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TOPIC: 650B vs 29er

Re: 650B vs 29er 2 years 11 months ago #42511

Every time a rider sits on a niner for the first time God kills a puppy. I do not want to be responsible for killing puppies.
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650b, I'm ready to drink the kool aid.
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Re: 650B vs 29er 2 years 11 months ago #42510

YOU NEED A 29ER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: 650B vs 29er 2 years 11 months ago #42509

the thing that worries me most about getting a 650b is will they be like 29ers when they first came out? Awkward and not really built all that well? Are they going to take a while for the egg heads to figure out all the geometry and suspension and etc etc etc etc quirks? Or are they going to hit the nail on the head with the designs fresh out of the gate? Should we wait a few generations to work out the quirks? Even though the mags and web sites say a particular bike is awesome, I'm sure they are both sitting in with the manufactures having hand job parties, so who knows really how truthful and objective the reporting is? (ie- mtn bike fiction)
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Re: 650B vs 29er 2 years 11 months ago #42502

Moto Mike wrote:
Rocky Mountain's new 650B. Very sexy!

reviews.mtbr.com/2013-rocky-mountain-altitude

That is one nice bicycle!
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Re: 650B vs 29er 2 years 11 months ago #42491

It's about time someone made a rubber boot to keep the crud out of the seat tube and post.
Nice bike too.

Mojo
What are the advantages of riding a mountain bike anyway?
Staying at home, lying on the couch is much more comfortable
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Re: 650B vs 29er 2 years 11 months ago #42490

Rocky Mountain's new 650B. Very sexy!

reviews.mtbr.com/2013-rocky-mountain-altitude
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Fear the clown wheels!

"CX bikes are for bisexuals....you are either gay or straight...not both" -Trailhunter
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Re: 650B vs 29er 2 years 11 months ago #42406

nice watch
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Re: 650B vs 29er 2 years 11 months ago #42387

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Re: 650B vs 29er 2 years 11 months ago #42366

I'm sure that will be fixed at interbike and sea otter
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Re: 650B vs 29er 2 years 11 months ago #42365

We need some 650B tire choices, pronto!!! The pickings are pretty slim right now.
The 1970's: No knee pads, helmets, brakes, or over cautious soccer mom's. It's just how we rolled...
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Re: 650B vs 29er 2 years 11 months ago #42363

lowly shop broom pusher since 2000
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Re: 650B vs 29er 2 years 11 months ago #42352

I'd ride that anywhere around here! Very nice!
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