Ritchey Timberwolf 27.5″ Steel Hardtail Mountain Bike Frame 2017
Save 67% on the Timberwolf 27.5 HT Frame 2017 by Ritchey!
2017 Ritchey Timberwolf 650b Steel Rigid MTB Frame
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 Geometry measured at 105mm (140mm fork with 25% sag) Designed for use with travel-adjustable forks Forged and machined tapered head tube-lighter than standard integrated designs Trail specific geometry to handle a more aggressive terrain and riding Headset: Integrated 1.5" tapered (Not included) Upper bearing: 41.8mm OD / IS42/28.6 (S.H.I.S.) Lower bearing: 52mm OD / IS52/40 (S.H.I.S.) 142x12 rear dropout 30.9 seat tube with internal dropper post routing Fits tires up to 2.4", depending on tire and rim manufacturer Weight: 2410g / 5.31 lbs (S/15" frame only) Weight: 2410g.
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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.
Wheel Size: 27.5"