All the chatter these days is focused on 29ers and 650B rigs. This post is for those of us who own a 26er that's compatible with 650b wheels who are thinking of upgrading to the newer 27.5 platform. I had zero clearance and compliance issues on my Remedy valving, no shimming, no extra air in the shock. It was a perfect conversion 28lbs on the dot with a stealth dropper post and Hutchinson Cougar 2.2s front and rear.

After a couple days in the lab here's my one of kind:

2012 Trek Remedy 9.8 Carbon 650b!

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2012 Trek Remedy 9.8 650Bc
Technical Specifications:

Sizes 18.5"
Frame OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame & seatstay w/alloy chainstay, Carbon Armor, ABP Convert, Full Floater, E2 tapered head tube, front derailleur internal cable routing, Stealth routing ready, magnesium EVO Link, Mino Link, replaceable derailleur hanger, 150mm travel
Front Suspension Fox 32 Kashima Float FIT RLC, Trek DRCV air spring, lockout, rebound, E2 tapered steerer, 15QR thru axle, 150mm travel, tuned by Trek in California
Rear Shock Fox Performance Series Kashima Float RP-3 w/DRCV, Boost Valve, 3-position Climb-Ride-Descend ProPedal, rebound; 7.75x2.25", tuned by Trek in California
Wheels Reynolds 650B Carbon wheel system,
15mm front hub, 142x12mm rear hub, 28 hole, Tubeless Ready
Tires Hutchinson Cougars 650b 2.2 Tubeless
Shifters Shimano Deore XT M780, 10 speed
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT, direct mount
Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR M985 Trail w/clutch
Crank Shimano Deore XT M780, 42/32/24
Cassette Shimano Deore XT M771-10 11-36, 10 speed
Chain Guide Bionicon C Guide
Pedals Crankbrothers Candy 3
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 3, titanium rails
Seat Post RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6mm, zero offset
Handlebars Bontrager Race X Lite Carbon Low Riser, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 9 degree sweep
Stem Bontrager Rhythm Pro, 31.8mm
Headset Cane Creek IS3, E2
Brakeset Shimano Deore XT M785 hydraulic disc brakes

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// 650b (27.5) CARBON
The 650b carbon wheelset is Reynolds' latest development in the MTN wheel category. While the debate over mountain bike wheel diameter may never have a clear winner, we're confident that these wheels are worthy of your ride. A true hybrid of our 29er and AM wheel profiles we were able to achieve an all mountain profile with an incredibly light weight. This unique rim builds into a wheel that truly delivers the full package of performance that this new 27.5" wheel size is boasting.

Rim Construction: Full MR5 carbon tubeless rim
Rim Depth: 21mm
Width: 29 mm
Spokes: DT Swiss double-butted stainless steel spoke, external nipples
Spoke Pattern: 28h / 3x front & rear
Spokes Front: 9 mm QR, 15 mm and 20 mm thru axle
Spokes Rear: 10 mm QR, 135/10 and 142/12 thru axle
Weight: Wheelset – 1500g per set
Hubs: 6-bolt ISO rotor compatible
Braking: Disc Brakes
Included: Interchangeable Endcap System, Rim Tape, Skewers and Valve Stem, Tubeless Compatible

Reynolds Cycling | Wheels

Note: This particular conversion had zero clearance issues.

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