February 28, 2012

New Pacenti Tire: the MEGA-MOTO

This JUST hit my inbox! The Mega-Moto will the 5th 650B tire to be released by Pacenti Cycle Design. A 650Bx2.4" large casing tire! I warned everyone of this a month back, and Pacenti has delivered.  Be sure to stop by BOOTH 429 at this years North American Handmade Bike Show to see them in person!

Look for a new Pacenti Cycle Design website to debut soon too!

February 23, 2012

More Tires at 2012 Taipai Show

An e-mail just hit my inbox teasing me of whats to come. 6, yes S-I-X new 650B tires coming from a source mentioned on 650B Palace in recent months. Sizes ranging from 2.1"-2.4" The two 2.4" models will be available for summer sales. Once I have the perMission, I will release images of the tire treads to be released. 
2012 is sizing up to be a great year and huge leap forward for 650B. Lets get those forks on the market!!!

February 14, 2012

How About a Spot of Carbon for Your 27.5" Tea?

One word for you:

Not long ago I had the absolute pleasure to talk with Jason Schiers, the head honcho and founder of ENVE COMPOSITES.  We laughed, we cried, get spoke of 650b.  No seriously, we did.  The folks at ENVE are hip to 650B. They've ridden it. In carbon. HUH, what? WHO? Yes. Carbon 650B hoops.
Jason spilled the beans, ENVE has some awesomely modular tooling allowing them to make 26" wheels & 29" wheels.  Mr. Schiers said it was pretty easy to just split the difference and do a 27.5" rim.  Back in 2009 or 2010, Kirk Pacenti approached ENVE to lay up some carbon 650B rims, so obviously SOMEONE was pretty serious and made some "prototypes". 
As of right now ENVE does not have plans to add their half-brother 650B wheel to their line. They are going to wait it out, since their tooling is 650B friendly they are standing by, but with no commitment.
What do you think? Is 650B Ready for a kick ass carbon ENVE wheel?  Leave your comments below.  I bet ENVE has their ear to the ground on this potential.

February 08, 2012

Magura is Working Hard!

These just popped up, moments ago. I was listed the second "view".
2012 Magura Thor 150 with a 15mm Maxle Lite system!
 With the Pacenti Neo-Moto2.3

With the Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25
Magura's got some 'splainin to do!!

More info to follow!