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    2011 650 Sultan

    Another 650 alternative. I had converted my 09 Spot but didn't like the over 14" BB height. I got a tip some where that the Sultan with 650 wheels was a very interesting ride, it has turned out to be rewarding.
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    What are some of the traits of it in 650b mode that you prefer over running it as a 29er?

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    To me, 29" wheels are great, they roll over things and make them disappear as do the 650 wheels, but they feel kind of clumsy, like my feet were too big. I'm just over 5' 9" so the 650 wheel feels just right.

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    will you just stick with the 29er Sultan or will you look for a dedicated 650b rig? If Turner offered a 650b specific version of the Sultan and/or 5-Spot.. Maybe they could call it the B-Spot - would you buy it?

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    I will buy it.... @cheb, what is the bb ht of sultan when you convert it to 650b?

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    I have a deposit on it already, just waiting for it to be built. In the mean time, I think this is one of the best alternatives. With a 140 34 fork the BB is right at 13" with the 2.35 tires, it has LOTS of tire clearance, it just works well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheb View Post
    Another 650 alternative. I had converted my 09 Spot but didn't like the over 14" BB height. I got a tip some where that the Sultan with 650 wheels was a very interesting ride, it has turned out to be rewarding.
    Have you noticed any handling changes? Hopefully for the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheb View Post
    I have a deposit on it already, just waiting for it to be built. In the mean time, I think this is one of the best alternatives. With a 140 34 fork the BB is right at 13" with the 2.35 tires, it has LOTS of tire clearance, it just works well.
    So then there is a 650b specific Turner project in the works is that so?

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    Mostly just lower, which is what I think makes it feel better.

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    Cheb you have a time frame for that turner 650b specific frame? FS?

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    I was joking about the deposit, I know of Fox making a 650 fork so I am hoping that DT will make a 650 frame, I think it's the ultimate wheel size.

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    Looks good.

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    Sweet!! I saw that on the Turner boards as well. What's bike weight? Just curious.

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    Did you change the shock to a longer one? Im curious.

    I have a TNT sultan that Im running 650b as well. I had to use a .25" longer shock to keep the bb at a respectable height for rocky trail riding (just around 13") with a 140mm 26er fork. Currently loving it in this configuration.

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    I know it all works, and pretty well probably, but man there's a lotta monkey motion going on there. Gears and levers and cables and rings all over teh place!
    Just a regular guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~ View Post
    I know it all works, and pretty well probably, but man there's a lotta monkey motion going on there. Gears and levers and cables and rings all over teh place!
    How could one possibly ride a bike off road without all that stuff???? Can't be done man.

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