Ritchey Introduces the Redesigned P-29er XC Mountain Bike


Ritchey Introduces the Redesigned P-29er XC Mountain Bike

Previewed in our Sea Otter Classic coverage earlier this year, the new Ritchey P-29er is finally available. After perfecting his concept for a new mountain bike, Tom introduced the first P-29er in 2012. Now, Ritchey announces the latest updated version of the P-29er, the latest manifestation of Ritchey’s deep heritage of mountain bike history.

With its pedigree firmly rooted in the decades-deep lineage of its P-series predecessors, this version of the P-29er is very much a contemporary machine with features demanded by today’s XC riders. Like all Ritchey frames, the P29er is built with proprietary triple-butted Logic steel tubing, now with stealthy dropper post routing and an ultralight forged machined tapered headtube. It boasts BOOST spacing and clears tires up to 2.3”.

Its modern XC geometry, delivers a breathtakingly balanced ride, however if you want to make old trails new again, forego suspension and opt for a rigid fork to get extra rowdy. Or pair it with a super compact drop bar and go even farther afield, including the urban landscape. All of this comes together to enshrine the P-29er as a monument to the spirit of endless possibility, redesigning what riders expect from a hardtail.

Tom Ritchey is known for taking whatever bike project he’s working on to the limit and then pushing beyond that in the redesign phase. This latest P-29er perfectly demonstrates his indisputable design style and his tendency toward new thinking to make something great even better.

Ritchey P-29 Quick Hits:

  • Frame cost: $999 USD
  • Material: Heat-treated, triple-butted Ritchey Logic steel tubing – TIG welded
  • Headset: WCS headset included (upper IS42/28.6 | lower IS52/40)
  • Seat Tube: 27.2mm with stealth dropper routing
  • Bottom bracket: 73mm – English threaded
  • Crankset maximum ring size: 38T single / Designed for 1X chainrings
  • Chainline: 52mm / Replaceable stainless-steel derailleur hanger
  • Recommended tire size: 29×2.25 (2.3 max) – tire size varies by rim and tire manufacturer
  • Post-mount rear brake: 160mm (180mm max – adaptors available separately)
  • Bottle cage mounts: Two (one on downtube and one on seat tube) *Note: size small frames include only a downtube bottle
  • cage mount
  • Sizes: S (15″) / M (17″) / L (19″) / XL (20.5″)
  • Weight: 2,315g (M/17″)
  • Color: Dirt in Blood
  • Spacing: BOOST 148mm spacing (12mm alloy thru-axle included) / Optimized for 120mm (BOOST) suspension travel fork or 500mm axle-crown rigid fork


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