Ritchey Timberwolf Complete Bicycle BLEM
The clear coat on these select Timberwolf's have incredibly fine micro cracks which are barely visible and more importantly, not structural. Due to this small defect, the complete bikes amy be obtained well below there original list price. Limited to quantities on hand.
If you are truly going to ride an all mountain hardtail, steel is still the best frame material. Resilient to all forms of riding, accidental impacts, and compliant over rough trails and rock gardens, a well made steel frame is perfect for riders who prefer to fully experience a day off road, not race the clock on a carbon rig. The Ritchey Timberwolf is such a hardtail. Built around a 140mm suspension fork and 27.5 wheels, this is a hardtail that can nimbly speed downhill and won't sacrifice pedaling performance. With a 67 degree headtube angle and a 432mm chainstay length this is design you can twist and flick with ease. Built here as a complete bike package by Ritchey, the Tiimberwolf comes with a SRAM X1 11-speed drivetrain, a Rock Shox Revelation RL 27.5 Dual Position Air 120-150mm adjustable travel fork, and Ritchey WCS Trail equipped kit, including the WCS Trail 27.5 thru-axle tubeless ready wheelset, all at a great list price of $2600, but discounted here.
For Tom Ritchey the key to any great steel bike starts with knowing the requirements of the rider and trail expectations, then applying his knowledge of frame geometry and strength requirements with his heat treated, triple-butted Ritchey Logic CrMo steel tubing. The variation in wall thickness delivers the strength and torsional deflection you require under stress at the joints, but the thinner wall zones reduce weight and go a long way creating the superior ride quality Ritchey's tubing is know for. On the Timberwolf frame, the 31mm diamter toptube and 38mm downtube converge at the forged and machined tapered headtube, with an integrated headset design that easily accepts the WCS Drop-in Taper 1⅛"-1.5" Headset. The bridged seattube cluster and arced seatstays again fight lateral forces, yet offer a superior ride quality. The chainstays gracefully curve outward, giving you room for 27.5 x 2.4" tires, as well as single or double chainring drivetrains. The two sets of stays come together at a 12/142mm thru-axle drop out. The post mount disc brake sits cleanly in the non-drive arch of the juncture. Ritchey has included mount post for an internally cabled 30.9mm dropper seatpost, though on this build a standard WCS Trail aluminum post is used. The brake housing tabs are set up for a full housing run (hydraulic or mechanical), while the derailleur routing is clean and accessible, with stops for sections of exposed cables (and better system tension).
The aforementioned Rock hox Revelation RL 27.5 Dual Position Air 120-150mm is highly adjustable, with numerous set-up options as well. To take advantage of the frame geometry, 140mm of travel is the place to start, but depending on the trails you choose to ride and your handling preferences, you may opt for somewhere else in the range. The damping is handled by RockShox's Motion Control DNA with the Dig valve and Rapid Recovery rebound. The system offers external rebound and low speed compression adjustment. The fork features an alloy steerer and forged, hollow 6061 T-6 aluminum crown. the magnesium lowers ride in the 32mm tapered wall aluminum stanchions, with the Fast Black coating. This is a very capable tapered steerer fork, with a 15/100mm thru-axle, post disc mount, and plenty of tuning options.
Ritchey outfits this Timberwolf Complete Bicycle with SRAM's X1 11-speed 1x drivetrain, with a 30T single ring X-Sync chainring crank set-up, matched to a 10-42 cassette, meaning you get the simplicity and efficiency of SRAM's 1:1 Exact Actuation rear shifting and great range without the overlapping gears or weak link of a front derailleur. The X1 11-Speed Trigger Shifter is intuitive and responsive, capably handling shifts all day long. The 10-42 cassette runs on the SRAM XD driver freehub system. The 1652 gram wheelset itself is Ritchey's WCS Trail 27.5 (650b) and is equipped with the Center Lock disc rotor mounting standard. The rims themselves are extruded aluminum, and 25mm wide. Both front and rear rims feature Ritchey's OCR aysmmetric design. This profile improves spoke bracing angle and reduces wheel dish for a stronger, stiffer build. The stout 28 hole hubs feature oversized axles and bearings, and are laced 3x all around to the rims via DT competition double-butted spokes and brass nipples. The rims are tubeless ready and can handle tire up 2.7" with ease. Though set-up for thru-axle use here, the WCS Trail can also be run as a quick release wheelset. It comes equipped with Ritchey Comp Trail Bite 650b x 2.25" folding clincher tires.
The kit items are all Ritchey, with the WCS Trail 400 x 30.9mm Blatte aluminum seatpost, WCS Trail 35 (35mm diameter) 780mm wide Blatte handlebar, and WCS Trail 35 Blatte stem. The saddle is (you guessed it!), the WCS Trail in black. The final kit item is the WCS TrueGrip in orange, which perfectly matches the frame. We only skipped one item. Like many bike companies, Ritchey has opted for Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and rotors; in this case the SLX brakes and RT54 180mm Center Lock rotors. The market has demonstrated a preference for the consistent power and feel of Shimano's hydraulic disc brakes, as well as the simple serviceability of the mineral oil based system.
- 27.5" wheeled, steel hardtail incarnation of an all-mountain trail bike designed around a 140mm travel fork
- Geometry and set-up creates and agile and fluid bike meant to be ridden hard
- Frame features heat treated, triple-butted Ritchey Logic CrMo steel tubing throughout; rear post mount disc tab, full housing stops for brakes, routing and access for 30.9mm ID seat tube with internal dropper post routing
- Forged and machined tapered head tube with integrated cups for use with drop-in headsets, lighter and stronger than a standard head tube
- Frame fits tires up to 2.4”, depending on tire and rim manufacturer
- Rock Shox Revelation RL 27.5 Dual Position Air 120-150mm with 1⅛"-1.5" tapered steerer, 6061-T6 crown, magnesium lowers, 15/100 thru-axle, post disc mount
- SRAM X1 1x11 speed drivetrain: Trigger Shifter, Rear Derailleur, X1 1400 Hollow Forged X-SYNC Crankset w/30T ring, GXP BSA 73mm BB, XG-1195 10-42T cassette, PC-XX1 chain
- Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm RT54 Center Lock rotors
- Ritchey WCS Trail 27.5 Wheelset, XD driver, thru-axle Trail hubset, OCR TR rims
- Ritchey WCS Trail: 780mm wide 35mm clamp alloy bar, and WCS Trail 35 stem, WCS Link alloy seatpost 30.9 x 400mm (all in Blatte color), Trail Saddle in Black, Trail Grips in Orange; Comp Trail Bite 650b x 2.25" folding clincher tires
- Thru-axle dropouts/hubs for 15/100mm fork, 12/142mm rear
- Sizes: Small, Medium, Large
- Component specifics by bike size:
- Small Stem: 60mm, Crank: 170mm
- Medium Stem: 70mm, Crank: 175mm
- Large Stem: 90mm, Crank: 175mm
- Color: Orange
- Weight: 26.9 lbs (Medium)
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