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 there’s the proprietary forged-and-machined, gram-shaving integrated head tube featured on all new Ritchey frames. Forged socket dropouts and new chainstay-mounted rear disc brake mount save a few more grams. Like every frame we make, geometry and tubing is carefully fine-tuned by Tom, to bring the legendary balanced, nimble Ritchey feel to 27.5″ wheels.
Light, Fast short travel hardtail with the magic Ritchey Tubing giving un-paralleled ride quality. These are on offer at an absolute steel at £550 and we only have two left…
- Frame – Heat-treated, triple-butted Ritchey logic II Tubing
- Rear Hub Spacing – 10×135
- Headset – Integrated 1.5″ tapered
- Front Mech Compatibliity – 28.6 low clamp – top or dual pull
- Bottom Bracket – 68mm English threaded
- Weight – 2178g (M/17″)