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 Post subject: Ritchey Timberwolf
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:25 am 
Old School Hero
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My 12 month project to build up a Ritchey Timberwolf frame in L.

Complete custom build from the wheels up.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:35 am 
Old School Hero

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That is a really nice build, your colour scheme is on point there. I like the stealth dropper as well, I'm looking forward to that on my 29er when I get it, as all my more 'retro' bikes have 27.2mm seat tubes that have unsightly cables up to the head of the dropper post.
Is this a 650b build, by the way?


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 Post subject: Re: Ritchey Timberwolf
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:58 pm 
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Yes a 650b build. The post on the Timberwolf is a 30.9 Ritchey Kite dropper (27.2 on a P-650b which I also have). To my knowledge the Timberwolf is the only Ritchey frame designed to take an internal dropper, hence the port at the base of the seat tube on the LH side.
The fork is a MRP Ribbon (110mm axle) 150mm travel.
Wheels are a custom built set from Wheelworks in Wellington NZ. Profile Elite 11spd rear, Hope Pro 4 boost front. DT XM481 (30mm internal) rims, DT Aerolite spokes (2 painted white) with custom sticker kit.
Enve 55mm stem & DHR bar. Hope Race X2 Evo brakes & 183mm rotors.
M9000 shifter-M985GS D & M8000 11-46 cassette, M8000 180mm cranks & Blackspire oval 30T ring.
I need a newer D but will wait for a M9200 GS to be come available.


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 Post subject: Re: Ritchey Timberwolf
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:06 pm 
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:xmas-cool: I really like that, is the frame designed around 150mm forks?

I wouldnt mind seeing pics of your p-650b as well :xmas-cool:

mark


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:20 pm 
Old School Hero
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Hi Mark,

Yes the frame is designed around a 140mm fork with a 66 degree head angle. The MRP came set at 150 so I just left it rather than having it pulled apart to set it to 140. It rides really well, super stable and a lot lighter than I expected. My P-650b comes in at 9.1kg (with a Ritchey carbon fork & M985 group set), I haven't weighed the Timberwolf yet.

Here are pics of my P-650b.


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Nice Timberwolf bud. How does it ride?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:14 pm 
Old School Hero
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haggis wrote:
Nice Timberwolf bud. How does it ride?


Rides really well and upper stable with the head angle. The wide rims make all the difference with lots grip on offer


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 Post subject: Re: Ritchey Timberwolf
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:59 pm 
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I'd prefer it if these companies wouldn't reuse names when the new one is a sad shadow of the original.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:18 am 
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It's just a name, they could have called the P-650b a P-20 lol, but all about marketing in a congested segment.


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