I currently own a Ventana El Bastardo and love the 650B wheel size. However a good buddy of mine went on a moab trip and rode a bike with the DW Link system and told me it was a game changer for him. He has been riding Ventana exclusively for years and has a 2012 El Rey. He told me he is going to sell the El Rey and get himself either an Ibis or Pivot. I spoke with the guys at Pivot and they told me they are working on a 650B bike for their line but it won't be out for awhile. Does Ibis have any thing in the works for a 650B specific bike? If not can either the HD140 or SL-R be converted into 650B? Also I am not really sure which bike would be best. I ride in Michigan and really don't need more than 4" of travel even though my Bastardo has 5.5". Seems like the HD is stiffer which is what I like but I also like a lighter bike so the SL-R might be the way to go. I am not a big guy. I am 5' 6" and weigh 160 lbs so I don't beat on my bikes. Any help on this would be great. Both on converting to 650B and which frame is more suited for what I need.
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