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    Genius_rider
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    A praise to a man's vision

    Kirk Pacenti,

    I would like to express, and I think I speak on behalf of many more, that I praise the vision and commitment you have had with 650B. A lot has happened in all these years and what was a prototype not long ago, has become a reality that the MTB industry has embraced. Just a year ago we were still wondering what the future of this tire size would be and which builders may adopt it.
    I know it helped me a lot to be a better rider and I have converted several of my friends, one of them participating in the BC Bike Race just a few weeks ago on a converted Santacruz Blur LT he was very happy to ride in this challenging event.

    Well, now we know 650B is here to stay and may even become the dominant tire size in this sport we all love. All the name brands we know are now active promoters and have released models in 650B (Specialized will do so as well, I do not doubt it)

    I hope you harvest what you deserve from your vision and faith.

    Thank you for helping me and others to enjoy MTB even more.

    Alberto Najera
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    Yes, I hope you get recognition and future career opportunities, you deserve them.
    Kudos.
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    And then we eat them."

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    I remember putting 650B on the front wheel of my Mojo back in 2008 shod with a Pacenti Neo Moto.

    Cheers Kirk

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    Still love the neo moto's. Fantastic tire and it probably did a lot to keep this wheel size going. If the tires sucked, everyone would have ditched the wheels.
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    A praise to a man's vision

    Put my name on the list of riders who have benefited from your vision. You had the idea; you produced, you stayed focused, steadfast, and undeterred; you didn't get crazy, starry eyed or fanatic; you didn't bend in the face of incomprehension and hate; you stayed the course; and you succeeded. Kudos, props, and all the best.
    Old enough to know better. And old enough not to care. Best age to be.

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    I Still use the pacenti neo-moto 2.3 front and rear on my ibis hd140-650B.
    Kirk even sold me my first 650b fork at a great price (white-bros fluid 130mm 650B)
    the next set of 650b rims i get for my ibis will be the pacenti's TL28s as well.

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    Tip of the hat to a visionary. Cheers, KP.

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    +1 to all of the above. Thanks for keepin' on keepin' on. And thanks for the Neo Moto's. Still my favorite tire.
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    Kirk cured my gout
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohpossum View Post
    Kirk cured my gout
    Thats one miracle. One more and he can apply for sainthood.
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