- What 650b trail bike?
So, I really want a Blur TRA, however I’m having a bit of an issue with the price (with decent shock nigh on 2k). I’m also thinking that being long of leg, a 650b might be an option.
I know that Cube do a few (as on the front page) and Norco have one – are there any others?Posted 5 years agoMackemMember
My LBS has a Scott in the window. It’s the first bike in a while that’s made me stop and think “ooh, that’s nice” . Took a minute to realise it was 650b. I was surprised at how “cheap” it actually was too.Posted 5 years ago
Northwind, that is the general feeling I get too, however it really depends on the rider, some of the guys testing them would place pretty well at National races, so will be riding harder and faster than your average rider so I reckon that needs to be taken into account.Posted 5 years agoask1974Member
Baring in mind the aesthetic impact on buying decisions I recon 650 will do just fine. 29″ look downright wrong much of the time and to my mind has had the knock on effect of making 26″ look small, 650b on the whole looks, well ‘right’ to me. We’ll argue pointlessly about which is best of course but if you want to buy a pretty bike then 650 looks a winner.
Posted 5 years agoslackaliceMember
^^^^^^ that’s nice.
+1 for the KTM Lycan too.
I don’t suppose 100mm is ‘appropriate’ for being Trail?? If it were, then look closely at the soon to be released Morewood Zula. Given that I’m a mere 150ilbs, I’m reckoning that 4″ travel will continue to serve me very well on pretty much any trail I care to ride.
Mid/late March apparently!Posted 5 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
seen the RM 650’s and I’ll be giving one a go when I can prise it from the hands of the bike shop owner.
However we did a side by side with my heckler it was hard to see how much bigger the wheels were 26 with proper tyres on (not xc skinny things) is about 650….Posted 5 years agoroverpigSubscriber
mikewsmith: However we did a side by side with my heckler it was hard to see how much bigger the wheels were 26 with proper tyres on (not xc skinny things) is about 650….
I’ll reserve judgement until I’ve ridden some, but I can’t help thinking that, for all practical purposes, 650B is just 26″ with a fancy new name. A way for those who bought into 29ers to go back to smaller wheels without having to admit they were wrong. They aren’t going back, they are going forward to the next big thing. Those who stuck with 26″ can also “upgrade” to the latest hot trend without any of the nasty side effects of actually changing the wheel size significantly. So, everyone’s a winner 🙂Posted 5 years ago
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