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    Interesting to go back to the start of this thread and see how far 650B has come. I built my first B bike in 2009. At that time there were only a few rims and tires to choose from and only a few 27.5 frames. Most folks had to find a 26er frame and fork with enough clearance for 27.5. I used a Chumba HX1 with a Fox Float, Velocity Blunt rims and Kenda Nevegals or WTB Wolverines. It had eccentric bottom bracket that I rotated to the 6 o'clock position and tons of tire clearance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw-13 View Post
    Interesting to go back to the start of this thread and see how far 650B has come. I built my first B bike in 2009. At that time there were only a few rims and tires to choose from and only a few 27.5 frames. Most folks had to find a 26er frame and fork with enough clearance for 27.5. I used a Chumba HX1 with a Fox Float, Velocity Blunt rims and Kenda Nevegals or WTB Wolverines. It had eccentric bottom bracket that I rotated to the 6 o'clock position and tons of tire clearance.
    I don't know much of the history going back far. I updated getting to a new bike in March, prior experience just a recreational rider in Colorado on a Kona h/t from 2001 and before that, a 1991 HardRock that is rigid.

    Within the past few years, I'd been picking up a bike mag now and then to see what was happening and somehow was drawn to Jamis and their 650b line. From there it was zeroing in/comparing steel, 27.5 and doing more thinking / reading. Then the flowery reviews and comments on 27.5 + and of course that fed back to some of the adventure/ bike packer lines. With no real Jamis stores handy, I transitioned to shopping Marin and found the Pine Mtn line up. I was already comfortable within a price range I had in mind so the PM1 fit the slot perfectly. Been happy ever since.

    I felt Marin was doing well on parts spec for the dollar and didn't feel I was shorting myself by skipping Jamis but I know they are a well respected bike / brand also.

    I noted while shopping that 27.5 was getting a lot of attention for being touted as the "right size" for certain stature riders or certain frame sizes. Whether marketing hype or general truism, I don't know.

    I do feel the plus bike I have has been a great way to advance to a newer bike / geo, upgrade to steel and net some comfort for a rider not intent on going or needing full sus. This bike got me to disc brakes also .... lol . I was on some pretty old tech considering bikes 26 and 16 years old.
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