Ritchey Timberwolf 27.5″ X1 Steel Hardtail Mountain Bike 2017
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2017 Ritchey Timberwolf HT MTB
The original Timberwolf debuted in 1984 as Ritcey's answer to the growing demand for a mountain bike that could handle more of anything. Reborn 30 years later, the Timberwolf is a hardtail incarnation of an all-mountain trail bike that can battle anything you throw at it. Designed with 27.5" (650b) wheels, the Timberwolf is agile and fluid whether bushwacking the mountain side or carving single track. It's the bike that you wont be able to stop riding. Designed for 27.5" (650b) wheels Optimized for 140mm travel fork Forged and machined tapered head tube-lighter than standard integrated designs Trail specific geometry to handle a more aggressive terrain and riding 142x12 rear dropout 30.9 seat tube with internal dropper post routing Fits tires up to 2.4", depending on tire and rim manufacturer 12.2 kg / 26.9 lbs (M/17") Frame: Ritchey Timberwolf, Triple-Butted Steel Fork: Rockshox Revelation RL, Dual Position Air - 120-150mm Wheels Wheels: Ritchey WCS Trail 650b Tyres: Ritchey Comp Trail Bite - 27.5"x2.25" Drivetrain Gear Shifters: SRAM X1 11-Speed, Trigger Shifter Brake Levers: Shimano SLX M675 Front Derailleur: SRAM X1 11-Speed Rear Derailleur: SRAM X1 11-Speed Chainset: SRAM X1 1400 Hollow Forged X-SYNC (TM) 30T Cassette: SRAM XG-1195 - 10/42T Chain: SRAM PC-XX1 Pedals: Not Included Components Saddle: Ritchey WCS Trail Seatpost: Ritchey Trail Link Handlebars: Ritchey WCS Trail 35 - 780mm Stem: Ritchey WCS Trail 35 Brake Calipers: Shimano SLX M675 Weight: 12.2kg. Specification: 11 speed, Hardtail. Material: Steel. Colour: Orange. Size: 15", 17". Gender: Men's. Wheel Size: 27.5". Designed for: MTB. Year: 2017. Brand: Ritchey. Discipline: Mountain Bike.
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About Merlin Cycles
This cycling deal was found at Merlin Cycles, one of the UK's most famous bike shops, located up North!
Merlin Cycles started life in 1993, founded by John Moss as a mail order Mountain Bike business ran directly from his spare bedroom in Chorley. Due to early growth, shortly afterwards he opened his first outlet in Ormskirk, and a few years later in 1998, the company grew into larger premises, moving to Leyland.
In the 1990's and early 2000's, Merlin were known for their ranges of mountain bike hardtails, released under the Rock Lobster and Merlin "Malt" brands. These steel and aluminium hardtails were designed in house, available as framesets or complete bikes, representing excellent value for money. The company was also well known for their handbuilt MTB wheels, which in my experience lasted for years without needing truing!
Merlin have always been competitive on pricing, particularly on suspension forks, brakes, wheels and groupsets, which continues to this day. Nowadays they have introduced road cycling equipment and clothing into their product ranges, due to the increase in popularity in this field, thus catering for a broader range of cyclists.