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    Shimano interested in 650B?

    Shimano's Home page http://bike.shimano.com/ has a survey, asking about tire sizes, including 650B! Tell 'em what you think!

    Below is what the survey results were as of this morning:

    Question of the month: : What tire size will your next mountain bike have?

    26": 40.75%
    29": 43.23%
    650b: 16.02%
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    Quote Originally Posted by enFuego
    Shimano's Home page has a survey, asking about tire sizes, including 650B! Tell 'em what you think!

    Below is what the survey results were as of this morning:

    Question of the month: : What tire size will your next mountain bike have?

    26": 40.75%
    29": 43.23%
    650b: 16.02%

    The problem with the poll is that you can vote multiple times which makes the results meaningless. 650B wheels had been in a dead heat with 29ers 5-6 weeks ago at around 29% each. I suspect all factions have been "stuffing the ballot box".

    I think the fact that 650B wheels are even on Shimano's radar is much more significant than whatever the results of this flawed poll turn out to B.

    Cheers,

    KP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Pacenti
    I suspect all factions have been "stuffing the ballot box".

    reading between the lines, i guess i've got some ballot box stuffing to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A. Nony Moose
    reading between the lines, i guess i've got some ballot box stuffing to do.
    Me also.
    I always knew those 29ers guys where crazy.
    Do you have the url to the page ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by enFuego
    Below is what the survey results were as of this morning:

    26": 40.75%
    29": 43.23%
    650b: 16.02%
    Where from do you have this statistics?

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    Stats come from the survey. Hey, If the big S gets interested in 650b they have the Mojo to push the industry a long way.
    Now....can I get electronic XTR.

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    I hope that 650bs catch on

    I need some new ones for my 1983 Cleland Aventura (early English Mountain Bike)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamWallace
    I need some new ones for my 1983 Cleland Aventura (early English Mountain Bike)

    No worries, there are plenty to be had.

    http://www.bikelugs.com/store/

    Cheers,

    KP

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