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    Built a new 650b front wheel for my bike




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    wow, that is evil......

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    That is a mean bike. I bet it rides fantastic though.

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    wowzer's. What spokes are those? Are they white or you painted them white?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyatt79m
    wow, that is evil......
    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    That is a mean bike. I bet it rides fantastic though.
    Thank you. I did my first ride on the 650b before work,I need more time on it to give details,but feels better than before.(which is saying a lot, I like this bike )

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    DT-Swiss Aerolite 14/19/14g (white) Spoke

    * Bladed 2.0/.09x2.3/2.0mm, white surface treatment resists scratches
    * Cold forging technology, CrNi stainless steel with rolled threads
    * No hub slotting necessary, includes 12mm 14g black alloy nipples
    * 139g (32/265mm)
    * Box of 20

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    Mean lookin! Is that a road fork?

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    Rides fantastic?

    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    That is a mean bike. I bet it rides fantastic though.
    I don't see an air or coil spring anywhere. Where the heck is the fantastic ride coming from?

    Now, now...I'm just kidding. While I don't get the rigid rage for my riding, I know many thoroughly enjoy these types of rigs. It does have a very sexy stealth look. The saddle, however, looks downright masochistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frikka
    Mean lookin! Is that a road fork?
    Thank you
    The fork is s Ritchey WCS 26" MTB all-carbon fork, disc only
    steerer: carbon
    size: 1-1/8" threadless
    color: carbon
    axle-crown: 409mm
    wheel: 26" (disc only)

    * Superlight full carbon rigid mountain bike fork
    * Monocoque full-carbon fiber blades, steerer, disc tab, dropouts
    * 2 versions: 470g with disc/canti bosses, 430g disc only (with uncut steerer)
    * 48mm rake - preserves front end geometry of a 80mm fork

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNC
    I don't see an air or coil spring anywhere. Where the heck is the fantastic ride coming from?

    Now, now...I'm just kidding. While I don't get the rigid rage for my riding, I know many thoroughly enjoy these types of rigs. It does have a very sexy stealth look. The saddle, however, looks downright masochistic.
    Thank you
    the saddle works great for me.
    I have the same saddle on my road bike and I do 80 mile ride's in comfort
    I love the way this bike rails turns,fly's up hill, and accelerates .

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    no-one else has noticed that you also have that new -1170 gram no-chain drivetrain ;^)

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    Maybe I missed it, but what's the weight of the whole bike...with a chain, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNC
    Maybe I missed it, but what's the weight of the whole bike...with a chain, of course.
    You did not miss it,I did not want to weigh the bike, Until after I rode the bike.
    I wish Stan made a 650b race rim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motomatt
    You did not miss it,I did not want to weigh the bike, Until after I rode the bike.
    I wish Stan made a 650b race rim

    the 355 is not a race rim?

    cheerio,

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    Motomatt, as TK states, the 355 is most definitely a race rim. In fact I contend that's all it's capable of...or very easy, moderate trail riding. Those rims will not handle rough riding. We have/had several sets of wheels at our shop built with these rims. When used for aggressive trail riding on a Stumpjumper, Heckler, and Nomad, they folded like a cheap pocketknife. When used by two other guys on their Epics for XC racing, they need some decent attention for truing and such but have held up pretty well over a whole year. One of them did kill a rear rim during that time. I would contend it's a race day rim if you're a fast rider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNC
    Motomatt, as TK states, the 355 is most definitely a race rim. In fact I contend that's all it's capable of...or very easy, moderate trail riding. Those rims will not handle rough riding. We have/had several sets of wheels at our shop built with these rims. When used for aggressive trail riding on a Stumpjumper, Heckler, and Nomad, they folded like a cheap pocketknife. When used by two other guys on their Epics for XC racing, they need some decent attention for truing and such but have held up pretty well over a whole year. One of them did kill a rear rim during that time. I would contend it's a race day rim if you're a fast rider.
    My 26" rim was a race rim 260gr,my 65ob is a 355 rim 385g.
    For me(135lbs) I've done alot of hard and fast ride's and 26" XC race rims over 2 yr's worth without trouble, I'm no Freerider,

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