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2016 Ritchey P-29er

For new adventures where gravel bike can't pass, back to MTB with this monster cross project based on Ritchey 29" lovely frame, 90% second-hand parts, DIY built with a little help (Boost Cycles), few new knowledge for me (actual MTB "standard"!). Built during autumn 2021, 2nd french lockdown. Really light (less than 10kg / 22lbs), crazy machine.

Ritchey P-29er 2016 (triple butted and heat treated Ritchey Logic II tubes) size M

Seido BPC 15x110mm / Ritchey

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
XTR M970 / XT

Time Atac Link

Sunrance MX80 11S 11-50 / 38 oval / KMC X11EL 118

Shimano XT 11S / Microshift BS-M11-R

Salsa Cowchipper 48cm / Pro XLT 50mm

WTB Volt Sport 142 / Truvativ alu 400mm

TRP Hylex RS postmount / Sram Centerline XR disc

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
NoTubes Arch / Asterion / Maxxis Rambler 700x50

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
NoTubes Arch / Asterion / Maxxis Rambler 700x50

Deda Uno triathlon bars, Revelate bags, Topeak Versacage under the frame, FixPlus Anchor on fork

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Spring '21
  3. Winter '22
  4. Monster gravel sprint '22
  5. Monster traveler autumn '23

Current Stage Info:

Setup for 6 weeks trip through France, Spain & Marocco

Added by zammit. Last updated 3 months ago.



NicolasCalifornia says:

So amazing, are finished with 6 week excursion?

Posted 7 months ago


GhostRidingTheWhip says:


Posted 7 months ago


zammit says:

Yes, the trip was between the 29th (Ambert, Auvergne region) of october and the 9th of december (Marrakech). My friends ride with his Surly Straggler / Spe Pathfinder 43mm tires, for the road parts his gravel was better but of course, for the worst gravel roads and some MTB singletracks, my setup was really really more adapted. We changed our chain at ~1700km, a bit before crossing the sea between Tarifa and Tanger.

Posted 6 months ago