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    Ritchey P-Team 26

    Does anyone know if this is going into production?


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    Yes, but only in Europe.
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    why would Ritchey, an American bike company, have a bike they are not selling in the US? in red, white, and blue no less...
    Like is too short to grow up, go ride a bicycle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fourflys View Post
    why would Ritchey, an American bike company, have a bike they are not selling in the US? in red, white, and blue no less...
    Ha! Yeah, it does seem a little odd. There's a shrinking demand for 26" MTB frames these days. Throw in the fact that it's at hardtail, steel, and with a sweet yet radical paint scheme and you've got a pretty small market. Too small for the US, but not for Europe. 26" seems to still be pretty popular there. Who knows though, if there's enough people asking for it, it wouldn't be too hard to bring some here. Until then we're just offering the 29" version in the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ritchey_dave View Post
    Ha! Yeah, it does seem a little odd. There's a shrinking demand for 26" MTB frames these days. Throw in the fact that it's at hardtail, steel, and with a sweet yet radical paint scheme and you've got a pretty small market. Too small for the US, but not for Europe. 26" seems to still be pretty popular there. Who knows though, if there's enough people asking for it, it wouldn't be too hard to bring some here. Until then we're just offering the 29" version in the US.
    thanks!
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    I'm canadian, 26" please.

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    I'll try and convince our Canadian distributor to bring some in. No promises though.
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    That would be sweet. What's the msrp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by guywitharitchey View Post
    That would be sweet. What's the msrp?
    To be determined, but it'll most likely be similar to the P-29er.
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    I'm gonna start saving my allowance. My '88 needs a stablemate.


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    How about New Zealand?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaipaki348 View Post
    How about New Zealand?????
    Check with our New Zealand distributor:

    Worralls
    Phone: 64 9 6360641
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    It shouldn't be hard for them to bring some in once they become available.
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    Dave,

    Any news on these? Any idea when these will come to europe? My p29 needs a little brother...

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeoman11 View Post
    Dave,

    Any news on these? Any idea when these will come to europe? My p29 needs a little brother...
    Have your local bike shop contact their Ritchey Distributor. I don't think they're ready yet but since we're not distributing them here in the US I'm not fully in the loop on those.
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    Why doesn't Ritchey just sell these from their website? Even if they take 4 weeks to arrive from.Taiwan or wherever? It would make the buying process so much easier than figuring out a way to buy it through a European dealer and have it shipped to the US at ridiculous cost no less..I.have my eye on a new p29er, but man do I have a ton of parts to finish another 26er already!

    Another question: What travel fork is this frame designed for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bryanus View Post
    Why doesn't Ritchey just sell these from their website? Even if they take 4 weeks to arrive from.Taiwan or wherever? It would make the buying process so much easier than figuring out a way to buy it through a European dealer and have it shipped to the US at ridiculous cost no less..I.have my eye on a new p29er, but man do I have a ton of parts to finish another 26er already!

    Another question: What travel fork is this frame designed for?
    You're in luck, we'll be getting a limited run of P-Team frames due to arrive in October. The P-29ers are designed for 100mm travel forks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ritchey_dave View Post
    You're in luck, we'll be getting a limited run of P-Team frames due to arrive in October. The P-29ers are designed for 100mm travel forks.
    26"? Available in the US?
    Seeking MB-2 Fork (19.3), Ritchey FD post silver 26.8

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    Yes! Very limited run though. The should be available to preorder within the next few weeks.
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    Is there a dealer near 02675? Disregard, found em
    Seeking MB-2 Fork (19.3), Ritchey FD post silver 26.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by trodaq View Post
    Is there a dealer near 02675? Disregard, found em
    I think there's a few shops in your area. They might not have frames in stock but they can definitely backorder one for you.

    Check out dealer locator Ritchey Logic to find the names and addresses of the shops in you area.
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    This is great news, well I'm in Australia and not in the market for a new bike, but brilliant that they are making it.

    And its great that they are going to be sold in the US, but I still find it odd that so many companies make stuff but then make it not available in some markets. I get the whole 29er is big and 26 isn't, but we will sell it in EU but not anywhere else (GT xizang makes me sad). I would have thought if its available in another market, you should be able to special order it in another market for extra cash...

    anyway, mumble over, good work on making this frame ritchey guys

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    Have been checkingout this Norco with Ritchey tubeset, forged dropouts etc, real deal old school

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    p-Team

    Ritchey Dave....
    so if they are in production... presumably there are some spec sheets floating around that one could drool over ? Got a p-29er myself... and said if they made them in a 26 I'd have one in a snap...

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    Would dirtworks, the Australian distributor be able to order one for me Dave?
    I have a full XTR 2x10 groupset that would be sweet on that frame. Would love to park a new era 26" Ritchey next to my yet to be completed Ritchey P23 from 1990

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushrangermtb View Post
    Ritchey Dave....
    so if they are in production... presumably there are some spec sheets floating around that one could drool over ? Got a p-29er myself... and said if they made them in a 26 I'd have one in a snap...
    Of course!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanesbw View Post
    Would dirtworks, the Australian distributor be able to order one for me Dave?
    I have a full XTR 2x10 groupset that would be sweet on that frame. Would love to park a new era 26" Ritchey next to my yet to be completed Ritchey P23 from 1990
    Yes, they should be able to special order you one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ritchey_dave View Post
    Yes, they should be able to special order you one.
    Thanks Dave

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    They're here!

    A Limited run of P-Teams are in stock and ready to ship. Available through authorized Ritchey Dealers





    More info
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    After talking to Dirt Works, it seems that it is maybe a very long shot to get a P-Team frame:

    Is it at all possible that an overseas supplier would ship to Australia?

    I really would love a 26" P-Team, I am really struggling to come to terms with having to ride anything in another wheel size

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanesbw View Post
    After talking to Dirt Works, it seems that it is maybe a very long shot to get a P-Team frame:

    Is it at all possible that an overseas supplier would ship to Australia?

    I really would love a 26" P-Team, I am really struggling to come to terms with having to ride anything in another wheel size
    Check with Excel Sports. They don't carry the P-Team but they might be willing to special order it for you. They ship all over the world.
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    Thank you for the contact Dave, have sent an email.
    Cheers
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    Hi
    Is there a difference between the p-team and the p26?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clockd View Post
    Hi
    Is there a difference between the p-team and the p26?
    There's no difference. They're the same.
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    What's the fattest rear tire that'll clear the chainstays? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgearstillrolls View Post
    What's the fattest rear tire that'll clear the chainstays? Thanks.
    Actual tire sizes vary depending on the manufacturer, so this question can be a little tough. I'd say up to 2.35 it's a safe bet it'll fit. After that...

    EDIT: a coworker has corrected me and said he wouldn't go past 2.25 and that 2.3 would be pushing it. Thought I'd mention his more conservative opinion as he's had a bit more experience with these frames and larger tire sizes.
    Last edited by ritchey_dave; 08-20-2013 at 08:25 AM.
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    You can always get Independent Fabrications to build you a Ritchey inspired frame.

    Ritchey P-Team 26-ib7gjdekjh5pr.jpg
    Last edited by limba; 08-24-2013 at 07:41 AM.

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    I was thinking along those lines actually... I'm pretty between sizes on the Ritchey and I like a fat rear tire. But then, it wouldn't be a Ritchey, would it? And I'd still be wondering...

    Here's a crazy thought; a 26x2.7 should be just about the diameter of a 650b x 2.1. Wonder what happens if I get a p275 and stuff a big fat 26" in it?

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    P-team update/

    looks to be available from the website/ P-Team Mountain Frame keep up the inovation!

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    I have 17" medium new in the box for sale $1950. Still in the box never opened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utahdan View Post
    I have 17" medium new in the box for sale $1950. Still in the box never opened.
    Hello! Is the frame still in the box? relevant? extreme price?

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    For the reference of Bike-archeologists in the future.

    So I have a P-Team 26, recently built, and through my experience and research I have a few things to share to this dead thread. If you've found one of these bikes and are looking for more detailed info this is for you.

    So first off geometry. There is an image on this thread containing a geo chart, but the info is a bit incomplete. Using bike cad and measurements off my own frame I made a more fleshed out geo chart.
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    this is for a size large, so called 19 inch. On the left is the stock geometry, and the right, we have the changes using a 465 axle to crown rigid fork, with a 45mm offset. This slackens the bike and it rides great. If you can find one a 110mm 26er suspension fork or a 100mm 650b fork, would work nicely. But a short offset 100mm 26er fork is probably better for most riders, since the taller setup does raise the BB a fair bit.

    So other useful info? well tire clearance is a good one. I'm running 26 x 2.2 race kings with enough room for a bit extra width. That tire on a 21 mm rim is about 53 mm wide, and the frame has about 60mm of room around the tire area. I think a 56 is probably as wide as you would go without modification, or tire rub.

    Next up if you've found a frame alone and are planning a build what headset and bb should you use? what about brakes? Well the headset is an integrated or IS type 1/18th. There are two varieties of this headset, this frame takes the "campagnolo" spec variation. This may seem confusing but all the integrated headsets from Ritchey are this type, and conveniently for the wallet, this is the same standard used for integrated BMX headsets.

    The bb is a bit simpler, its a standard BSA thread, in a 68mm width. A bit narrower than more modern MTB's, but also good for the wallet because you have lots of used, and budget options for cranks.

    The rear brake mount is a bit odd, being on the chain-stay instead of the seat-stay. This means that combined with the hose guide locations that curtain brakes may have a bit of sloppy excess hose or cable here. I'd recommend, getting a shimano rear brake where the hose uses a banjo bolt. I didn't do that but it would save money. Fortunately the brake mount is the post mount variety so no adapter required, that is unless you want to use a 180mm disc. This bike is an XC throwback, so the smaller mtb 160mm discs were what was intended

    Finally a photo of my rig. If you find this bike you have a lovely bit of retro modern history. This may be the last 26 bike Ritchey will make. But that's a shame because you get all the retro style but with disc brakes! Feel free to ask questions people of the future.

    Ritchey P-Team 26-screenshot_20200327-202728.jpg

    also for further reading the 2013 euro catalogue page plus a link to the full text.

    Ritchey P-Team 26-page.jpg
    https://issuu.com/velosport/docs/rit...europe-catalog
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