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    Comparison Bronson vs. Nomad wheels...



    My friend dropped her 650B SC Bronson off with me so I could install a Reverb for her. I took the opportunity to compare her stock wheels [Maxis High Roller II 2.3"] vs. my 26er Conti Trail Kings in 2.4"



    The difference in height is about 10mm without getting too anal about measuring accuracy.

    I also found that I could run her 650B wheel in my Fox Float 36.

    The rear end in my SC Nomad is maxed out with the 26 x 2.4" tire so no way a 650B tire of any useful size will fit.
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    thats interesting. but conti does have notoriously large tires. if there was the same tire on the 650b one that would be cool to see. do they make that one yet?
    here we go again

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    AFAIK they are making a 2.4" Trail King in 650B.

    If I went to 650B I would run the 2.2" TKs to get the same OD with less weight. I love the bigger wheel with the 2.4" TKs and I am not going back to "skinny" 26er rubber.
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    Nice one.
    The difference is minimal.

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    Wow. Pictures. worth 1000 words. Thanks for posting. very interesting comparison.

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    I compared my beefy Muddy Mary and Big Betty combo on 26" Sun Single Tracks to the 650b i23's with HR2 2.4" Dh tires on GeePhroh's Bronson and can assure you they were a HELLUVA lot taller than that pic which was surprising to me considering the volume of the MM's and BB's so... keep on believing whatever you want, lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman086 View Post
    I compared my beefy Muddy Mary and Big Betty combo on 26" Sun Single Tracks to the 650b i23's with HR2 2.4" Dh tires on GeePhroh's Bronson and can assure you they were a HELLUVA lot taller than that pic which was surprising to me considering the volume of the MM's and BB's so... keep on believing whatever you want, lol!

    Have FUN!

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    Nobody is suggesting a big 650B tire isn't going to be a lot taller than a big 26er tire.

    I was just interested to see the difference between the tires I was running now and the stock Bronson tires. I'm not out to prove some general point about 26er vs. 650B.

    I'll probably start with some 2.2" Conti Trail Kings on my 650B bike and see what I think.
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    Understood.

    Please post a pic comparing the TK's when you get them and a review. I'm still trying to figure out what to run on mine. Maxxis has a DHF, in a true 2.3 size, coming out shortly - excited about that one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman086 View Post
    Please post a pic comparing the TK's when you get them and a review.

    Cheers,

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    For sure.
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