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    Ritchey Ultra with mechanical disc brakes?

    Hey all,

    Iím very interested in getting a Ritchey Ultra frame and build it up as my mountainbike / bikepacking bike.
    I would like to use mechanical brakes (yes, I knowÖ but thatís my personal preference) but the way the brake hose is routed on this frame does not work for mechanicals brakes as it goes up the seat stay.

    I see that there are cable mounts for the dropper post (that I donít use) on the down tube, so I assume I could make it work.
    Iím also not sure about the brake mount inside the rear triangle and wonder if there is enough space for a mechanical brake (BB7, Tektro) using a 180mm or 160mm disc?

    So, has anyone used mechanicals on an Ultra and how did you make it work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by annoying crack View Post
    Hey all,

    Iím very interested in getting a Ritchey Ultra frame and build it up as my mountainbike / bikepacking bike.
    I would like to use mechanical brakes (yes, I knowÖ but thatís my personal preference) but the way the brake hose is routed on this frame does not work for mechanicals brakes as it goes up the seat stay.

    I see that there are cable mounts for the dropper post (that I donít use) on the down tube, so I assume I could make it work.
    Iím also not sure about the brake mount inside the rear triangle and wonder if there is enough space for a mechanical brake (BB7, Tektro) using a 180mm or 160mm disc?

    So, has anyone used mechanicals on an Ultra and how did you make it work?
    Hi
    So I do have a Ritchey Ultra myself and I have get my rear disc brake setup with a 180mm disc rotor.
    So I have been using my Ritchey with XT 8000 brakes
    But
    I'm about to change them out for my Paul Components Klamper cable brakes.
    Them room for the Klamper brakes, I'm planning to run the cable along the chainstay and up the Dropper Post cable mounts.
    Why am I doing this?
    Because I'm a Bikepacker and a fulltime Service Manager/Mechanic in a LBS in New Zealand, when I'm on holiday bleeding brakes or repairing them is not my idea of fun.
    Before someone asks when was the last time a hydraulic it was yesterday.
    Loving my Ritchey Ultra

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply.

    Iíve seen your bike in the other thread. Sort of my inspiration to go that way.
    Can you confirm the caliper has room to fit in the rear triangle? (was not clear if you have already tried it or not)
    I know that sometimes, there is no room to tighten the cable clamp bolt, or the arm does not go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annoying crack View Post
    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply.

    Iíve seen your bike in the other thread. Sort of my inspiration to go that way.
    Can you confirm the caliper has room to fit in the rear triangle? (was not clear if you have already tried it or not)
    I know that sometimes, there is no room to tighten the cable clamp bolt, or the arm does not go.
    Well here you go

    Shimano XT 8000 brake


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    It looks a good fit?

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    And missing riding in the summer sun.
    Because new brakes need for my upcoming Bikepacking adventure.
    New brakes fit a 100%

    Time to enjoy riding again


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    Quote Originally Posted by NZPeterG View Post
    And missing riding in the summer sun.
    Because new brakes need for my upcoming Bikepacking adventure.
    New brakes fit a 100%

    Time to enjoy riding again


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    Thank you.
    Just what I needed to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annoying crack View Post
    Thank you.
    Just what I needed to see.
    Your welcome

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