P-650B Frameset Cyan 17" - 575705169
Ritchey P-650B Frameset
This is the second version of a 650b mountain bike from Ritchey -- Tom started to design his first in 1977. Even back then, Tom had a feeling that there was an advantage to the middle wheel size, but it took the rest of the cycling world three decades to figure it out: a 650b (or 27.5) wheel provides the bump-eating smoothness of a 29er, with the light, responsive feel of 26 wheels. Finally, the era of the 650b wheel is here.
The P-650b is a close relative to the P-29er. Up front theres the proprietary forged-and-machined, gram-shaving integrated head tube featured on all new Ritchey frames. Forged socket dropouts nd new chainstay-mounted rear disc brake mount save a few more grams.
Like every frame Ritchey builds, geometry and tubing is carefully fine-tuned by Tom, to bring the legendary balanced, nimble Ritchey feel to 27.5 wheels.
- Sizes: S (15), M (17), L (19), XL (21)
- Weight: 2,028g for frame (L/17)
- Fork: Designed for use with 100mm travel forks
- Headset: Integrated 1.5 tapered
- Bottom Bracket: 68mm English threaded
- Front Derailleur: 28.6 clamp, Top Pull
- Seat Post: 27.2
- Color: Cyan