Will BikesDirect be coming out with a All-Mountain 650B offering?
I haven't ridden a 650B bike of any sort yet; but I have tried out a couple FS 29er's and I didn't care for how high it seemed I rode on the bike. Granted, I have not taken one out on a proper trail ride to really put one through it's paces yet. I do like advantages a slightly larger wheel may bring for rolling over/through the rough stuff...but I really like the tech stuff on my 26" FS and I don't want the trails to seem too easy either...So I was thinking the 650B might be the perfect compromise.
I currently have a 4" travel FS 26er but expect my next purchase will be a little more all mountain in the 5-7" range.
I'm a do it myself guy who's bought one Motobecane already and steered a friend into a Dawes purchase recently that he is thrilled with; so I'd like to do further business in the future.
I know they check their forum here, so I'd like to know if they are discussing this option? If not, do they know whether one of their 26" or 29" FS frames will accomodate a 650B wheel conversion?