1995 Ritchey Lite Beam 

Many of the smaller builders were looking for a way to incorporate full suspension without designing their own.  The Softride beam allowed them to build a distinctive looking frame and use the beam for the suspension duties.  The front suspension was usually handled by a Softride stem to pair up with the beam.  This bike features a very distinctive side-to side paint fade from burgundy to gray.

Added some photos from the BIKE magazine 20 anniversary photo shoot (by Anthony Smith)

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Frame Ritchey Prestige Cro-Moly by Tange
Fork Ritchey Logic Unicrown
Rear Shock Softride suspension beam
Rims Spinergy Rev X Rocks DH
Hubs Spinergy
Spokes NA
Tires Ritchey ZED 1.9"
Pedals Specialized clipless
Crank Shimano Deore XT M737
Chain Sachs
Rear Cogs Real 8 speed alloy
Bottom Bracket Shimano sealed cartridge
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore LX
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Shifters Grip Shift 8 speed X-Ray
Handlebars Ritchey Force Lite
Stem Softride suspension stem
Headset Chris King
Brake set Ritchey Logic W.C.S.
Brake levers Ritchey Logic
Saddle Ritchey
Seat Post NA
Colors red/gray side to side fade
Size 20" to hypothetical top tube
Serial #   AS 036


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