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    650B Tire Availiblity

    I thought I had ordered a set of Neo Motos from Bikeman, but I got an email today saying they were out and didn't expect a shipment until 3/28. I was hoping to have a project put together well before that. Any ideas where I can find the tires?

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    check my blog

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    A solid way of gauging interest

    I have been following the 650b development with increasing interest. I seems the tire supply is really what it's all about right now. It is a way of measuring interest. As the sources dry up, I have formed two questions.

    How big was the original tire order? This would be telling of how this format is taking off.

    Has another order already been placed? This would show the optimism of Kirk, and his belief in the public's acceptance of 650b.

    Pretty fabulous start for a new format with only promised frames or bikes (except Carver), no wheels except custom builds, and scant tubes. And the tires are selling out? Soon the skeptics better back off, and admit they are just plain wrong.

    My personal hunch is that it will be the new standard after a while, with room for 26 and 29 as specialty sizes. This is gonna take a long time.

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    didn't even think about tubes. Won't a regular 26" tube work?

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    I'm using 26"x 2.3 tubes, rather than 1.95, just to be safe. Kirk says standard 26" tubes work fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buconine
    didn't even think about tubes. Won't a regular 26" tube work?
    From what I hear. It does seems like the logical choice.
    I would use a thick tube though if I was into tubes

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    Yep, before I set mine up as tubeless, the 26" tube installed fine and would work without pinching or other problems from what I could see. I'd think CH's suggestion of a larger tube would be good insurance.

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