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    2013 Rune 26 vs. 650b

    Anyone ride their Rune in both setups? Mine is currently a 26 and I run a fairly tall tire(2.4 Conti Trailking ft and rear). I'm considering switching to 650b but I'm not sure if its worth the cost of new wheel's and tire's to change. Both of my fork's I have will run a 650b tire with no issue's. I did some checking and it seem's 650b tires actually measure between 27.75 tall and 28.5 tall while my current tires are a hair over 27.5 tall. Thats not a huge difference in OD, even the taller tires seem to be only a inch of height difference.

    So for those that have rode both setup's on the otherwise same bike. Does it roll over stuff better? Roll faster? Feel less playfull than the 26? I'm looking for direct comparison pro's and con's. Its good bit of money to make the change and while I'm happy with my current setup its kinda heavy. I started looking at lighter wheel's and well now would be the right time to change if I'm going to.
    I like to fart when I'm in front of you on a climb

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    sry not much help, but thats the same boat I was in when i picked up a used Rune v2 frame. I sold my old 26" wheelset because I wanted to upgrade wheels regardless of size but then felt hesitant on spending a lot of cash on a new 26" set and finally committed and bought a 27.5" set.. I also had to change my fork though, so still not sure that was really worth it. I picked up a nicely used 13' fox 34 160mm factory float for 450 and it only costs 60 bucks for fox to update to 14' damper. But I am still trying to sell a nicely used Lyrik for 470..

    even some reviewers say that the difference in size is barely noticeable to some might not even notice at all..
    what forks are you running?

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    I have a fox 34talas 150mm 650b fork and a fox36 vanilla rc2 26" fork.
    I like to fart when I'm in front of you on a climb

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