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    Actual diameter ??

    I just started reading up on six-fifty-bee bikes (the El Bastardo caught my attention...)
    A quick search didn't answer this question for me:

    What's an average outside diameter of an inflated/mounted 650b tire??

    *for comparison purposes, naturally...

    thnx!
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    Quote Originally Posted by xjbebop
    I just started reading up on six-fifty-bee bikes (the El Bastardo caught my attention...)
    A quick search didn't answer this question for me:

    What's an average outside diameter of an inflated/mounted 650b tire??

    *for comparison purposes, naturally...

    thnx!

    The Neo-Moto is 27.72" [704mm]

    The Quasi-Moto is 27.52" [699mm]
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    Kirk, is the planned new/smaller Neo going to be smaller in diameter? Please say yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rensho
    Kirk, is the planned new/smaller Neo going to be smaller in diameter? Please say yes.
    It would be marginally smaller in diameter... maybe 701-702mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Pacenti
    The Neo-Moto is 27.72" [704mm]

    The Quasi-Moto is 27.52" [699mm]
    Perfect...thank you!

    I'm very interested in this size / format as well. I'll be watching for availability of some decent forks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by xjbebop
    Perfect...thank you!

    I'm very interested in this size / format as well. I'll be watching for availability of some decent forks...
    My pleasure. As for forks there are lot's of things that will work depending on how much responsibility you are willing to absolve the fork manufacturers of and how much risk you are willing to take on yourself.

    Right now this is the best price on a 650B specific fork you find anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Pacenti
    Right now this is the best price on a 650B specific fork you find anywhere.
    Any plans to stock the White Brothers 650b Magic 100? At that price I'd buy one tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Pacenti
    Right now this is the best price on a 650B specific fork you find anywhere.
    Hi Kirk

    To expand on this thread hijack....it looks like that WB 650B a2c is similar to the Pike and Fox 140 series. How does the rake compare between these forks? Besides opening myself up to potential injury and/or death will the steering feel any different using the Pike/Fox versus the 650B specific WB?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobisshort
    Any plans to stock the White Brothers 650b Magic 100? At that price I'd buy one tomorrow.

    Sorry that price is on existing inventory only... any new forks coming into inventory would be sold at full price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geolover
    Hi Kirk

    To expand on this thread hijack....it looks like that WB 650B a2c is similar to the Pike and Fox 140 series. How does the rake compare between these forks? Besides opening myself up to potential injury and/or death will the steering feel any different using the Pike/Fox versus the 650B specific WB?
    The WB forks have 42-43mm of offset. It's a subtle but noticeable difference in handling when compared to my Nixon's 39mm offset. I don't think one is "better" than the other, just different. What works best depends largely on the rider's preference / riding style. I'm generalizing a bit, but the WB is more on the XC side of handling spectrum while the Nixon is more on the AM side.

    Cheers,

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