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    That's purty PSU. I'm finding suspension takes too much effort at times. Rigid is speedy simplicity. I'm still not sure bout all this carbon stuff, but that things simply purrrrty.

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    Rode 650b for the 1st time today. Changing this 2010 Epic to 650b was fantastic--it gave the bike new life!


    I go through so many different bikes because I get bored with them. 26er geared, 26er ss, 26er rigid ss, 26er full squish, 29er ss, 29er geared, and now 650b full squish.
    I think I may just keep this one for awhile.

    I now know what I suspected: 650b DEFINITELY has a place in the mountain biking world!
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    Will be curious to see how the XMark does on the back. Have you run those tires before in 26" and/or picked due to their size/fit in the rr triangle?

    Thanks in advance
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    Flashy!

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    The Red Fox is back. On one 456C with a 2x9 drive train.

    Won't be hard to find that thing in a blizzard!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    Will be curious to see how the XMark does on the back. Have you run those tires before in 26" and/or picked due to their size/fit in the rr triangle?

    Thanks in advance
    Actually, I just picked the Crossmark (2.1)because I've loved it as a 29er & 26er tire in the rear. And I've always wanted to run the Nobby Nics (2.25), and found a sweet deal on Pro Bike Supply. The rear triangle of the Epic has quite a bit more room, I'm pretty sure I could fit a 2.25 back there.
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    that epic is super nice. I'm finding that 650b breathes a lot of new life into older, 26" XC FS frames. My rush has only 4.3" of travel and it feels great. Doesn't feel terribly dissimilar from my longer travel bikes in the past, but it's a bit more efficient and it really just moves under power. It would be neat to experiment with a few others to see how cheap you could build a 650b trail bike...

    I know I paid like $650 for my rush, before I started going crazy with upgrades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandwich View Post
    that epic is super nice. I'm finding that 650b breathes a lot of new life into older, 26" XC FS frames. My rush has only 4.3" of travel and it feels great. Doesn't feel terribly dissimilar from my longer travel bikes in the past, but it's a bit more efficient and it really just moves under power. It would be neat to experiment with a few others to see how cheap you could build a 650b trail bike...

    I know I paid like $650 for my rush, before I started going crazy with upgrades.
    Yeah, I agree with you. I wholeheartedly believe that 650b isn't just for the AM crowd. The XC 80-100mm travel bikes feel really sweet with 650b under them. I hope the bike industry takes notice.
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    A little fun in the snow

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    Intense 275

    Large Flow Green Tracer 275. Weighs 31 with the BMX Test Ride Pedals.
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    650b rush

    2007 rush 4, stans crest 650 w tubeless racing ralphs, sram xo shifter and rear derailluer, E13 offset 40t chainring and xcx chainguide on a sram s1400 crank. Ec70 carbon straight handlebars.

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    40t!
    Quads of steel.

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    down in south fla. no mountains. able to use the whole cassette with a 39-40. anything smaller just overspin

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    sounds kinda liberating, up no'th here I'm running a 32x11-36 and am generally stuck on the lower side of it.

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    Nice intense and rush!!!

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    Whippet converted. 20.6 lbs no pedals, add a pound for some Saint pedals, or a little less for some XTRs.





    Fork clearance, for those that are curious. I get some leaves jammed up in there, but so far it's smooth sailing.


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    Always confuses me...

    Quote Originally Posted by rice rocket View Post
    Whippet converted. 20.6 lbs no pedals, add a pound for some Saint pedals, or a little less for some XTRs.





    Fork clearance, for those that are curious. I get some leaves jammed up in there, but so far it's smooth sailing.

    How DO you guys pedal those lite bikes without pedals?
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    wat.

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    2008 Norco Six. American Classic wheels, neo 2.1's at the moment...2.3's on the way.
    Such good fun...always was but now it even climbs! Frame has tons of clearance.
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    Thats where the dog comes in

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    How DO you guys pedal those lite bikes without pedals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    How DO you guys pedal those lite bikes without pedals?
    I wonder myself why I can't get away with advertising my bike's weight without other necessary components. "Yeah, my new AM rig is super-light. 24lbs without fork"

    The justification seems to be along the lines that your pedals are a personal preference that you'll choose for yourself. I don't see how that argument holds up when you mention saddles (which touch you more intimately), grips (which are your other contact points with the bike), bar and stem lengths, tires, or any other component with some sort of weight tradeoff and personal preference involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    How DO you guys pedal those lite bikes without pedals?
    I wonder myself why I can't get away with advertising my bike's weight without other necessary components. "Yeah, my new AM rig is super-light. 24lbs without fork! So add three to six pounds depending..."

    The justification seems to be along the lines that your pedals are a personal preference that you'll choose for yourself. I don't see how that argument holds up when you mention saddles (which touch you more intimately), grips (which are your other contact points with the bike), bar and stem lengths, tires, or any other component with some sort of weight tradeoff and personal preference involved.

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    Really

    Quote Originally Posted by lazarus2405 View Post
    I wonder myself why I can't get away with advertising my bike's weight without other necessary components. "Yeah, my new AM rig is super-light. 24lbs without fork! So add three to six pounds depending..."

    The justification seems to be along the lines that your pedals are a personal preference that you'll choose for yourself. I don't see how that argument holds up when you mention saddles (which touch you more intimately), grips (which are your other contact points with the bike), bar and stem lengths, tires, or any other component with some sort of weight tradeoff and personal preference involved.
    I think it's the manufacturers that started it all! Marketing ploy on the mid/higher end bikes to oogle us with the placebo affect of having the lightest bike on the market!
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    The point is I run different pedals in the winter, so yes, the weight changes. I posted the pedal weights right there, you can do a little addition, can't you?

    This ain't rocket science.

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    Bianchi S.A.S.S. 650B on the cheap

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    Here's FF044 just as I head out the door to Firefly to have the chainstays replaced to make this a dedicated 650B beast. I initially designed this as an urban creature, but am finding I'm having far more fun on singletrack.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pourbaix22 View Post


    Bianchi S.A.S.S. 650B on the cheap
    Is that an RS 29er fork?
    "I wrote a hit play! What have you ever done?!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pourbaix22 View Post


    Bianchi S.A.S.S. 650B on the cheap
    Nice pickup, it'll pay priceless trail rides. Even if the trail is the road to the local coffeeshop. You should post your Shiny here too!

    Post your Bianchi SS 650b conversion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattsavage View Post
    Is that an RS 29er fork?
    Yup rockshox 80mm travel, works like a champ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rice rocket View Post
    Fork clearance, for those that are curious. I get some leaves jammed up in there, but so far it's smooth sailing.

    What tire (Schwalbe Nobby Nic?) and size is it?

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    From another thread

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    What tire (Schwalbe Nobby Nic?) and size is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gvs_nz View Post
    While my longer Forks are on other bikes, my Marin Wolf ridge, with F120, in 650B mode .With F120, I think it's about 68ish head angle and about 13.75" BB.
    I'm considering doing the same thing with my wolf ridge with Lyrik fork. Any issues with the rear end? How's clearance fully compressed?

    Thanks

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    Santa Cruz Butcher 650B

    Here's my ride. Haven't had a chance to ride it yet. Looking forward to some better weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    I think it's the manufacturers that started it all! Marketing ploy on the mid/higher end bikes to oogle us with the placebo affect of having the lightest bike on the market!
    Bikes are typically weighed without pedals. Why? Because very few high end bikes come with pedals, because people typically have their own pedal preferences. Since there are no pedals, there are no pedals to weigh with the bike. I guess those that have never owned a high end bike might not get this because their bikes have always come with pedals. People on these forums weigh their custom bikes without pedals so that it is possible to reference their bikes weight to the weight of manufacturer's bikes. Or in this case because he uses two different types of pedals.
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    Freak Bike!

    650b + ERB Frame + Lefty + ENO Eccentric SingleSpeed

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    Mudfoot- I LOVE that color on the Butcher. Great looking bike, you'll love it.

    Here's my recently built Blur LT. I've taken her out on 3-4 rides so far, and I'm a huge fan. It's the perfect mix of 26" & 29" for the type of riding I do here in CO. Once in a while I wish I had the downhill performance of my old NomadC, but the Blur is a more fun bike all around. (I typically have to climb 1500-2000 feet in order to get the downhill) I don't know the exact weight, but I'm guessing it's around 28 lbs. I like the WTB Wolverine on the rear wheel, but I eventually want to get a wider front tire.








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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    Mudfoot- I LOVE that color on the Butcher. Great looking bike, you'll love it.

    Here's my recently built Blur LT. I've taken her out on 3-4 rides so far, and I'm a huge fan. It's the perfect mix of 26" & 29" for the type of riding I do here in CO. Once in a while I wish I had the downhill performance of my old NomadC, but the Blur is a more fun bike all around. (I typically have to climb 1500-2000 feet in order to get the downhill) I don't know the exact weight, but I'm guessing it's around 28 lbs. I like the WTB Wolverine on the rear wheel, but I eventually want to get a wider front tire.







    Thanks. Yours looks good as well. Mine weighs 31.25lbs with the pedals. Im coming from a bike that was a little over 40lbs. So this thing feels lite to me.

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    Zuess Pics

    Zeus!
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    I just noticed Ventana uses little "road bike" images for it's trail and all mountain catagory avatars.. WTH???
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    The downhill guy has a fanny pack too.

    Quote Originally Posted by stiingya View Post


    I just noticed Ventana uses little "road bike" images for it's trail and all mountain catagory avatars.. WTH???

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    650B Picture Thread-2013-intense-carbine-27.5.jpg4 months on the 2013 intense carbine 27.5...best bike ever!

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    Another TRc conversion

    Nobby Nic 2.25's on Arch EX wheels.
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    Good job!

    Beautiful picture

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    Nicolai AC Pinion 650b


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    Quote Originally Posted by norcosam View Post
    Nicolai AC Pinion 650b

    More on this bike man!!!! The Internal Gear Box on this bike will probably escape most viewers eyes. How does she ride? There's a Rolhoff in that G-Box, correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtoscott1970 View Post
    More on this bike man!!!! The Internal Gear Box on this bike will probably escape most viewers eyes. How does she ride? There's a Rolhoff in that G-Box, correct?
    More info in the Nicolai forum Nicolai AC 650b Pinion..Build
    2013 Banshee Spitfire V2 650b

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    any mor pics of that 650b giant xtc fr from page 32?

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    KHS Sixfifty Team SRAM XX1 With Wheels I Built, Great ride, love the bike

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    my 650 b

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    my first 650b

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    Whoah - what fork is that?

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