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    Changing the name of the forum to 27.5

    Looks like battle has been won and this new wheel size is going to be called 27.5 by the vast majority in the future.

    To help the unification and to avoid confusing readers, we're planning on renaming this forum to 27.5.

    Good idea, bad idea? I'd also like to suggest to everyone to start using 27.5. It's just so much easier moving forward.

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    Simpler for sure, 650b for nostalgia

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    My norco killer b is sure to have an identity crisis

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    Jamis is still using 650b. They started early and still use the term. If the term is in use, it should remain.

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    I think the should be called 27.5ers

    Seriously, 650b rolls off the tongue better.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    to help the unification and to avoid confusing readers, we're planning on renaming this forum to 27.5.
    the horror
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    What about sixfiddy, 6fiddy or 55/2?

    Who cares, its 6 of one or half dozen of another (650 of one or 27.5 of another).

    Some think anything but 26 is gay!

    Not that there's anything wrong with that

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    Those who are late to the party are calling it 27.5. 650b is more distinctive. It's what we've always called it on this forum. I vote we leave it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael9218 View Post
    650b is more distinctive.
    ...and more Euro, which has to count for something.
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    Today I typically say "650b" but 27.5 is the way I thought of it from the beginning (July 2007).
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    Go with it, I've changed to 27.5 when I refer to the wheel size.

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    Leave it as is for at least another year. I am a 650b diehard.

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    Keep 650b. I think only a certain country in North America calls em 27.5.

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    6 fiddy.

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    It's currently called the 650b/ 27.5 forum, is there something wrong with continuing to use both for now?

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    My new Hans Ds read 27.5 so Schwable knows whats up. The industry seems to be slowly getting away from "650b" due to new comers being a bit confused.

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    Nothing wrong with an increased vocabulary and understanding. Leave it.
    No fuss with the MUSS

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    I vote to leave it as it is. MTBR should continue to strive to lift itself above the mainstream ignorance and marketing gumpf.

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    why are mountain bikes broken out by wheelsize in the first place?

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    I'm not going to stop calling them 650Bs. If a mega tire maker like Kenda or Schwalbe can label their tires as 650B and 27.5 at the same time then I don't see why the forum can't remain named as it is. Especially since only a handful of tire models for the wheelsize actually measure out to 27.5". Calling it that made sense when there was only ONE tire option available. There are dozens of options now and there are examples closer to 27.2" as well as some pushing into the 28er range.
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    27.5 Bikes

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    I vote 27.5

    Typical conversation...

    dude looking at my wheels: Whats with the wheels?

    me: 650b

    dude: 650 wha?

    me: 27.5"

    dude: oh

    So now I just say 27.5 from the start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hill-Pumper View Post
    It's currently called the 650b/ 27.5 forum, is there something wrong with continuing to use both for now?
    +1 - Nope. If people can't figure that out they shouldn't be allowed to ride 'em or read about 'em.
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    ^this

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    You could name it 584 and be both trendy and accurate.

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