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 Post subject: ritchey swisscross
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:26 pm 
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Seen at Eurobike 2012, immediately fallen in love.

I know it's not a real Ritchey, being it made in Taiwan, but it's a stilish, well thought-out frame, sturdy enough for the use I want to make of it: long rides on gravel roads and occasional "real" MTB rides.

So, the components are not CX specific: Magura brakes, a relief for yor arms and hands on long descents, USE Shockpost, a very wide gearing ratio, with an 11-34 cogset matched to a 48-32 White crankset.

Wheelwise, at the moment it has a pair of sound Aksyum Races, but for the summer, when the mud won't wear the sides of my Ghisallo Wooden rims, it will get hoops made of timber mounted around an ultra-smooth PMP hubset.

As it is, the SC is incredibly fun to ride, smooth, and valid even when I have to use it s a spare bike on rides with my fellow MTB racers.


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very nice build! looks like a fun bike to ride


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Looks ace :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:39 pm 
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my friends were shocked at the bike's performance when I followed them on 29ers down quite rocky a trail around here. Just love it, but I have to thank Alasa who sold me these ultra rare brakes....


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:21 pm 
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Fantastic bike, love the Swiss Cross :D What model number are the Maguras?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:00 pm 
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N/B wrote:
Fantastic bike, love the Swiss Cross :D What model number are the Maguras?


Wandering that myself. Lovely bike, 'real' Ritchey or not :D.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:50 pm 
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HS66 I think.....


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novekili wrote:
HS66 I think.....


Are HS66 yes, I have a NOS set tucked away...

beautiful bike :-)

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just back from another real MTB ride. This bike is so many bikes....


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Elegant, epic frame that.


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