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    So i sold my F/S 29er and got this....

    They are really that good.....feels exactly like an in between wheel.


    Size medium Nickel 5inch travel from S/C for $600.00 on thier website.

    Fork..xfusion velvet 26/650b fork 140mm
    Wheels.. Stans flow ex 650b with 3.30 hubs
    Tires...Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25 front
    Crossmark 27.5x2.10 rear
    Bars...truvativ t30 flat 700mm
    Stem...fsa 80mm
    Cranks... X9 with north shore billett 104/64 bcd 2x10
    Chainrings...22t 36t
    Brakes...magura louise bat 180mm f 160mm rear
    Front/rear derailure...sram x9
    Shifters...sram x9
    cassette...pg1070 11-36


    tons of room in the rear with shock bottomed out

    weighs 28lbs flat




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    Looks sharp! Any clearance problems? Hows it ride compared to the 29?
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    What modifications were necessary to make it a 650B? Did you have to change the shock or add anything special? I'm considering buying one of those frames and doing the same thing. How do you like the ride of that bike?

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    Nope. Nickels fit 650b rear with no mods whatsoever. The frames are on closeout for 600.00 new.

    No clearance problems at all. With the shock bottomed there was a ton of room left. I have heard the reaaly big 650 tires leave just a few mm's clearance.

    ir rides fantastic. really....the travel feels bottomless.
    And the x fusion fork is awesome....

    650 is the real deal. and before anyone starts with the tire is only an inch taller mess my front measured at 27.7 and the rear was right at 27.5 tall.

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    Awesome! I'm eager to try it out at the given price point. You have a really nice looking ride! Hopefully I can convince the wife I need another bike...

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    650 is the real deal. and before anyone starts with the tire is only an inch taller mess my front measured at 27.7 and the rear was right at 27.5 tall.
    ....and the new 650B Schwalbe Nobby Nick 2.35" is close to 28" tall
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    A 26in wheel with a nice sized tire wouldn't be more fun than a 650 with a small tire?
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    How much total?

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    Thanks!!!

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    Shouldn't this go 2 doors down?

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    Nice that you found the bike that ticks all the right boxes. Looks good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vizsladog View Post
    They are really that good.....feels exactly like an in between wheel.

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    Size medium Nickel 5inch travel from S/C for $600.00 on thier website.

    Fork..xfusion velvet 26/650b fork 140mm
    Wheels.. Stans flow ex 650b with 3.30 hubs
    Tires...Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25 front
    Crossmark 27.5x2.10 rear
    Bars...truvativ t30 flat 700mm
    Stem...fsa 80mm
    Cranks... X9 with north shore billett 104/64 bcd 2x10
    Chainrings...22t 36t
    Brakes...magura louise bat 180mm f 160mm rear
    Front/rear derailure...sram x9
    Shifters...sram x9
    cassette...pg1070 11-36


    tons of room in the rear with shock bottomed out

    weighs 28lbs flat




    Looks great i love it

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    Looks sick. 650B would be cool to try for an Enduro bike I think. Also, I just got a X-fusion Slide 29 for my Epic. I'm looking forward to riding it. Glad you like your Velvet!
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    I like your build! I'd be very happy with that too!

    Looks Great!

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    You don't happen to know if this will work on the Heckler 6.1 do you?

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    Think the hecklers are also able to go no prob.

    Also thanks for the negitive rep for "posting 650b in 29er section"

    just trying to give some insight from a guy who has been on 3 different 29ers the last 4-5 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vizsladog View Post
    Think the hecklers are also able to go no prob.

    Also thanks for the negitive rep for "posting 650b in 29er section"

    just trying to give some insight from a guy who has been on 3 different 29ers the last 4-5 years.
    It's interesting how quick people who hang out in the 29er forums are to dish out neg rep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vizsladog View Post
    Think the hecklers are also able to go no prob.

    Also thanks for the negitive rep for "posting 650b in 29er section"

    just trying to give some insight from a guy who has been on 3 different 29ers the last 4-5 years.
    Well thanks for the input, it wasn't me, I'll give you positive rep.

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    oh no...i didnt think it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vizsladog View Post
    Think the hecklers are also able to go no prob.

    Also thanks for the negitive rep for "posting 650b in 29er section"

    just trying to give some insight from a guy who has been on 3 different 29ers the last 4-5 years.
    Just out of interest, which 3 different 29 ers did you have? I'm liking the red, it looks sharp

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    Negative rep? What the heck is that? I thought these forums are for guys like us to speak freely sbout our personal opinions. If you disagree, then post a reply in the thread. guys who leave neg rep on here, are probably the same guys who leave negative feedback on ebay before even contacting the seller. Everything can be resolved with communication. Sorry for ranting..I deal with that kinda stuff everyday.. Doesn't seem fair.

    Regardless, thumbs up on the new build. Most of us 29ers still enjoy the smaller wheels and/or plan on building a 650b. Its a good wheel size. I see it in my near future. Thanks for sharing it...Any idea of the total weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vizsladog View Post
    Think the hecklers are also able to go no prob.

    Also thanks for the negitive rep for "posting 650b in 29er section"

    just trying to give some insight from a guy who has been on 3 different 29ers the last 4-5 years.
    I plus repped ya....mainly for the juicy bike porn.

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    Looks great! Enjoy!

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    Thanks everyone.

    It weighs 28lbs flat on the nose. I went with flows but with crests and rocket rons youd drop almost 2lbs.and almost another pound if you went 1x10 or new xx1

    I had a felt hardtail, a performance acsess a khs flagstaff and was on an epic for a bit.

    ridden ALOT of 29ers and i can for sure say FOR ME i prefer the 27.5. it just feels right, VERY flickable,still have great rollover and it picks the front very easy.

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    Although i do agree that this in the wrong forum giving you negative rep for posting here does not sound right to me.
    Seems like you made the right call with the 27.5 for a long travel bike and your "style". Though i love my superlight29 if i build a 130mm+ bike 650b is where i will most likely end up also.
    Have fun on the trails!

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