Tom Ritchey debuted the original Timberwolf in 1984 to meet the growing demand for a ‘do-it-all’ mountain bike. Today that demand is as loud as ever so the Ritchey Timberwolf has been re-born.
Whereas as most bikes labelled as do-it-all are full-suspension, the Timberwolf bucks the trend and remains as a hardtail. Although a hardtail is arguably more practical than a full-suss it will potentially lose out on descending and technical climbing.
In fact, if Ritchey’s marketing video is to be believed,it actually seems more of an all-mountain, adventure bike. If that is the case a hardtail makes perfect sense, it’s easier to maintain, more reliable and can be slung on your back for awkward hike-a-bike sections.
The frame is designed to accommodate a 140mm fork with a ‘trail specific’ geometry. This translates to a head angle of 67°, 432mm chainstays and a 40mm bottom bracket drop.
The frame comes with internal routing for a dropper seatpost and can accommodate both 142×12 and standard QR axles.
It will cost $1195.95 (£1,300)