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    2019 Ritchey Ultra

    Well after waiting over four months my Ritchey Ultra frame can late afternoon just before the New Year.
    But with no headset I had to wait until Friday afternoon (last delivery of the day).
    I build her up after work Saturday and got to go riding today!
    I love the feel of the bike being alive

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    Stunning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    Stunning!
    Thanks

    At last I'm enjoying riding again.

    I was so mislead going with a 3x Jones before hand.

    Well I can say I tried.

    Tom Ritchey's Ultra is great

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZPeterG View Post
    Thanks

    At last I'm enjoying riding again.

    I was so mislead going with a 3x Jones before hand.

    Well I can say I tried.

    Tom Ritchey's Ultra is great

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    Mislead? On three different Jones Bikes? How so?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    Mislead? On three different Jones Bikes? How so?...
    I liked all of Jeff Jones ideas about bike design and bike fit.
    But my first Jones LWB 24" was too big! (The smallest 29+ available at the time) and forks too stuff for hardcore mountain biking.
    My second was just too high in the top tube but the unicrown forks were much better.
    This is the one I sadly sold and is no longer available.
    My third Jones LWB Spaceframe 23" 29+ is the right size but the forks are too stuff and 29+ tyres are too heavy and slow riding.
    I have found that Jones Loop H-Bars have too much bent backwards! 45į is not comfortable.
    For me my Ritchey Ultra is the best fit and my Fox forks make hardcore mountain biking so much more comfortable to ride day after day.
    On my Ritchey I'm running with Thomson Titanium 12į handlebars that are just right for comfort day after day.
    I think that a Jones bike is designed for escentric riders.
    A Ritchey is is designed for everyone else.

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    Hmm interesting, well I'm sorry to hear that the Jones and 29+ didn't work out for you, I love 29+ myself but have no experience of a Jones Bike other than owning a pair of the H-Bars once over.

    I use the Thomson Ti bars on my Waltworks, they are perfect.

    Enjoy the bike, it is a beauty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just J View Post
    Hmm interesting, well I'm sorry to hear that the Jones and 29+ didn't work out for you, I love 29+ myself but have no experience of a Jones Bike other than owning a pair of the H-Bars once over.

    I use the Thomson Ti bars on my Waltworks, they are perfect.

    Enjoy the bike, it is a beauty!
    Thanks happy riding

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