Poll: Which Sounds Better

Results 1 to 76 of 76

Thread: 650B Or 27.5

  1. #1
    Anytime. Anywhere.
    Reputation: Travis Bickle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,774

    650B Or 27.5

    What sounds better to you six fifty bee or twenty seven point five?

    I prefer 650B because of the way it sounds and rolls off the tongue. I just don't care for saying 27.5. Twenty Niner sounds OK.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

  2. #2
    nvphatty
    Guest
    sixfiddyB

  3. #3
    Bikesexual
    Reputation: jcd46's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    5,413
    27.5 only because that's what I got used to saying.
    just get a bike and ride!

  4. #4
    Life's a Garden, dig it!
    Reputation: chuckha62's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,720
    27.5

    650b has always been a downsized road bike wheel for smaller riders.
    "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt"

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    4,994
    29er

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    1,124
    I enjoyed saying 650 but the last few years as the marketing changed and all the new bikes started coming with 27.5" wheels I conformed. I now say 27.
    oops I wasn't clipped in

  7. #7
    Mantis, Paramount, Campy
    Reputation: Shayne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    4,693
    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    27.5

    650b has always been a downsized road bike wheel for smaller riders.
    That's 650c
    *** --- *** --- ***

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation: armii's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    669
    twenty seven five

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Curveball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    2,272
    Oh great Travis, yet another wheel size debate.

    I think by now that everyone recognizes that 27.5 has superior performance over mountain beaver holes than 650B. I'd go so far as to say that it's a scientific fact.
    Riding Washington State singletrack since 1986

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation: cerebroside's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    960
    650b. How does 1" more than a 26er and 2" less than a 29er make 27.5?

  11. #11
    Life's a Garden, dig it!
    Reputation: chuckha62's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,720
    Quote Originally Posted by Shayne View Post
    That's 650c
    Huh? It's always been 650b and 700c, as far as I've ever known. I've never owned one, but have never seen a reference to a "c".
    "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt"

  12. #12
    Rides all the bikes!
    Reputation: Sidewalk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    2,156
    My first MTB was called "SixFifty B", so that's what comes to mind first.

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    Huh? It's always been 650b and 700c, as far as I've ever known. I've never owned one, but have never seen a reference to a "c".
    It is c for road.

    My TT bike is a 650c.

  13. #13
    Trail Ninja
    Reputation: Varaxis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    5,080
    F 'em all and use the actual BSD.

    Do you remember them all? 622, 559, and ____? xD

    Useful cause this number is listed both on the rim and the tire, and tends to be the more trustworthy standard number to go by. If you ever thought a Maxxis 2.35 was bigger than a Maxxis 2.3, and didn't look that the tire said 52-559 (2.35) and 58-559 (2.3, which is wider than the 2.35), are you going to blame your ignorance, social acceptance of sheeple preferring to focus on imperial numbers for width, the brand itself, or some faceless entity such as the "marketing"? Most people will avoid blaming themselves or the "majority of normal people", but it's the industry's response to the people that is causing this shitfest.

    In other words, there will be far less confusion if people actually used the ETRTO. Compare ETRTO before you start saying blah blah is undersized, one brand's 2.25 is bigger than another's 2.35 (and 2.5 for that matter), or otherwise didn't come in the dimensions you expected. Wonder if non-Americans complain about tires not measuring an actual 2.35" wide, or not following the same measuring procedure as the mfg (e.g. inflating with tube on rim to the tire's max stated pressure, and leaving overnight to stretch)...

    650B Or 27.5-2og0blb.pngName:  OhqGf8m.png
Views: 677
Size:  7.7 KB

    LOL @ the 662 typo.

    Also, "c" does not imply it's for road. The bicycle godfather has more info here: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/650b.html

    Just think about it. How would you source a tire for a rim that didn't have any size indicators on it? If you knew about BSD, you could measure that and choose a variety of tires. If you have a 559 and assume it's a 26" rim, and shop for 26" slick tires with decent volume since you want to commute on it, there's a possibility you'd order the wrong tire. See here: https://www.biketiresdirect.com/olde...-sizes-article
    We're all on the same ship, and it's sinking.

  14. #14
    Wanna ride bikes?
    Reputation: *OneSpeed*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    4,732
    Props to Travis B. for starting the best thread so far this winter. Not that it's a terribly new or interesting topic, but the responses are quite amusing.

    Quote Originally Posted by leeboh View Post
    29er
    ^ yup

    Quote Originally Posted by armii View Post
    twenty seven five
    agreed, the only terms I use are 27.5 or B+, which is not being discussed here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Curveball View Post
    Oh great Travis, yet another wheel size debate.
    There's no debate, this is just a friendly conversation. And clearly 29+ is coming out on top.

    Quote Originally Posted by cerebroside View Post
    650b. How does 1" more than a 26er and 2" less than a 29er make 27.5?
    Hey, don't blame the bike industry because your bad at math.

    Quote Originally Posted by Varaxis View Post
    F 'em all and use the actual BSD...
    There you go again using common sense and accurate information in a thread that has no basis for logic.

    Truly, nvphatty got it right from square one.
    Rigid SS 29er
    Hardtail 29+
    Fat Lefty
    SS cyclocross
    Full Sus 29er (Yuck)

    Stop asking how much it weighs and just go ride it.

  15. #15
    Mr. Buck E. Fikes
    Reputation: Oh My Sack!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    3,318
    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    sixfiddyB
    This is how God intended it to be said. I own 2 6FiddyBees, both Plus or 6FiddyFaddies as I call them.

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    674
    I call them two seven five sometimes for the fun of it.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  17. #17
    nvphatty
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow4eva View Post
    I call them two seven five sometimes for the fun of it.
    me likey

  18. #18
    nvphatty
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Oh My Sack! View Post
    This is how God intended it to be said. I own 2 6FiddyBees, both Plus or 6FiddyFaddies as I call them.
    repped

  19. #19
    Co Springs
    Reputation: bachman1961's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    1,806
    Maybe I'm being disingenuous because after I voted, I realized 650b might sound better but the fact is, I say twentysevenfive so it might be that I'm voting per what I say.

    Main thing is, I don't want to entice a query or long conversation on 650b, how and why or history of blah blah blah .... I know that'll happen and I just ain't that big of a 'bike guy' to carry that.

    ** If they ever eff-up ordering a bacon double cheese burger by applying that dang Varaxis wheel/tire chart mumbo jumbo, I'll starve to death.
    I might just buy a 40 count case of frozen one's later today just in case.
    In the Middle Ages, the biggest mistake was not putting on your armor because you were 'just going down to the corner.'

  20. #20
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Mr Pig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    9,957
    Just when you thought that wheel size debates could not get any more tedious.

  21. #21
    Co Springs
    Reputation: bachman1961's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    1,806
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    Just when you thought that wheel size debates could not get any more tedious.
    lol

    Thankfully , I don't have to understand it to ride it !

    My 27.5 x 3.0 is so close to outer dia of 29er I fail to see why there is so much bloodletting heretofore.


    In the Middle Ages, the biggest mistake was not putting on your armor because you were 'just going down to the corner.'

  22. #22
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Lone Rager's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    4,078
    Random mtbers you talk to will more likely know/understand 27.5 than 650b. Me? I ride 700c.
    Do the math.

  23. #23
    MTB B'dos
    Reputation: LyNx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    23,012
    It's 650B to me, because Giant and all those other manufacturers who want to try and make people believe that it falls squarely between 26" and 29" can go svck eggs, while the truth is, your avg 26" tyre is actually about 26.5 and then your avg 29er is just over 29" and most 650B are closer to 27" around 27.25".
    One day your life will flash before your eyes, will it be worth watching??

  24. #24
    Anytime. Anywhere.
    Reputation: Travis Bickle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,774
    I don't care what is widely used, more correct, etc, just which SOUNDS better to you. To me twenty-seven point five sounds awkward compared to six fifty bee. Also why use 6 syllables when 4 will do?
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

  25. #25
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Davide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,853
    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle View Post
    What sounds better to you six fifty bee or twenty seven point five?

    I prefer 650B because of the way it sounds and rolls off the tongue. I just don't care for saying 27.5. Twenty Niner sounds OK.
    Calling 650 27.5 was just a clever marketing gimmick to hide how close a 26" and 650b really are.

    • 26 = 559 mm rim diameter
    • 27.5/650b = 584 (that is + 25 mm ~ 1")
    • 29/700c = 622 (that is + 38 mm ~ 1.5")


    Back than I loved how everybody fall into the clever little deception, starting with the MTB "press"

  26. #26
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Curveball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    2,272
    650B sounds like a road bike term and I don't want to have any of that.
    Riding Washington State singletrack since 1986

  27. #27
    mbtr member
    Reputation: scottzg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    4,899
    They both sound kinda dumb.
    "Things that are complex are not useful, Things that are useful are simple."
    Mikhail Kalashnikov

  28. #28
    Self Appointed Judge&Jury
    Reputation: DIRTJUNKIE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Posts
    31,789
    26’er & then some.
    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

  29. #29
    Bikesexual
    Reputation: jcd46's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    5,413
    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    26’er and nothing more
    That took a while

    Fixed
    just get a bike and ride!

  30. #30
    Stone Jack Baller
    Reputation: slowpoker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    520
    28er. Ain’t nobody got time for no decimals. Always easier to round up.

  31. #31
    mtbr member
    Reputation: bamwa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    1,092
    I think midget niner rolls of the tongue pretty well.


    Edit: This is a total Picard thread btw.
    Keep trying to do the awesomest thing you've ever done.

  32. #32
    nvphatty
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by slowpoker View Post
    28er. Ain’t nobody got time for no decimals. Always easier to round up.
    just like taxes.

  33. #33
    nvphatty
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by bachman1961 View Post
    Maybe I'm being disingenuous because after I voted, I realized 650b might sound better but the fact is, I say twentysevenfive so it might be that I'm voting per what I say.

    Main thing is, I don't want to entice a query or long conversation on 650b, how and why or history of blah blah blah .... I know that'll happen and I just ain't that big of a 'bike guy' to carry that.

    ** If they ever eff-up ordering a bacon double cheese burger by applying that dang Varaxis wheel/tire chart mumbo jumbo, I'll starve to death.
    I might just buy a 40 count case of frozen one's later today just in case.
    no doubt eah??

  34. #34
    mtbr member
    Reputation: targnik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    4,628
    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle View Post
    What sounds better to you six fifty bee or twenty seven point five?

    I prefer 650B because of the way it sounds and rolls off the tongue. I just don't care for saying 27.5. Twenty Niner sounds OK.
    Twenty seven & a half ;-)

    'We'll all make it to the top... Some of us, might not make it to the bottom'
    "Mountain biking: the under-rated and drug-free antidepressant"

  35. #35
    ccm
    ccm is offline
    aka Taprider
    Reputation: ccm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    672
    26.98er

  36. #36
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Lone Rager's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    4,078
    Sechshundertfünfzig bay oder siebenundzwanzig Punkt fünf?
    Do the math.

  37. #37
    Cycologist
    Reputation: chazpat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    4,232
    Non-twenty-niner

    Not that there's anything wrong with that.
    There are two types of people in this world:
    1) Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data

  38. #38
    Self Appointed Judge&Jury
    Reputation: DIRTJUNKIE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Posts
    31,789
    Hey, where’s the third option?

    Seems to be the ongoing want is for a third option.

    650B Or 27.5-e8d145b7-f4ea-4ae2-ab47-a3f46417dd5a.jpg
    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

  39. #39
    Beer Please! SuperModerator
    Reputation: Klurejr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    5,985
    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle View Post
    What sounds better to you six fifty bee or twenty seven point five?

    I prefer 650B because of the way it sounds and rolls off the tongue. I just don't care for saying 27.5. Twenty Niner sounds OK.
    Guess it depends on how you say it. I say two-seven-five not twenty seven point five.
    Ride Bikes, Drink Craft Beer, Repeat.

    Know these before you post:
    MTBR Posting Guidelines
    e-bike sub-forum rules

  40. #40
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Mr Pig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    9,957
    Quote Originally Posted by bamwa View Post
    Edit: This is a total Picard thread btw.
    A new entry to the on-line dictionary right there.

  41. #41
    nvphatty
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Non-twenty-niner

    Not that there's anything wrong with that.
    i beg your pardon sir! there's a heap wrong with that.

  42. #42
    nvphatty
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Hey, where’s the third option?

    Seems to be the ongoing want is for a third option.
    negative ghost rider.

  43. #43
    mtbr member
    Reputation: richj8990's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Posts
    1,060
    I see I struck a nerve with the last poll. Although it wasn't intended to spawn several silly polls in response; that's just childish.
    Hypercritical is good. Hypocritical is bad. Nice people can still be bad people.

  44. #44
    locked - time out
    Reputation: Finch Platte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    15,079
    Quote Originally Posted by bamwa View Post


    Edit: This is a total Picard thread btw.
    Ah yeaaaaah.

  45. #45
    Anytime. Anywhere.
    Reputation: Travis Bickle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,774
    Quote Originally Posted by richj8990 View Post
    I see I struck a nerve with the last poll. Although it wasn't intended to spawn several silly polls in response; that's just childish.
    Are you talkin to me? I have no idea what you are referring to, I just wanted to start a silly poll to pass the time while it was raining.

    Sent from my SM-G935U using Tapatalk
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

  46. #46
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    753
    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post
    Guess it depends on how you say it. I say two-seven-five not twenty seven point five.

    Twenty seven five.

  47. #47
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Thrashbarg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Posts
    77
    Quote Originally Posted by ccm View Post
    26.98er
    My favorite thing about a wheel size thread is this joke, it just gets funnier every time.

  48. #48
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    4,520
    I'm not sure. The tires on my newer bike has in big white letters, 650B on the front and 27.5 on the back. So one of each. Plus they
    are the same type of tire, so even the tire maker can't make up their mind.

  49. #49
    Trail Ninja
    Reputation: Varaxis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    5,080
    Quote Originally Posted by Thrashbarg View Post
    My favorite thing about a wheel size thread is this joke, it just gets funnier every time.
    Tweener size between 26 and 27.5? 26 is closer to 26.5", according to modern measuring standards. A modern 2.2/57mm wide tire (e.g. Maxxis Ikon) adds about 2.25" to the height of the rim, or 4.5" to the total wheel diameter. They may have measured 26" with undersized tires: 2.1/47mm or 2.35/52mm Maxxis High Roller or Ignitor. Even an old school 2.5/55mm DHF was narrower than a modern 2.2.

    650B Or 27.5-norco-sight-650b-conversion-axle-height-comparison-600x401.jpg
    26x2.35 Kenda (diameter: 26.375") vs 27.5x2.0 Quasimoto (diameter: 27.5", though the tape seems to show 13*2/3")

    650B Or 27.5-mtbbeadseatdiameter.jpg
    Add 4.5" to the diameters here...
    We're all on the same ship, and it's sinking.

  50. #50
    Co Springs
    Reputation: bachman1961's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    1,806
    I still kind of chuckle about it.
    I was still quite new to this tire sizes thing and had two 26 bikes. I got my wife a new bike a number of years ago and it's more the fitness cruiser with 700c. She felt the bike was a bit squirrely on some gravel path type stuff so I did a bit of measuring and decided it could probably take a 29" tire and found a real nice pair of 29" WTB at W-Mart, not too aggressive on knobs but a wider footprint @ $9 each.

    Checked with a few bike shops to see the thoughts of fitting 29 versus 700c and never really got a straight answer. One shop offered to do it for me saying it might be possible.

    It was a 10 minute job.
    In the Middle Ages, the biggest mistake was not putting on your armor because you were 'just going down to the corner.'

  51. #51
    mtbr member
    Reputation: cerebroside's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    960
    This thread has taught me that so called '29ers' are actually only 2.5" bigger than a 26".

    I'm proposing renaming them 'twenty eight point fivers'. Who's with me?

  52. #52
    rth009
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    644
    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle View Post
    I don't care what is widely used, more correct, etc, just which SOUNDS better to you. To me twenty-seven point five sounds awkward compared to six fifty bee. Also why use 6 syllables when 4 will do?

    In this case, I voted wrong. 650b sounds way better than 27.5. I only voted 27.5 because it is more consisent with the naming scheme of 26er, 29er, 26fat, 29+, etc.

  53. #53
    Self Appointed Judge&Jury
    Reputation: DIRTJUNKIE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Posts
    31,789
    Cut
    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

  54. #54
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mack_turtle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    7,877
    A "29er" wheel is a 700c rim, but we don't call those bikes 700c-ers. We call then 29ers. So way use 650b to describe the bike?

    No one says "559 is dead" either.
    Thorn in your Sidewall
    Vassago Jabberwocky

  55. #55
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Mr Pig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    9,957
    Could you not just call it, the pointless size? Would 26 and 29 not have been enough?

  56. #56
    Cycologist
    Reputation: chazpat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    4,232
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    Could you not just call it, the pointless size? Would 26 and 29 not have been enough?
    Twenty-seven POINT five. See? There is a point.
    There are two types of people in this world:
    1) Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data

  57. #57
    Co Springs
    Reputation: bachman1961's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    1,806
    I kinda like the sound of

    648 Double D's
    since we're just spitballing here
    Last edited by bachman1961; 02-06-2018 at 01:37 PM.
    In the Middle Ages, the biggest mistake was not putting on your armor because you were 'just going down to the corner.'

  58. #58
    mtbr member
    Reputation: aliikane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    1,193
    27.5. Gotta stay imperial. Only in metric countries 650b should be used.

  59. #59
    Anytime. Anywhere.
    Reputation: Travis Bickle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,774
    "Imperial is that which relates to an empire, emperor, or imperialism."

    And by metric countries you mean the all of them except the USA.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

  60. #60
    Trail Ninja
    Reputation: Varaxis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    5,080
    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle View Post
    "Imperial is that which relates to an empire, emperor, or imperialism."

    And by metric countries you mean the all of them except the USA.
    Ignoring the semantics derail, and accuracy of your statement, 27.5 taking over the place of 26 by force sounds like imperialism. xD



    650B Or 27.5-intense-frame.jpg
    - whoever designs Intense's graphics likes to boldly point out wheel size (in "American units").
    We're all on the same ship, and it's sinking.

  61. #61
    Anytime. Anywhere.
    Reputation: Travis Bickle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,774
    This is not about wheel size, only how the words sound. Start your own poll.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

  62. #62
    Pro Crastinator
    Reputation: .WestCoastHucker.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    10,177
    Quote Originally Posted by jim c View Post
    ...I'm kinda sorry for giving in and ranting on this, but several posts above were all about how lame 650b is so I sounded off.
    you obviously misunderstood. they aren't arguing the pros and cons of a tire size, they are arguing over which name they think sounds better to them...

    (edit: note to self, read all responses first)


  63. #63
    Self Appointed Judge&Jury
    Reputation: DIRTJUNKIE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Posts
    31,789
    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle View Post
    This is not about wheel size, only how the words sound. Start your own poll.
    You’re a raging anti - poll dentite.
    Last edited by DIRTJUNKIE; 02-07-2018 at 12:24 PM. Reason: Per Chuck.
    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

  64. #64
    nvphatty
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    You’re an anti - poll dentite.
    okay Kramer.

  65. #65
    mtbr member
    Reputation: SteveF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    2,120
    I use 650b when referring to my gravel/allroad bikes and 27.5" when referring to my mountain bikes. That probably doesn't help.

  66. #66
    nvphatty
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by SteveF View Post
    I use 650b when referring to my gravel/allroad bikes and 27.5" when referring to my mountain bikes. That probably doesn't help.
    so your a switch hitter eh??

  67. #67
    One ring to mash them all
    Reputation: the one ring's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    874
    fiddy-five div two

    Hike!
    “Weak men cannot handle power. It will either crush them, or they will use it to crush others.”
    ― Jocelyn Murray

  68. #68
    Anytime. Anywhere.
    Reputation: Travis Bickle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,774
    Building up a 700c hardtail, hopefully today.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

  69. #69
    Life's a Garden, dig it!
    Reputation: chuckha62's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,720
    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    You’re an anti - poll dentite.
    Raging!
    "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt"

  70. #70
    Self Appointed Judge&Jury
    Reputation: DIRTJUNKIE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Posts
    31,789
    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    Raging!
    Fixed that, thank you.
    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

  71. #71
    Cycologist
    Reputation: chazpat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    4,232
    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle View Post
    Building up a 700c hardtail, hopefully today.
    A seven double goose egg C? Cool, let us know how it turns out.
    There are two types of people in this world:
    1) Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data

  72. #72
    mtbr member
    Reputation: SteveF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    2,120
    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    so your a switch hitter eh??
    Heh, yeah. Another way to differentiate is that if I have fenders on the bike, it's 650b.

  73. #73
    Anytime. Anywhere.
    Reputation: Travis Bickle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,774
    Where I live there's 2 kinds of riders, those with fenders and those with moldy bums.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

  74. #74
    Anytime. Anywhere.
    Reputation: Travis Bickle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,774
    I have a few rides on my 700c hardtail and like the bigger wheels so far.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

  75. #75
    Pro Crastinator
    Reputation: .WestCoastHucker.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    10,177
    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Fixed that, thank you.
    it's actually 'rabid' if you're gonna be splitting hairs over it...


  76. #76
    Cycologist
    Reputation: chazpat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    4,232
    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker. View Post
    it's actually 'rabbit' if you're gonna be splitting hares over it...
    fify

    Ok, I'm bored here at work.
    There are two types of people in this world:
    1) Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data

Similar Threads

  1. My 650b journey (650b to 29 and back to 650b)
    By tortfeasor in forum 27.5
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-17-2013, 06:47 AM
  2. 650b Front / 26" Rear vs. 650B Front & Rear?
    By michaelsnead in forum 27.5
    Replies: 54
    Last Post: 03-28-2013, 10:08 AM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-05-2012, 09:20 PM
  4. New 650B Ventana and 650B Fox fork
    By skidad in forum Ventana
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 01-11-2012, 07:07 PM
  5. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-29-2011, 11:58 AM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

mtbr.com and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.