Don't make me go 650b … !! … can't find a 150mm 26" frame anywheres … !!

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  • Don't make me go 650b … !! … can't find a 150mm 26" frame anywheres … !!
  • But the difference between a 26 inch rim and 650b is 12mm radius which is the only important figure. Diameter makes the difference look bigger but radius is the important thing.

    It isn’t the only important figure but the last time I tried to point that out you didn’t understand either! And the change in radius is just as proportionally large as the change in diameter.

    Lots of riders can’t detect significant differences in tyre pressure. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter! Everyone is agreed that there is a big difference in bike handling going from 26 to 29 so it stands to reason that there is a clearly perceptible difference between 26 and 27.5, especially as the trend for 27.5 tyres is towards higher volume that we saw with early 29 tyres.

    Flip flop, as I call it, is related to the vertical movement of the head tube as you rotate the steering of a bike, it’s part of the self-centring mechanism of a bicycle.

    GEDA
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    All I said was that you could probably run 26inch wheels with big tyres in a 650b frame and not notice too much difference. Of course there will be a difference but not that much. For me there is much more difference between my Strava runs in what time of year it is than the bike I have been riding.

    I feel it is all to easy to get obsessed by kit when it is only part of the picture. Most people do not need the extra 1%.

    OP, why so scared of having to deal with potential warranty claim in distant, remote, exotic France? I wouldn’t let that put me off. In fact I didn’t, I bought my Alpine 160 from probikeshop.fr.

    Jungle UK have some 26″ Santa Cruz Nomads in

    Jungle/SCUK don’t have anything as I phoned them earlier today 🙁 … tempted to buy from France

    richc
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    I thought 650b was closer to 27″ wheels that 27.5, its just that the marketing people didn’t think that people would buy a very slightly bigger wheel size.

    ferrit
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    ++1 for Liteville 301. Love mine and 650b compatible too.

    travo
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    Knolly Chilcotin or maybe endorphin if you want a bit less travel

    goodgrief
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    Can’t believe nobody has mentioned flavour of the month, a Banshee Spitfire! I had mine set up 26″ for a couple of months (with 650b dropouts) and liked it a lot.
    Ok, so it’s 140mm travel with a 160mm fork but rides like it has more.

    Premier Icon monkeysfeet
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    Lucabazooka, email me
    steph.madde at o2 dot co dot uk I may have what you are looking for

    Steve

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    Some bargainous Mondraker Dune frames at Merlin. Mate bought on last week and it is a horny piece of 26 inch bike porn. They are £1075 before discount. Also got Foxy for £975.

    Merlin linky

    lucabazooka
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    Some good ideas all …

    Dune is a bit beefy I think …

    Crack’n’fail well priced….needs alot of spec change though!

    Currently looking at an Ally Bronson, running 26″ … reasonably priced…

    Not convinced on the SB66 .. seem to be an awful lot for sale!

    Pivot Mach 6 frameset I think would be choice … but, back-ordered!

    mindmap3
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    Can’t believe nobody has mentioned flavour of the month, a Banshee Spitfire! I had mine set up 26″ for a couple of months (with 650b dropouts) and liked it a lot.
    Ok, so it’s 140mm travel with a 160mm fork but rides like it has more.

    I was going to mention a Banshee (I love my Rune) but they’re not that light and as soon as you mention one, Hora will be along babbling about fashion biking.

    Those Mondraker’s are so ugly. They seem to get good reviews, but that hump on the top tube is awful!

    Hob Nob
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    I’ve never heard a Mondraker described as a ‘horny piece of bike porn’ before.

    More of a gopping piece of filth with that gonzo bump on it and the faded gold.

    You are only allowed (on Hora’s say so) a Banshee if you are a Fashion Biker. Therefore you must have matching kit, an Enduro (Tm) helmet, and at least one GoPro filming at all times.

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    Never understand why one of the main design objectives of those mondrakers was “minimise toptupe clearance”, it’s like the 90s never happened, or the 2000s. Nice bikes when they’re not falling apart.

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    I have a Nukeproof Mega AM. It’s a suprisingly ace trail bike. Bought for the alps, but ridden at Afan, Malverns and a lot in the Yat where the Dirt fellas build interesting trails. Probably weighs about 32lbs but I’ve not built it light. Climbs well enough, descends superbly and is just a hoot to ride.

    Bought in CRC sale in Feb for about £750 I think.

    A picture you say? Oh very well 😉

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/nduhDa]Mega[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    swanky
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    Here’s a few options for you:

    http://bikeSwanky.co.uk/bike/2013-transition-covert-26-carbon-build-kit-1-medium-clearance

    http://bikeSwanky.co.uk/bike/2013-transition-covert-26-carbon-frameset-medium-clearance

    Only medium available.

    Bike has brand new front triangle but the rest of the bike has been used about a dozen times.

    Premier Icon Potdog
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    Not seen any El Guapo’s in stock for the best part of 2014. Would have bought a couple of frames to build up as hire bikes otherwise.

    Premier Icon Tracey
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    That Enduro frame from Bike Scene would be my choice

    pitcherpro
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    Nice yellow yeti sb66 frame at Ubyk for a good price

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