1998 Ritchey Soft Tail  

The Ritchey Soft Tail uses the Moots YBB (whY Be Beat) suspension design.  This design uses a short travel coil spring housed within the frame and relies on the flexing of the chain stays to provide the 1" of travel.  the frame does not use pivots.  The result is a bike that is designed to just take the edge off the bumps.

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Frame Ritchey Logic Prestige
Fork Rock Shox Judy T2
Rear Shock Integrated coil spring
Rims Matrix
Hubs Shimano Deore XT rear, WTB Grease Guard front
Spokes Stainless Steel
Tires WTB Velociraptor
Pedals Ritchey clipless
Crank Ritchey Logic
Chain Shimano
Rear Cogs Shimano Deore XT 8 speed cassette
Bottom Bracket Shimano sealed cartridge
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Shifters Shimano Deore XT Rapidfire Plus pods 
Handlebars Ritchey WCS
Stem Control Tech Aheadset 1"
Headset Ritchey Aheadset
Brake set onZa HOLA V brakes
Brake levers Real
Saddle Avocet O2
Seat Post Control Tech
Colors Yellow
Size 17"
Serial #   SOFT 0353


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