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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    Nice job on that Morewood! What did the bottom bracket height end up to be with that set up?
    14.5" unsagged. But I'm not done tinkering yet... Stay tuned
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    Whew

    Quote Originally Posted by SSteel
    14.5" unsagged. But I'm not done tinkering yet... Stay tuned
    I was thinking conversion was abit tall @ 13.5".
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    Here is my newly finished build. <a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p209/djembe975/Picture003-9.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a><a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p209/djembe975/Picture004-6.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

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    Nice frame refinishing job and component changes on that Beasley! Did you use a decal for the headtube, or paint? What's the design?

    I've been thinking of doing some filework on some scrap brass to make an abstract bumblebee headbadge for my Beasley...

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    It's a decal of an Ollin, which is an ancient Mesoamerican symbol meaning movement, earth-shaking or change

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    Very nice... looked it up on Google Images - cool artwork, and with meaning relevant to MTB-ing!

    I'm trying to ride rigid as long as possible, but will still be interested in hearing your ride impressions with your forks.

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    I rode it rigid for the first 3 months and although I liked the simplicity, I prefer it much more with the Velvet fork which has been performing flawlessly so far and for the price you just can't beat it and it would be hard to justify paying double for the new White Brothers fork.

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    Adding my Superlight. Santa Cruz bikes seem to have that magic feel. Could be the West Coast geometry I don't know. Climbs rocky sections better than any bike I have owned. Switchbacks are a breeze. I thought the std 9 speed gearing would be a bit steep but it climbs so well it has made me a faster rider.
    I have 2 spacers in the rear shock to limit the travel and I replaced the front derailleur cable stop as it was right in the way of the rear wheel.
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    nice!

    Quote Originally Posted by Waterat Pat
    Adding my Superlight. Santa Cruz bikes seem to have that magic feel. Could be the West Coast geometry I don't know. Climbs rocky sections better than any bike I have owned. Switchbacks are a breeze. I thought the std 9 speed gearing would be a bit steep but it climbs so well it has made me a faster rider.
    I have 2 spacers in the rear shock to limit the travel and I replaced the front derailleur cable stop as it was right in the way of the rear wheel.
    Looks pretty tight back there, is that a Quasi? I have yet to modify RS shock on my KHS and are running 2.1 Neos f&r with plenty tire and fr D clearance. BB riding pretty high though. Looking to get a Fox RP? with l/o to do the shimming on.

    Now if all these weather front would roll thru and be done with soaking trails I can back on it.

    **Got it now, I see it better on computer vs. phone, it's a Wolv. I didn't think those were available again yet 'til April somethin or have you had it for awhile??**

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    Wolverines are a true 2.2 which is nice. Seems to be getting a bit harder to find 650B rims and tires. New stuff usually hits our shores soon though.

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    Hope so

    Quote Originally Posted by Waterat Pat
    New stuff usually hits our shores soon though.
    I need another Alex XD-Lite rim along with a Wolverine.
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    some niiiiiiiice goodies on here. YOu guys in the states are sooooo spoilt for choice. currently we have NO rims NO tires for sale in south africa. i started to order Stans 355 rims and the freight charges worked out more than a wheelset!!! cancel that!!! 600 dollars to get two rims shipped ...HUH? but i am determined to get my but on a 650b before i try a 29er.

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    Here is my Sette Ace with 650b in the front. I currently have a 2.1 Nevegal up front. Depending on trail conditions I also use a 2.3 Neo Moto which grips like crazy. The neo rolls a little slower than the 2.1 Nevegal, so in general I like the Nevegal better. I have a Racing Ralph on the way to try out. Unfortunately a 650b will not fit in the rear, a 26 x 2.3 barely squeezes in. In the rear I run a Stans Raven 2.2 in hardpack and a Specialized Eskar 2.3 in looser conditions.

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    Nice

    Quote Originally Posted by ljsmith
    Here is my Sette Ace with 650b in the front. I currently have a 2.1 Nevegal up front. Depending on trail conditions I also use a 2.3 Neo Moto which grips like crazy. The neo rolls a little slower than the 2.1 Nevegal, so in general I like the Nevegal better. I have a Racing Ralph on the way to try out. Unfortunately a 650b will not fit in the rear, a 26 x 2.3 barely squeezes in. In the rear I run a Stans Raven 2.2 in hardpack and a Specialized Eskar 2.3 in looser conditions.

    Did you have it stripped and polished or is that an earlier model?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47
    Did you have it stripped and polished or is that an earlier model?
    I stripped it and polished it. The powder coat on this thing just laughed at paint stripper, so it was a lot of work getting it all off. Sette uses some seriously tough PC!
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    Tough stuff eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by ljsmith
    I stripped it and polished it. The powder coat on this thing just laughed at paint stripper, so it was a lot of work getting it all off. Sette uses some seriously tough PC!
    I looked at the Ace and Flite but neither was full 650 friendly so I opt'd for a different frame.

    I have both the Nev and Neo tires. I'm going with the Nevs on my squishy, and the Neos on my HT.
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    Well here it is all done and rides so sweet!... but selling because I just moved to South NJ and have zero places to ride
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    Schweet! I have been thinking about a Heckler to go with my Superlight for the Sierras. I actually prefer single pivot over VPP.
    Did you reduce the travel for clearance?

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    I didn't have to limit/adjust the travel at all with the Fox Float or the ISX 4.... its VERY close with all the air out a a good amount of weight on the seat.

    Quote Originally Posted by Waterat Pat
    Schweet! I have been thinking about a Heckler to go with my Superlight for the Sierras. I actually prefer single pivot over VPP.
    Did you reduce the travel for clearance?

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    650B - Build in Progress

    I wasn't really too comfortable with the rear tire clearance my Inbred had with the WTB tire on a P35 rim so I converted the Inbred back to a 26er and I built this...

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    I took it for a quick spin around the neighborhood as best I could without the brakes installed and this thing actually feels better with the 650B's than it did with the 26er's.

    I still need to install brakes (BB7's with a A2z Adapter in the rear), cut the steerer tube to fit, and make a few other adjustments but I'm also thinking about tearing everything down to have the frame and fork powdercoated the same color.
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    Those Humus are awesome. My buddy had the A'HA with a USA paint job years back. I wish I bought it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratman
    I wasn't really too comfortable with the rear tire clearance my Inbred had with the WTB tire on a P35 rim so I converted the Inbred back to a 26er and I built this...

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    This is a great looking bike.

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    650B front FS 2 speed.
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    Jamis & K2

    Here are both of my 650B.
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    It didn't work! Hmmmm, I have to try again.

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    Similar bikes different rides?

    Quote Originally Posted by warwickcruz
    Here are both of my 650B.
    Or different bikes, similar rides? Curious on having 2 fs rigs. I have a 5"Its F's and finishing up a 1x hardtail to mix it up.
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    a lot of nice rigs here. here are mine to add to the lot:

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    My 2010 Jamis XAM2 6" AM 650B build....



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    They feel very different. The K2 is a rocket compared to the Jamis. I can climb faster with it. The Suspension responds very well when I stand and I can accelerate quicker coming out of turns on our downhill runs. The Jamis can take bumps and ruts better, it doesn't get knocked around as easily by bad terrain and I can hit a lot of it straight on. It's a bit more work climbing even though the weight difference is below 3lbs, I'm guessing that the tires have a lot to do with that. I'm still trying to get the suspension dialed in on the Jamis so I can't says that it's really plush yet. But, it's definitely nice and makes dowhills really fun and confidence inspiring.

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    Better before / after shots of my SS Beasley.

    It's being replaced by it's geared sister .. she should be ready to pose for some glamour shots in a couple of weeks




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    Love those changes, nixon_fiend - and color choice. I dislike the modern resurgence of bright (neon, even) colors on bikes and safety gear. Me likey woodsy, earthy tones...

    Are you moving some of the upgraded parts to the geared Beasley? Or is it an all new build?
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    Thanks, the colour is RAL 7006 - Putty/Army green. New beasley has mostly new build planned ... Keeping the BB7s and the Cranks .. but trying for a more Racy spec... Got some Velour forks now. Not sure what the new colour will be though .. maybe 'John Deere Green'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morpheous
    My 2010 Jamis XAM2 6" AM 650B build....

    I want details man! Lets see a closeup of that swingarm clearance and how about the BB height. Did you shim the shock to maintain clearance on the seatube? Nice lookin bike by the way I love that polished look.

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    ...absolutely no shock shimming nor any adjustments to the Jamis XAM2. Laced up the Blunts to SRAM X-9 Thru-hubs (20mm/Front and 12mm rear) and 'Maxled' them on. I have had the bike fully compressed with no rubs, running neo-motos 2.3s.

    ...bottom yoke clearance (as if it were made for 650B)



    .....From the top full extension...



    ...and at FULL compression(note fully compressed RP23 shock in left of frame), about a 2-3mm clearance to the seat tube!

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    What's going on with your stem/handlebar combination?

    Cool that frame fits 650bs though!!!

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    ..ah some old parts I had laying around this winter, They have been replaced with flatter stem and lower bars.
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    Did you special order the painted rear triangle/swingarm or is that standard now? Mine is polished which is the way all the others I've seen have been...

    Nice bike, BTW! Here's mine:


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    Quote Originally Posted by daves4mtb
    Thank you! And yours is quite nice, too. I think seeing a pic of yours is what caused me to go with the red color on mine.

    After I ordered mine, I was told they were having a hiccup in the supply line for the ball-burnished finish, and would therefore give me a powder coated rear triangle for free (I guess it normally is a $150 option). I'm glad they did it, I like the way it looks and it looks a bit different from most Ventanas as a result. The red color really looks great when the bike is clean, which isn't often!

    It looks good--I think the painted to match triangle is a much more up to date look. The polished rear triangle is a bit old skool. I like it, though, being a bit old skool myself!

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    My Vicious Cycles Mambo Sun 650B
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    Dreamy setup, looks perfectly old-school!

    Skinny frame tubes, rigid fork - like it very much.

    Great paint scheme...
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    Nice!

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    My Vicious Cycles Mambo Sun 650B
    Dig the setup with that Vicious fork too! Here's my steel ht on it's way to a 650 retro fit.
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    Video (no pictures)

    Here is quick video of my 650b bike in action (not much action after all it is being riden by a Fat-n00b but still)

    The bike is a KHS sixfifty 606...

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    dog is awesome. now.. the soundtrack, you are rding too slow for the thunder.
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    I, too am very happy you let the dog feature in the vid - he looks so damn joyful!

    Puts a big grin on my face just watching him.

    I gotta say though, my Beasley's standard Shimano M486 hydraulic brakes are silent, even after water crossings.

    Cool slow chugging guitar riffs in the soundtrack, but the singer doesn't do much for me...
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    Spot Brand reborn

    This is a 2001 geared Spot hardtail that was serving time as a commuter bike, when I spot an ad for a set of Blunt 650b rims on XT hubs for silly money. A Quasi-Moto and Nevagal tyre are (not as cheaply) procured and the job lot is thrown at the ol' warhorse.

    Clearance in the rear is pretty good with the 2.0, but might be too tight for anything bigger.

    How's it ride? Sensationally. It was never a bad bike, but now it's a brilliant bike. BB's up a tad, head angle and trail with the 100mm Fox fork is just right (I'm guessing 70ish), it climbs great, it's radar-guided in singletrack... I'm in love. I'm 6' 3" and about 220lb, and I haven't liked the 29s I've briefly tried. 650b feels spot on for me, though.
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    Latest Geared Beasley Build ... 1x9 (36t - 11-34)

    Not finished yet though - Decals coming & random parts still to be swapped - Nasty pedals for riding up and down my block sorting the gears!

    Rides nice with a Layback post and 70mm stem .. Much more relaxed and wheelie-able than my previous SS - beasley build

    Blunt on the rear - built up with Revs - for a bit of speed, PHAT P35 on the front, for better contact pitch cornering - and general Strength - I do like to rag the downhills, and I'm not the smoothest of riders!

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    Nice Beasley!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Pacenti View Post
    SWEET!

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    my recent build. JUST completed. got some pacent QUassi motos from the good states (none in africa) and some american classics..(only pair here in south africa) Pearl carbon frame (german brand) XTR grouppo with hayes stroker carbon (worst brakes to set up!!) R7 fork
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    That's a really nice frame, as well as the complete build.

    The headtube sculpting is gorgeous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bertusvanzyl View Post
    my recent build. JUST completed. got some pacent QUassi motos from the good states (none in africa) and some american classics..(only pair here in south africa) Pearl carbon frame (german brand) XTR grouppo with hayes stroker carbon (worst brakes to set up!!) R7 fork

    Well done! Let's have the ride report soon!

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    I havnt updated this thread in a while, so here it goes...

    Beasley SS, I bought a der hanger and gear it 1x9 for winter and the sloppy spring that we have here. I laced up a WTB 650 rim on a cheap geared hub for this application. I converted it back to SS for the summer though.

    I recently added the chopped and screwed Jones style XTR cranks, I finished them last week.

    Other than the Headset, brakes, cranks and BB...everything is stock.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/39929703@N05/5884037629/" title="DSC01674 by mtbiker321, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6009/5884037629_9fc767fbeb.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSC01674"></a>

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    ... and if we just ... 650B Dekerf

    So I had a chance to buy back an old frame that I used to have (always regretted selling it ) and low-and-behold it fits a 650b Pacenti Quasi-moto! Extra Bonus!

    I did have to steal some parts from other bikes, so this may not be the final build.



    Old-school components like a Lola saddle and 1/2 pipe grip shift!




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    nice to see this thread going ... i almost thought i jumped on a dying trend

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSteel View Post
    So I had a chance to buy back an old frame that I used to have (always regretted selling it ) and low-and-behold it fits a 650b Pacenti Quasi-moto! Extra Bonus!

    I did have to steal some parts from other bikes, so this may not be the final build.



    Old-school components like a Lola saddle and 1/2 pipe grip shift!




    So Nice!!!!!

    Reunited but in a cooler 650b way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG View Post
    So Nice!!!!!

    Reunited but in a cooler 650b way!

    It rides A M A Z I N G !
    So much fun on the trails.
    I'm getting all weak-kneed thinking about it. Must be love.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bertusvanzyl View Post
    nice to see this thread going ... i almost thought i jumped on a dying trend
    Someone on an Austin MTB forum just came back from a Portland frame-building program with his very own handbuilt 650B rig, so there's at least a few more of us out there!

    BTW - anyone else see the upgraded White Brothers rigid fork line-up?

    That Snowpack Fat fork would be fun on the front of a rigid 650B with a Surly wheel/tire:

    http://www.mountainracingproducts.co...hers/snowpack/
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    You guys will understand...



    I got Ed's custom M/L Ventana El Bastardo frame (thank you, Ed!) and just put my first ride on the build. Whoa, nellie, just what I'd hoped for so far. Psyched!

    The build includes SRAM 11-36/XX rear der, XTR triple/XTR front der, XO shifters, Formula R1 brakes, DTS 240 hubs, checks in at 27 lbs.

    Other than a RASE Black Mamba eventually, I'd say it's a wrap.

    Wooot!

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    Beautiful bike man! I really do enjoy green bikes.

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    Thanks, dave and FNF [And Ed!]. Looking forward to getting to know her

    Couple more...


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    Nice!!!!

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    Done

    Quote Originally Posted by intheways View Post
    I'm not sure if we have a thread that's been buried, but let's see your 650's
    Almost. Still some tweaking to do on both.
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    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Made some changes to my Flash. Team Beer BB30 EBB and a HBC 34t in red. I'm loving this set-up. I'm done with gears.

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    Soma B-Side and El Bastardo
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    here's my 650b with a fat tire front
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    Quote Originally Posted by 510datsun View Post
    here's my 650b with a fat tire front

    Nice. Who's the builder?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 510datsun View Post
    here's my 650b with a fat tire front

    Nice. who's the builder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by She&I View Post
    You guys will understand...



    I got Ed's custom M/L Ventana El Bastardo frame (thank you, Ed!) and just put my first ride on the build. Whoa, nellie, just what I'd hoped for so far. Psyched!

    The build includes SRAM 11-36/XX rear der, XTR triple/XTR front der, XO shifters, Formula R1 brakes, DTS 240 hubs, checks in at 27 lbs.

    Other than a RASE Black Mamba eventually, I'd say it's a wrap.

    Wooot!
    hey man! that looks awesome! and sweet build! glad to see it go to a good home...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG View Post
    Nice. who's the builder?

    Looks like a Yipsan, that was the first 650b bike I rode.

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    Very nice. Can you post a picture of the seat stays clearance? What size is the rear tire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiciMapas View Post
    Very nice. Can you post a picture of the seat stays clearance? What size is the rear tire?

    Thanks
    Its tight but passable on the seat stay. RR's are 2.2

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottybinwv View Post
    Looks like a Yipsan, that was the first 650b bike I rode.

    Ding Ding Ding - you are the winner. You are right! That is a Yipsan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottybinwv View Post
    Its tight but passable on the seat stay. RR's are 2.2
    With that tight clearance, how does it perform in mud? What are your overall riding impressions?

    I have a Specialized Camber which will convert to 650b. It seems that the seat stay clearance will be very tight. The parts have have been ordered (rims, tires, Stans tubless conversion kit) and shall get them by Thursday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 510datsun View Post
    here's my 650b with a fat tire front
    what fork is that?

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    Another creation here in Africa
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    Changed fork

    GT Zaskar carbon size small frame American Classic 650b's and Quassi moto's XTR grouppo and Formula oro brakes. changed to dt swiss fork
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    Quote Originally Posted by bertusvanzyl View Post
    Another creation here in Africa
    That is really, really nice.

    I have always wondered if 650b wheels would fit in carbon GT frames. I am hoping someone can test fit them into a FS GT frame too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Pacenti View Post
    That is really, really nice.

    I have always wondered if 650b wheels would fit in carbon GT frames. I am hoping someone can test fit them into a FS GT frame too...

    Cheers,
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    clearance is close ... lucky we live in the sandy south western coast ... not muddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by bertusvanzyl View Post
    clearance is close ... lucky we live in the sandy south western coast ... not muddy

    How much time have you got on this set up? Enough for a detailed ride report?

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Pacenti View Post
    How much time have you got on this set up? Enough for a detailed ride report?

    Cheers,

    KP
    i have Just finished the build and burning to get out there.. will certainly give a report back. i doubt however if this setup will accomadate a Neo Moto.

    the white carbon Pearl dually i posted above was such a revelation. i rode it mostly on routes that start with STEEEP climbs and really suffered to get use to that little bit extra wheel but to add i did not need granny.
    when i took the bike DOwn really rocky tracks i was sooooo surprised i kept looking at my suspension tryin to figue out if i had set it too soft yet i was not bottoming shock or fork. later on the flat i realised the extra wheel size was really rolling well.
    single track through trees was such a breeze.. Really enjoyed it i did struggle on sandy single track climbs but i think it is more lack of form and being bit heftier than usual.

    she likes to get dirty though
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    ^^^^^No issues with those two Manitou forks. Which model is that or are they two different Manitou models?

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    that is a R7 mrd. clearance is enough . i would prefer fox. the stanchions are rather narrow and i experience some flex when climbing standing... but overall good fork. you cannot ride it tooo soft the crown hits the tire when you reach maximum travel. but i prefer the offset it is much less than a fox

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    I love that Pearl! I would love one of those frames!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FNFAL View Post
    I love that Pearl! I would love one of those frames!
    go check out their site Pearl-Cycles - handmade racing frames
    this particular frame i bought from the owner... it was his 2012 sample frame.. not sure if it is going to be in the range cause he never rode it . it cost me 720 us $ .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bertusvanzyl View Post
    go check out their site Pearl-Cycles - handmade racing frames
    this particular frame i bought from the owner... it was his 2012 sample frame.. not sure if it is going to be in the range cause he never rode it . it cost me 720 us $ .
    $720 for a carbon FS frame is dirt cheap. A steel Niner frame costs more than that.

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    Can I get a few votes for making this thread a sticky!? Who are the moderators in this forum btw?

    let's make this thread a Sticky!!


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    2011 Specialized Camber

    Fitted with Flow rims and Nevegal 2.1 front and rear. Quasimotos do not fit in the rear.
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    Quasi's don't fit in rear? I was going to order one thinking more clearence on my bike. Please explain.

    Thx in advance.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47 View Post
    Quasi's don't fit in rear? I was going to order one thinking more clearence on my bike. Please explain.

    Thx in advance.
    Check this thread for a detailed explanation:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/650b-69er-new...ml#post8353770

    look for post 9 and read from there.

    Based on my experience, the final tire diameter depends a lot on the rim it is fitted to. I also thought the Quasimotos were the smaller diameter tires available, but reality was different, at least using the Flow rims I have.

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    650B on one slot dropout inbred. loads of room with neomotos (photo is with wheel in the front part of the dropout) x-fusion enix fork
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    Nice 650b Inbred!!

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    Santa Cruz Blur LTc

    SC 650Blur LTc

    Having a Tallboy and wanting more travel lead me down the path of 650B ing the Blur, makes a great bike even better........

    Ample room in the rear with the tyre missing the seat tube by several MM on full compression, although if the tyre was to deform at full compression it could buzz the back of the seat tube, so some protection there might be a good idea.

    No issue with the front derailuer or cable either.......

    Unfortunately as everyone knows 650B tyres is the let down, now if Maxxis only made some 2.1" 650B Ignitors/Crossmarks/Advantages/Larsens.....that'd be great.
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    Nice! But you're right, those RR's don't belong on that thing! Have you sized it for the 2.35 Nevegals? Surely one fits up front. And if not in back, a 2.1 would be better spec'd then that racey tire you have on it now.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Some sweet rigs here--bravo, peeps. Digging the passion...

    titus247, nice Bastardo, man! How is the WB Loop treating you? I came close to pulling that trigger, but the $330 price point on the X-F Velvet left me with a lot of beer money.

    Gripo:
    "Having a Tallboy and wanting more travel lead me down the path of 650B..." That's exactly what led me to 650b. Love my 429 to the ends of the earth, but eventually the weaknesses began to show. Never had ridden enough to justify a quiver. 650b is so much fun it makes me think I might eventually take on a 26er with still more travel.

    Cheers,

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    Epic S-Works




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    Wife's bike - no room in the back, so we had to limit the 650b upgrade to the front. The best part is that the mod bug has bitten her and she wants to continue the upgrades.


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