I've tried it fior a few hours, and I immediately loved it !
Not sure if because of the big wheels or the very light tires, but it was pedaling very well. The geometry was perfect in my opinion for all mountain riding.
getting used to it now.New frame is slightly different to my old AC.New one is slightly longer and has a slacker head angle.
the results of these changes are amazing.Bike is even more playfull,650b tyres give more gri p and better rolling.
Had a few dry days here so been doing a few miles.
This sounds great! I am on the case for a new bike to replace my Trek Fuel 9.8 with something more suited to the descending but also not too heavy. The Helius AC 650b is top of my list but it is hard to find one to look at yet alone demo. Any advice about the bike is greatly appreciated.
I am looking at a build with the following spec:
Fork: Fox 32 Float 150 CTD
Shock: Fox CTD boost valve
Hope Race M4 stealth brakes
Hope hubs Pro 2
Stans arch ex rims
and carbon bars etc
I think it should build up pretty light hopefully!