upgraded to 44mm?

    Quote Originally Posted by ritchey_dave View Post
    Not sure where that photo came from but it's true, our next version P-29er will come with vertical dropouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zmajor View Post
    When do you plan to release that version approximately? - Please say that in the near future whitin some weeks!

    Does the headtube remain or it will be also upgraded to 44mm?
    Owww, unfortunately all questions I can't answer right now.
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    Do you know when the new carbon cx disk fork will be available? What rotor size will it be compatible with, 160mm with or without adaptor? Thanks in advance for your answer.

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    It is designed to work with both 140mm or 160mm (with adaptor) rotors. We're expecting them early June.
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    I have a 2-bolt Ritchey WCS carbon Trail seatpost and I can't find the correct torque on the seatpost anywhere. Can someone help me please because I don't want to damage the post.
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    The saddle rail clamp is 12Nm. If you're talking about seatpost collar clamp, there's no torque specification for that from us cause it varies depending on the frame and collar.

    Quote Originally Posted by aandegrens View Post
    I have a 2-bolt Ritchey WCS carbon Trail seatpost and I can't find the correct torque on the seatpost anywhere. Can someone help me please because I don't want to damage the post.
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    Thanks Dave ,
    I meant the rail camp. Shouldn't it be on the clamp anywhere?
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    Yeah, that would be a good idea. I'll pass that along to product development.
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    curious if the SPEEDMAX CROSS tires are compatible with tire sealant? i know that some tires will seperate and have bulges from the sealant. im going to be needing a new set of gravel tires and the 700x40s look great

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    BTW...the Ritchey WCS Shield 29 x 2.10 tire is the FASTEST/GRIPPIEST XC/Marathon race tire I ever ridden!

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    Quote Originally Posted by killarbb View Post
    curious if the SPEEDMAX CROSS tires are compatible with tire sealant? i know that some tires will seperate and have bulges from the sealant. im going to be needing a new set of gravel tires and the 700x40s look great
    Unfortunately they are not a tubeless tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachariah View Post
    BTW...the Ritchey WCS Shield 29 x 2.10 tire is the FASTEST/GRIPPIEST XC/Marathon race tire I ever ridden!

    Outperforms:
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    I think so, but I might be a little biased. Thanks for the accolades!
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    Ritchey_Dave,

    First of all, love my SS P-29er. Fits me like a glove and it's a blast to ride. However, I have seatpost slippage issues. I've already shredded a carbon post due to slippage and I'm in the process of shredding a Ritchey WCS alloy link post that won't stay put. I'm afraid to crank down as hard as I can on the seatpost bolt so I'm wondering if carbon grease would solve the problem. My question is, will a carbon grease corrode the seat tube? Also, if I eventually over tighten the seatpost clamp and do damage, is that warrantable? Thx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJ123 View Post
    Ritchey_Dave,

    First of all, love my SS P-29er. Fits me like a glove and it's a blast to ride. However, I have seatpost slippage issues. I've already shredded a carbon post due to slippage and I'm in the process of shredding a Ritchey WCS alloy link post that won't stay put. I'm afraid to crank down as hard as I can on the seatpost bolt so I'm wondering if carbon grease would solve the problem. My question is, will a carbon grease corrode the seat tube? Also, if I eventually over tighten the seatpost clamp and do damage, is that warrantable? Thx.
    Glad to hear you're enjoying the frame. Sorry to hear you're having issues. Carbon paste would work if you're using a carbon post. Otherwise I'd just tighten it down more so that it doesn't slip. We haven't had any warranties regarding our seat tubes being too big so my guess is maybe you can go with a little more tightening on the clamp bolt. This will not void the warranty. If you continue to have a problem, bring it to your local bike shop and have them take a look. They can then contact our warranty department if they see it as a problem.
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    I am wanting to get a shorter stem for my bike it currently has a Ritchey Comp stem and bar and the information provided with my bike says its a 31.4mm stem and bar but when looking at Ritchey's products I could not find this size so have I been misinformed or is this a bit of an odd size?
    The bike is a 2013 Cell pioneer.

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    We do not make anything in a 31.4 size. 31.8 is the industry standard for bar clamp diameter. Older bikes used 25.4 and 26.0. Some companies are putting out 35 bar and stems right now. I've never heard of 31.4, my guess is it was a typo.
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    Thank you for your response much appreciated.

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    Ritchey Rep here to answer all you questions

    Hi I posted this a few days ago but nobody has responded, can you help me..?


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    Ritchey site does not include wheelbase information in frame geometry. Wheelbase for p-team, p-27.5 in 19"? Thank you.

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    Ritchey-Dave,

    Safe to use a WCS Link Carbon seatpost on my P-29er? Most sites list it as a road post...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJ123 View Post
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    Safe to use a WCS Link Carbon seatpost on my P-29er? Most sites list it as a road post...
    Totally safe.
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    I don't have that particular number as it varies based on tires and fork used. Why do you ask? Are you just interested in handling characteristics. If that's the case, our chainstays on both these frames are on the slightly longer end to allow a more stable all day ride. Based on the fork and tires you choose you can increase or decrease this slightly. Let me know if you have a more specific question you want me to help answer.


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    Ritchey site does not include wheelbase information in frame geometry. Wheelbase for p-team, p-27.5 in 19"? Thank you.
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