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  1. #1
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    Sep 2004

    650B on the front of a Blur

    Hello, I need input on using a 650b wheel on the front of a Blur. This is one of the first year Blurs and and I won't be selling it ever. I'm 6'2" and rode the bike for a summer or two and then got sucked into the 29er bigger wheel bikes. I have always liked the frame but have been thinking about trying a 650b front wheel. 26 inch wheel in back. The fork , a Fox Talas adj from 80 to 125 mm could be used to adjust my head angle. The 650 b tire clears, tried it at a local dealer. I am thinking this setup might help in the rocks, much like a 29er wheel but I don't think a 29er front end would be good. Let me know what you think and if anyone has a wheel for sale. thanks

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    I have been riding that set-up, actually a blur XC w/ a 650b upfront and it is a definite upgrade.
    More stable, rolls better, grips better (obviously tire dependent, but larger contact).

    Just take time to tweak your position slightly.

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    Apr 2004

    One of many......

    Quote Originally Posted by cottonball
    I need input on using a 650b wheel on the front of a Blur.
    Check out 105mmofp's posts in here:

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