Caught wind of this in a recent mag, so headed over to the Ritchey site for more info. How sweet it is. New Ritchey 29er in the paint scheme of the famed P-21 and P-23 bikes of yesteryear. Bit of old school, bit of new school, bit of pretty damn cool. Steel of course. I could live without the complicated "Hey, maybe I'll run singlespeed someday" dropouts. But hey, who am I to judge? I'd still take one of these frames in a second.
The 29er hardtail deal pushes all my buttons. Harks back to the 26" wheel hardtails of my formative years, but ride oh so much nicer - partly due to the wheels, partly due to the modern suspension fork. Now add in the old school Ritchey logo and tri-color paint. Yes please.