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    650b rims

    Who makes 650b mountain rims, or do you guys use road rims? Also, what is the diameter of a 650b wheel, and a 26" wheel (without the tire)?
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    While there's more experienced folk out there, try the thread I just started the other day Wheel dilemma. 26" rim is 559mm, 650b is 584mm.
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    Here is a blog post from May. Things have changed since, but it's a good starting point.

    http://650bpalace.blogspot.com/2008/...akes-what.html

    Rims:
    Velocity is offering 3 Rims for offroad use:
    Blunt
    Synergy
    Synergy OC, for disc builds and rear rims.

    Sun Ringle:
    Equalizer 27
    CR18

    Weinmann:
    Discovery
    Zac-19

    Alex:
    XD-Lite

    Stan's NoTubes:
    ZTR355

    Heres a photo comparison to a 26" wheel with tire.

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    Don't forget the American Classic 650BXC Disc Rims! Get em as a complete wheelset from Am Classic.
    Last edited by MMcG; 01-28-2009 at 11:38 AM.

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    Velocity just added the Dyad and the Twin Hollow rims to their growing list of available 650b profiles.

    Also, Snow Cat just landed some 650b versions of their venerable single walled snow rim!

    Cheers,

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    Found this while searching 650b on the web.
    I don't know anything about this company but here ya go...


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    The Dyad will be a nice all rounder type rim. Great to hear!
    I think I will be ordering some Snow Cat B rims. geez, I will be BROKE if these products keep popping up.

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    Pretty amazing selection considering the Neo Moto came out, what, 18 months ago?

    I'm curious, what new rims would y'all like to see released next in 650B?

    My choice: Sun Rhyno Lite 650B. I want a burly, classic-looking, canti-compatible box rim.


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    what are the pros/cons of going with stan's vs. the velocity blunts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blantonator
    what are the pros/cons of going with stan's vs. the velocity blunts?
    Notubes has the best system for sealing a tire tubeless. The rim is much lighter than the blunts... The only con that I can think of about the Notubes is the price, its a lot more ($85 a rim).

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllRounder

    I'm curious, what new rims would y'all like to see released next in 650B?
    no brainer. stan's flow.

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    I'm on the Sun Ringle EQ27 650bs. Definitely take the title of AM 650b rim if there was any... I'm a 230lb 6'5 clyde, ride the snot out of them. No issues at all. They are even still reasonably light too at 505g each..

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    Anyone know of where I can get a pair of White Blunt 650B rims from online and maybe ship to the UK?

    Thanks

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    I came across a cheap off the shelf 650b wheelset.
    May be worth looking into for a backup set.
    Shimano Deore XT Hubs, 32h, Velocity BLUNT Rim, Silver.
    Quick-release skewers included unless noted. Wheels are built with DT Swiss spokes.
    $152.95 Rear: http://www.bikeman.com/WE6533.html
    $142.95 Front: http://www.bikeman.com/WE6532.html

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    i am liking the look of the velocity dyad... i am not building a race machine so I don't need stans awesomeness.

    Just some run of the mill awesomeness.

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    Has anyone tried the Alex XD-Lite rims? Any thoughts? Wonder how these would mount up tubeless.

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    I have a set- they;re fine. Decent weight, eyeletted.... The seam isn't the best, so a few layers of Stan's yellow would be needed. I dislike setting up tubeless systems, so I'm not going to try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cracked Headtube
    I have a set- they;re fine. Decent weight, eyeletted.... The seam isn't the best, so a few layers of Stan's yellow would be needed. I dislike setting up tubeless systems, so I'm not going to try it.
    I spent 3 frustrating hours on STANS. I am going to pass this right off to a professional. They can sweat that little detail.

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    Of the available rims, which seems to be the strongest and or widest? I am thinking of putting a 650b on the front of my Turner RFX. Oh and I am not really concerned with weight, but quality is a must.

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    Blunts..

    I've been running a Velocity Blunt, one of the 'new' versions as a ghetto tubeless setup for quite a while, with no problems at all. My bike is set up as an all mountain rig and gets a very regular thrashing. Whether the rim would take the punishment that you hand out on a RFX only you can decide, but i've had no problems with the Blunt on my Ibis Mojo.


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