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    Tire Update

    Brian article.

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    As the "father" of 650b, can you advise when can we might expect some Pacenti brand bikes/ frames. Like a 140 mm trail bike, 5lbs carbon frame with east coast geo (angles like Solo and Bronson, 67.5* HTA, 73* STA, but higher BB for rocks and roots, like 14").

    And specced with those cranks of yours, etc etc.

    There are tons of bikes out there, but not sure any are spot on with your vision of the "optimum 650b", if any, of course.
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    dwt: have you considered the new Trek Remedy?

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    Will the Mega-Moto be produced?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclismo View Post
    dwt: have you considered the new Trek Remedy?
    Looks very interesting
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    I am working on the 3rd revision of the Mega. Panaracer will have the drawings soon.

    As for making my own bikes, we've kicked it around a little, but not sure I want to go in that direction.

    The Trek's do look really, really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwt View Post
    As the "father" of 650b, can you advise when can we might expect some Pacenti brand bikes/ frames. Like a 140 mm trail bike, 5lbs carbon frame with east coast geo (angles like Solo and Bronson, 67.5* HTA, 73* STA, but higher BB for rocks and roots, like 14").

    And specced with those cranks of yours, etc etc.

    There are tons of bikes out there, but not sure any are spot on with your vision of the "optimum 650b", if any, of course.
    You mean like a converted Blur LTc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    You mean like a converted Blur LTc?
    Nope
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    Quote Originally Posted by jabrabu View Post
    Will the Mega-Moto be produced?
    It has been in production for a while. It is called Vee Rubber Trail Taker 2.4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    It has been in production for a while. It is called Vee Rubber Trail Taker 2.4.
    The TT 2.4 is a pretty good tire, but not what I intended it to be. There's a reason it doesn't say "Pacenti" on the sidewall.
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    I dunno...I converted both a BLT and my current Nickel, and I think they both point to a Blur TR converted being ideal. The BLT was too short in the TT. All have, IMHO, too low of a BB for riding where I live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Pacenti View Post
    The TT 2.4 is a pretty good tire, but not what I intended it to be. There's a reason it doesn't say "Pacenti" on the sidewall.
    Ha! Thank you for the correction Kirk, I somehow missed you earlier post about the 3rd gen coming. I like the TT a lot although I think I know what you might want to improve a little, at least when compared to the superb Neo Moto. I am looking forward to seeing the new "real" Mega Moto in production, soon.

    Also, while there are plenty of new tires to choose from these days, I would love to see a tire sized between the 2.1 and 2.3 Neo Motos, with an aggressive AM thread pattern, for the rear wheel of my conversion. A tire to directly compete with Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.25 SS would be nice.

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    Kirk, I see a limited run - say 100 units - of Pennsylvania-made titanium frames with your name on it, and your avatar as the head tube label.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    Also, while there are plenty of new tires to choose from these days, I would love to see a tire sized between the 2.1 and 2.3 Neo Motos, with an aggressive AM thread pattern, for the rear wheel of my conversion. A tire to directly compete with Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.25 SS would be nice.
    I've got some ideas...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Pacenti View Post
    I've got some ideas...

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    Nice! Btw. my TT has the text "Pacenti" on the sidewall - it is not very visible though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reformed roadie View Post
    I dunno...I converted both a BLT and my current Nickel, and I think they both point to a Blur TR converted being ideal. The BLT was too short in the TT. All have, IMHO, too low of a BB for riding where I live.
    That's why we need an "east coast" trail bike. I'll take all of SC geo except low bb. Give me 14". The Remedy is close. The Pivots look good as well. But how cool,would an in house Pacenti be?
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    Built by who?

    Edit: Built by who in Pennsylvania?

    Quote Originally Posted by Entrenador View Post
    Kirk, I see a limited run - say 100 units - of Pennsylvania-made titanium frames with your name on it, and your avatar as the head tube label.
    Last edited by Kirk Pacenti; 08-05-2013 at 07:34 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Pacenti View Post
    Built by who?
    You design some killer frames, some venture capitalist backs you, you farm it out to the usual suspects to be built.

    Would have figured that at this point the Pacenti brand has enough clout and value that somebody would capitalise a bike venture. But have no clue how the industry works.

    The Pacenti brand could be the Niner of 650b

    No? Up my meds?
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