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    Good 650b build kit?

    Hey guys I'm looking for a good affordable lightweight all mountain 650b build kit with SRAM x9 shifters or better, good tires, and hubs. My skill level is intermediate. Thx

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    Not quite sure what you mean. Do you want a pre-assembled build kit, or a bike with that list of parts on it? If I were you, I'd just be patient and you could put that build kit together by doing some searching on the Internet.

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    I'm not sure if anyone is putting out a 650b specific build kit yet. Maybe competitive cyclist? I'm sure if you gave them a call, they could put one together for you. But you'll be paying a premium for it.

    Just plan it out first, keep a little flexible and look for some deals.
    The cake is a lie.

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    I don't believe anything like a 650b conversion kit exists. I'm sure you could purchase a 650b mail order bike and put it together yourself if that's where your interests lie. I would put together a comprehensive list of must haves and go from there. Also, define your budget and timetable before you start buying stuff. There are lots of resources on here and around the net, check out other rider's builds and ask some specific questions. Have fun!
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    Other than the wheelset and tires, a 650b "build kit" is exactly the same as a 26" or 29er kit.

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    What he ^^^ said.
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    Yes, rather confused myself.
    Wait,who did he tell you that?....

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    I know exactly what you mean! Ive looked, I haven't found anything! ITs to early for the kits I suppose. Im looking for a kit that gives a break on the front shox.

    Im interested in a 650b frame, However, after pricing the components individually, it makes no cost sense to build; better to buy a full bike.

    I thought about buying a nashber 650b and swapping components to a new frame!

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