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    Post pic's of 650b conversions

    I know a list exists of 26" to 650b bike conversions, but I would rather see pictures of said bikes.
    Im currently in the market for a new bike and Im going 650b, from what I heard , Im intereseted in the SC Blur carbon, Turner Fiux and maybe the Ventana El Bastardo, which is already 650b.

    I dont want to lay down some hard earn cash on some bike I only have heard works with 650b and find out that there are clearence issues or it does not work with 650b, so please, if you have any of the bike listef or any other, post pictures, thanks

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    You can see a Blur in this thread.

    New S.Cruz Blur Carbon Will It fit 650b ???
    2012 On One Whippet 650b
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    Thanks for the link, that pretty much seals the deal, those 650b Carbon Blurs just look awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane Jeff View Post
    I know a list exists of 26" to 650b bike conversions, but I would rather see pictures of said bikes.
    Im currently in the market for a new bike and Im going 650b, from what I heard , Im intereseted in the SC Blur carbon, Turner Fiux and maybe the Ventana El Bastardo, which is already 650b.

    I dont want to lay down some hard earn cash on some bike I only have heard works with 650b and find out that there are clearence issues or it does not work with 650b, so please, if you have any of the bike listef or any other, post pictures, thanks
    Complete fs, ht in progress. Low on funds. 650 wheels w/ 2.3 Neo's worked on VooDoo and my alum Motobecane Fly too.

    BTW, there is a 650 picture thread with hundreds of pix in here:

    650B Picture Thread

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    Those are some bada$$ bikes. I had my Lefty equipped Bianchi DISS converted to 650b until I had to give the borrowed parts back, but Im building up 650b SS wheels soon and hopefully converting my Lefty over also, but if not, I have a Fox Talas that Im not using. After riding other 650 bikes as well as my Bianchi, Im sold on 650b. I cannot believe the following 29ers have...if only those followers put time on a 650 bike, I'd bet things would be different.
    The SC Carbon Blur looks like the geared bike I'll be running, unless someone can show me a DW linked Turner Flux with 650b wheels?

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    Heres one

    Susan Haywoods 650b Flux.



    130-140 on a Flux?

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    I think that it is 650b in the front only. I heard a while back that turner was experimenting with 650b, dont know whatever came from that..or if that rumor was true

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    My Chumba HX1

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    GT Peace 26er with 650B


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    Quote Originally Posted by masadesu View Post
    GT Peace 26er with 650B

    masadesu, what size frame is that?

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    Year old response but nice stealthy ride!
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    Another Voodoo Bizango:



    I wasn't happy with the way it rode. I think the fork was too short for the frame--an 80mm rigid fork on a frame designed for ~120mm sus fork.
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    My 1993 Kona Explosif converted to 650b.

    Gearing is 18/28/46x11-38. The 13.0 inch low gear and the longer contact patch make this bike climb like a mountain goat. The 28 tooth middle ring is perfect for the majority of the riding I do.
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    What brake setup are you using?


    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixbikes View Post
    My 1993 Kona Explosif converted to 650b.

    Gearing is 18/28/46x11-38. The 13.0 inch low gear and the longer contact patch make this bike climb like a mountain goat. The 28 tooth middle ring is perfect for the majority of the riding I do.

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    Scott Scale 60 (2012), Racing Ralph 2.25, Pacenti TL25
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    Cross post, but you asked for it

    2012 Pivot Firebird frame
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    MTB Pilot,
    How do you like the 650b set-up on the Firebird? What are the ride differences 26 vs 27.5? I would think certainly less pedal strikes, huh?

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    Chinese Carbon 1X9 XC HT.

    Hand built wheels: rear: ZTR 355 rim, XT hub, Nev 2.1 tire; front: WTB Laserdisc trail rim, XT hub, Neo 2.1 tire.

    31T Homebrew chainring, bashwhich chainguide; 11-34T cassette

    X-Fusion Velvet 120mm forks (no travel shim)

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    23lbs 13 oz.

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    Yeah that must be the hot Trail/AM/FR set up for sure. Inquiring mind(s).
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    Blur XC 650b

    My conversion...
    Pacenti quasi-moto front and rear. Had to shim the rear shock 3-4mm to allow enough clearance at full compression (just in case). Several rides and really liking how it handles so far.
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    Just realized that this is the picture area.
    Here we go.
    My Liteville 301 MK10 and my 101 work quite well with 650b.
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    more pictures here: Album 301 MK10 - Fotoalbum auf MTB-News.de

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    more pictures: 101 650b - Fotoalbum auf MTB-News.de

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    Enduro S-Works 2011

    Chinese carbon rims (light-bicycle.com), Rocker Ron 2,25 tires
    Bike weigh as it stands: 26,5 lbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB Pilot View Post
    Cross post, but you asked for it

    2012 Pivot Firebird frame
    Did you notice that most of the pics are bikes with clipless pedals until you posted your Firebird?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwt View Post
    Did you notice that most of the pics are bikes with clipless pedals until you posted your Firebird?
    I go back and forth,but the flats were on because of the pictures I took to sell it; Those pedals were part of the Black/Orange theme. I normally ride clipped in anymore, it gives me the most power and keeps my feet from coming off in our rough terrain
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    reign 29fr/650b rear

    here's my reign when i ran a 29er front fork/wheel and 650b rear wheel: http://forums.mtbr.com/attachments/6...339.429551.jpg

    need to post updated pics, running it 650b front and 26 rear now...

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