650B vs 29er

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5 years 6 months ago #44035 by Garick
Garick replied the topic: Re: 650B vs 29er
things are pretty dead around here. We need more wheel size talk. The Specialized Enduro 29 has slipped by me. Pretty ground breaking for 29ers I think. They've got the chainstays down to 16.9" which is near unheard of in FS 29ers, not to mention ones with 155mm of travel.



http://www.pinkbike.com/news/First-Look-Specialized-S---Works-Enduro-29-S-E.html

I was wrong about this bike. It was nothing like I feared it would be and, no matter how much I look at the numbers, I still don't really understand how Specialized have managed it. This bike, without question, pushes the boundaries of what is possible with a 29-inch wheeled bike. It also throws light back onto the question of whether or not we need 650B bikes when 29ers can handle like this. This bike blew away any preconceptions of what I thought a 29er could or should be, and for that reason alone I love it. Would I trade my 26-inch Enduro for the newer, bigger-wheeled version? Probably not, as personally I still prefer the immediacy of the smaller wheels, but it's a far closer call than I would have ever imagined it could be. -Matt Wragg


http://www.dirtragmag.com/webrag/first-impression-specialized-enduro-comp-29

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5 years 7 months ago #43985 by TGS
TGS replied the topic: Re: 650B vs 29er
Koolaid fer sure! Wheel size means nada, kids. Just ride and have fun!:D

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5 years 7 months ago #43908 by boogenman
boogenman replied the topic: Re: 650B vs 29er
Oh snap ! Time to drink the kook aid.....LOL just kidding. But still interesting.

www.pinkbike.com/news/Aaron-Gwin-and-Jil...-Sea-Otter-2013.html

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5 years 8 months ago #43892 by TJ_Zydel
TJ_Zydel replied the topic: 650B vs 29er
I saw that! I consider this "official" now lol

ahhhhh dude...

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5 years 8 months ago #43890 by indigo22
indigo22 replied the topic: Re: 650B vs 29er
m.bikeradar.com/mtb/news/article/giant-m...types-spotted-37015/

Looks like Giant isn't go to be behind the trend this time like they were with 29ers. If they're making carbon prototypes, they're writing off the 26 wheel for the most part.

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5 years 8 months ago #43791 by boogenman
boogenman replied the topic: Re: 650B vs 29er
The new IBIS Ripley is a pretty fancy bike.

www.ibiscycles.com/bikes/ripley_29/

It would be nice to see a 650b from them.

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