- Fitting 650b wheels
I’d make sure you can source tyres you want relatively easily first. Friend of mine has a 650b race bike and the choice of 650b tyres was laughable, sorry ‘limited’, though it may be better now a couple of years down the line.
And bear in mind that big tyres on 26″ wheels, the Pig’ll take 2.5s or so, are going to be as big as 650bs with smaller tyres – clearly though, what you need is a 650niner – everything else is so passe…Posted 5 years agotollahMember
Running a 26inch wheeled bike with 650bs isn’t a great idea. The bb is taller they’d the standover. I’ve got a 650b specific frame which is great and I put done 660b wheels in my 26er, it just felt wrong, it felt high and didn’t handle at all well.
There’s a bigger tyre choice now than ever before and more tyres on the way.Posted 5 years agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
There’s a bigger tyre choice now than ever before and more tyres on the way.
I was mildly amused that nextdaytyres now has a 650b tyre section, if you click on it, it says ‘0 results for ‘ MTB 650B’ …
… which doesn’t of course mean you can’t source them. CRC sells Racing Ralphs in 2.25 for 45 quid (eek), a search for 650b on Wiggle gives you zip, JRA has a couple of Pacenti tyres for 50 quid each and Racig Ralphs again for £47.
Don’t shoot me, I’m just thinking aloud and wandering what’s out there now. I know Schwalbe has a whole raft of 650b for 2013 and I guess there’ll be more general availability as people flock to the new size, but right now it does look a bit restrictive?
I’m thinking about sticking a 650B on the back of my currently 69er-ish singlespeed, but 50 quid a tyre seems potentially a lot to spend on an experiment.
There are 650b forks out there though, no?Posted 5 years ago
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