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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:38 pm 
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Long time lurker first time presenting my XC race build in process. I was hoping for reasonably light, very durable and fun. I wanted steel. Project as of right now. Currently 9.49kg
Ritchey P-650b 2058g

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:24 pm 
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Sweet! Any chance to get a glossy white Ritchey kit on it? With white forks and maybe even rims this would be a total stunner.

Really liking the way Ritchey gets back to building frames. Swiss Cross, P650, Road Logic, all very covetable chunks of iron.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:15 pm 
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Looks awesome. My major recommendations would be maxxis IKON 2.2's for tires, stans crests, and some thomson and king bits.

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 Post subject: Re: Ritchey P-650b
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:41 pm 
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A lot of the bits I have I will update as they go on.

Next SL w/ wolf tooth 557g

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It needed longer bolts for better purchase between the threaded chain ring and crank.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:23 pm 
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wish they did these with sliding drops like the p29.

that coming together nice though


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:56 am 
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One of the coolest 27,5 frames.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:08 pm 
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For the wheels I tried to go light. 1315g w/ tape and valves. Carbonal rim 28h/American Classic Hubs/Cx Ray

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:17 pm 
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I have always wanted to try a Terralogic fork regardless of the weight. I see what I think when the snow goes away.

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FSA Impact Headset with Angular Contact bearings as bonus.

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 Post subject: Re: Ritchey P-650b 9.4kg
PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:33 pm 
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Bike rides awesome. In fact snow is gone I going for a ride.

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Great looking ride!


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looks awesome! I greatly prefer the grey rear mech.

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