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    Looking for 650b/27.5 SS XC Race Bike

    Do any manufacturers make this?

    ...not Nashbar's Bee's Knees. I'm looking for something more in line with my friend's caletti.



    But carbon. Does this exist?

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    Check out Lynskey:
    https://www.lynskeyperformance.com/s...tail-650b.html

    Edit: You'd need the Pro, which I think they can do with sliding dropouts. The MT doesn't have that option. You might have to call them, as I don't see it as an upgrade on the list. It's available on the 29er frames, so it's likely available on the Pro too.

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    Don't think they make them anyone but Bianchi singlespeeds covert over very well, I have one(DISS) that I converted a couple of years ago, works great. I don't know what your budget is, but several smaller custom builders are making them. Don't know of any production 27.5 ss bikes out there yet but there will certainly be some in the future.

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    New Chameleon is a great conversion and while not in the league of that ti bike my large frame is 4.25lbs w/geared dropouts. Not light but not handicap heavy. Judging from my not weight-weenie 1x7 HT setup, sub-20 with a nice rigid carbon fork wouldn't be too hard.

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    Thanks for the advice and suggestions

    A lightbulb just went on above my head. I have a beer eccentric BB (BEER Components) from a CX project. I could easily put that in a PF30/BB30 frame. Hmm.

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    Soma B-Side?

    Or swing for the fences with a Scale 700 and your BEER EBB?

    EDIT: Just saw your "but carbon" part...

    I don't know of anyone making a carbon frame with sliders in 650b. That means your EEB will be the way to go. The KHS hardtail is PF30. The Nino-special Scale 700 is PF30. Axevo.it (gotta plug my fav Italian homies) make a BB30 frame now. Focus' Raven 650b is BB30. Giant may eventually release the hardtail that Vos used at Sea Otter. Or you could go with any of the Chinese frames. I'm sure they can make it with a BB30'ish bottom bracket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenu View Post
    Thanks for the advice and suggestions

    A lightbulb just went on above my head. I have a beer eccentric BB (BEER Components) from a CX project. I could easily put that in a PF30/BB30 frame. Hmm.

    I run the Beer EBB and 650b wheels on my C-dale Flash. Tons of clearance and no issues. A great SS XC race bike. Highly recommend it.

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    This guy built a 650B SS On One Whippet to 15 lbs - wouldn't work with your EBB though.

    My On One Whippet 650b

    Frame is $417 US

    On-One Carbon XC Whippet Frame
    No moss...

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    Awesome. I read the thread but cannot tell. How did he tension the chain?

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