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    Canfield 650b / 27.5 hardtail?

    The other Canfield 650b thread seemed to be focused on full suspension. Curious if there will be a B wheeled brother to the new Nimble 9?

    I don't know if there would be much advantage of 27.5 over 29 for a hard tail other than lateral wheel stiffness. Personally have not tried 27.5 yet. I just know 26" hard tails are a thing of the past for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba13 View Post
    The other Canfield 650b thread seemed to be focused on full suspension. Curious if there will be a B wheeled brother to the new Nimble 9?

    I don't know if there would be much advantage of 27.5 over 29 for a hard tail other than lateral wheel stiffness. Personally have not tried 27.5 yet. I just know 26" hard tails are a thing of the past for me.

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    It certainly something we have been talking about... We have a few BIG projects on the plate at the moment and will talk further about this in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    It certainly something we have been talking about... We have a few BIG projects on the plate at the moment and will talk further about this in the future.

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    Thanks for the quick reply. Excited to see what you did with the new N9. (29)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillingtonVT View Post
    It certainly something we have been talking about... We have a few BIG projects on the plate at the moment and will talk further about this in the future.

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    Arrrrgh. The suspense... some teasers, come on!


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    Certainly interested. Make it with killer AM numbers, chromo and interchangeable with 26er's.

    When did you want a down payment??

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    A Yelli with a 140mm fork and 650b wheels actually works pretty well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw-13 View Post
    A Yelli with a 140mm fork and 650b wheels actually works pretty well.
    If you don't mind me asking...Where does that put the bottom bracket height? Wheel and tire combo?

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    The 29er wheelset has Flows with 2.4 Specialized Purgatory tires. The 650B set is Velocity Blunts with 2.2 WTB Wolverines. The unsagged bottom bracket height dropped from 12 7/8" to12" even.

    The lower center of gravity made a great bike even better. Ive since gone back to the 29er wheels, only because I needed the 650b's for the 650b bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw-13 View Post
    The 29er wheelset has Flows with 2.4 Specialized Purgatory tires. The 650B set is Velocity Blunts with 2.2 WTB Wolverines. The unsagged bottom bracket height dropped from 12 7/8" to12" even.

    The lower center of gravity made a great bike even better. Ive since gone back to the 29er wheels, only because I needed the 650b's for the 650b bike


    That frame in that trim, just seems it was meant to be.

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    I'm running my Yelli with a 140mm WB Loop, but would like to try out a 650b rear wheel. Just to see if the 650b wheel would offer better acceleration, but worried if decreasing the HA and lowering the BB height would be a step back instead.

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    Yeah I think that would make the front feel really tall unless you dropped the fork to 120mm or went 650b front and rear.

    Lower gearing would help acceleration
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    Quote Originally Posted by riiz View Post
    I'm running my Yelli with a 140mm WB Loop, but would like to try out a 650b rear wheel. Just to see if the 650b wheel would offer better acceleration, but worried if decreasing the HA and lowering the BB height would be a step back instead.
    Someone on here (MTBR) has a Yelli with a Fox 34 140mm fork and has a -1.5 Works Components "Slackset". Drops the front end down, touch longer wheelbase and makes it even more fun on the downs... all sticking with 29er wheels.

    What I'd personally like, is a bouncy-both-ends big-wheeler that's like a Yelli on steroids. Wheel-size can be configured via interchangeable dropouts (*cough* Banshee *cough* BlkMrkt Bikes *cough*)... so it'd be a 650b/29er bike, with 5~6in of travel.

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