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    Good job! 650 B oise

    This week I had an opportunity to try a Full Suspension Jamis from Meridian Cycles, Some of you may have seen them at Avimore last Sat.


    For me it worked very well. I have a few 26" and one 29er bike. Santa is getting a letter this year...

    Of course you all can do your own research on the 650b/27.5 inch and the 29er forum.

    Check out the links below:
    Innovation in Bicycle Wheel size
    What is 650 B?
    26 inch; 27.5 inch or 29 inch
    Check out this video


    The Science behind Wheel size
    650b compared to 26er and 29er Mountain Bike Wheels
    Video By Norco Bikes

    Give 'er a try!

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    There is a lot that would make 650B compelling. Too bad it is the 3rd option. I'm more likely to go 29 just because I have tire options etc. However, I think it sounds like a good compromise.
    Oh sh!+ just force upgraded to cat1. Now what?
    Best thing about an ultra marathon? I just get to ride my bike for X hours!

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    Good to see MC taking another try at 650b. They were adamant about not going down that road again due to buyer confusion, lack of sales and as they stated "no real benefit to 650b." I guess marketing, hype and district sales rep pressure can change things.

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    Schwalbe has a nobby nic 650b coming out this Fall. Combined with a racing ralph
    they got you covered on tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westin View Post
    Good to see MC taking another try at 650b. They were adamant about not going down that road again due to buyer confusion, lack of sales and as they stated "no real benefit to 650b." I guess marketing, hype and district sales rep pressure can change things.
    I believe they actually got to test ride them ........saw the light.

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    Thanks Harley
    Last edited by mtnbkrdr98; 09-21-2012 at 08:43 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westin View Post
    Good to see MC taking another try at 650b. They were adamant about not going down that road again due to buyer confusion, lack of sales and as they stated "no real benefit to 650b." I guess marketing, hype and district sales rep pressure can change things.
    I got the same response when I walked in late spring/early summer. Oh well.

    All I know is - I love my 650b rig. YMMV.

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