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    Yelli Screamy 650b?

    Yes. Yes I did.

    What you'll need....

    A Yelli Screamy

    27.5" wheels & tires. Get something burly like Flows or Sun Ringle Chargers. They'll probably still be lighter than your 29er set up.

    Some thin pedals like Crampons or your clipless doo hickies.

    What you'll get...Everything you love about your Yelli with a lower center of gravity.

    Your 29er fork will work just fine as long as its at least 120mm travel. No less. I mean it. If its super rocky where you ride you might wanna go 140mm. 530-550 axle to crown is money. Which, btw, opens you up to some 26" and 27.5" forks in the 150-160mm travel range.

    Enjoy

    BTW ill be selling a couple nice 29er wheelsets soon
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    Right ON!
    Let me know what you think of the smaller wheels.

    I've been really fired up on the 650b for a while now and think it's going to be a great balance of roll-over, yet lighter and more jump friendly. (Not that 29ers don't jump- cause I have and they do.)

    At first I thought 650b's were only going to hit the FS market, but after riding them I want a HT.
    But it seems that the market isn't quite there yet. (or at least for a company our size)

    So, who out there is looking at a 650 HT?

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    Ive had a 650B bike in one form or another since 2009. Ive done my Yelli with 650B wheels for a couple rides before and liked it but needed the wheels on the other bike. When I broke the other frame I decided to try them again on the Yelli. Being a tall guy getting my c.o.g. closer to the ground really tightens up the handling and makes it feel more stable & balanced, not that it wasnt before. I'm sold and going all in.

    You could do a Yelli/N9 style 650B specific bike with probably nothing more than a little tweak to the bottom bracket drop and could shorten the chainstays a bit if you wanted. Personally I think its makes a great 650B bike as is.

    I told Gollub that you guys may have accidentally designed the ultimate 650B AM hardtail.
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    BB height.

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    Re: Yelli Screamy 650b?

    12" even unsagged
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    Quote Originally Posted by cSquared View Post
    Right ON!

    But it seems that the market isn't quite there yet. (or at least for a company our size)

    So, who out there is looking at a 650 HT?
    I'm not looking right now, but I'm certainly very curious. I could see myself stuffing a set of 650b's on my Ragley, just to test the waters.

    Overall it seems there is a resurgence (well in my neck of the woods anyway) of the smaller-wheeled hard tail. I think a 650b AM HT makes a heap sense. My local mountain is alive with people that have stuffed 650b wheel's into their Chromag frames and that seems to be a growing trend....
    Old enough to know better, too old to give a F$cK

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw-13 View Post
    12" even unsagged
    What fork and tire selection did you use to acheive that number?

    Nvm: I'll assume thats a Marz 44ti @140mm and 2.35 HD.
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    The Marzocchi 44 is at 140mm.

    Ive got my eye on the X Fusion Slant. 150mm travel, 34mm stanchions, same weight as the Marzocchi 29er fork and about the same axle to crown as the Marzocchi at 120mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw-13 View Post
    The Marzocchi 44 is at 120mm.

    Ive got my eye on the X Fusion Slant. 150mm travel, 34mm stanchions, same weight as the Marzocchi 29er fork and about the same axle to crown as the Marzocchi at 120mm
    Ok, so 12" BB height at 120mm. Its a bit rocky where I like to ride, so I might try this but with a WB Loop @140mm, I need the extra bit of BB height.

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    Definitely interested...I've tried 650b on my YS with a Fox 36 and other than the chainstays having a ton of room (like I was wishing for sliding dropouts), it was great.
    I currently have a Cromo Balance setup with 650b, but the weight savings of the Yelli w/650b was awesome.
    It was great on the climbs, with tons of traction, but faster steering / accelerating than 29.
    So yeah, like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cSquared View Post
    Right ON!
    Let me know what you think of the smaller wheels.

    I've been really fired up on the 650b for a while now and think it's going to be a great balance of roll-over, yet lighter and more jump friendly. (Not that 29ers don't jump- cause I have and they do.)

    At first I thought 650b's were only going to hit the FS market, but after riding them I want a HT.
    But it seems that the market isn't quite there yet. (or at least for a company our size)

    So, who out there is looking at a 650 HT?
    Thinking about picking up a Nimble and throwing the 650b wheels I already have on there. I think I've got enough for a frame but not wheels yet. But only if I can't find enough cash for a Jedi.

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