Thursday, April 23, 2009

Update on the new Rigid Ritchey

Some new details have come to light regarding the rigid Rithcey fork blogged on 4/19.  Someone @ Ritchey marketing is checking in on nippleworks and let us know the following:

 "Hey this pictured fork is actually the new PRO Mountian Fork. It will be available in 26" and 29" wit ha 445 axle-crown for the 26" and 485 axle-crown for the 29". IT has a 50mm crown diameter, forged hollow crown for light weight and full carbon dropout and disc brake tab - Ritchey Marketing Coordinator "

The distinction there is that the new fork is of the PRO class and not the higher end, WCS class (for which they already have a product).  With full carbon dropouts and disc brake tabs though, the PRO model is going to be very competitive from a weight standpoint.  The rigid 29er fork market is really heating up with this new offering from Ritchey and the much publicized Niner carbon fork (to be blogged about soon).

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