So while I'm waiting on the next delivery of orange cotic rockets to arrive and contemplating what components to go with, I've been reading an awful lot of 650b articles/reviews. And I hate to say it but I am coming round to the idea a bit.
Especially as bikes like the Norco Sight Killer B & Santa Cruz Bronson aren't actually as expensive as I thought (rocket frame is £1500, Bronson frame is £1700).
But something I did notice is that while they appear to be very good bikes the reviews don't mention anything about them feeling alive, being 'poppy' etc.
Is this one of the trade offs for the slightly bigger wheel size?
If so then I really can't see it easily surplanting the 26er. I decided on the rocket as it is a lively, playful ride which is what I'm after.
I actually had dismissed 650b until a friend was talking about it, the SC Bronson came up and I noticed the frame is actually a lot cheaper than I thought. (Still not cheap mind)