So, I've got word there is a potential for a 2009 team racing on 650B Bikes. The company has been mentioned on 650B Palace in the past, but I don't have enough hard evidence to release the info. A sister company HAS confirmed the release of the 650B Platform.
So, I pose this question. Who would you like to see produce a 650B? Whether it be a hardtail, or a full suspension bike. What do the people want out of this platform?
I have contacted many manufactures to see if the wheels ( no pun intended) are even turning.
I'd like to see the response to this post before I relase more info! So, BRING IT ON FOLKS!
no idea, who it could be......
possibly salsa, voodoo,.....
but id like to see a 650b scott scale or spark...........but its never gonna happen!
I am going to build up a 650B XC Hardtail, basically to replace 96er experiment, which had its merits, but that big front wheel doesn't too well in the twisty woods. I have a 26" FS bike that leans more towards a AM/DH riding. Its an awesome bike, unless I had a reason for replacing it (like if it broke) I wouldn't, especially only to upgrade to 650B wheels. That bike just rolls/plows/drops off anything that my non talented butt throws at it. The advantage added to a hardtail would be much more dramatic to adding to the flow or speed of that platform.
FWIW the Scott Spark 30 fits the NeoMoto, even with the shock fully compressed.
I'd like to see Salsa do a 650B version of their El Santo and Moto Rapido. I would like to see the Diamondback Mission in a 650B or B-able platform. Maxxis Ignitor, Crossmarks, and WTB Weirwolf LT 650Bx2.55 would all be a welcome sight without a doubt. Crap--how's about a Salsa Dos"B"!! Awesome!!!! And for forks...Rockshox Pike, Reba, and SID to cover our basis. Fox RLC's and F80/100's that could except some big 2.55 650B's. More smiles per hour would be ours if all this happened!
Scandium frame with carbon fork and carbon rear end. An under 20lb jobber.
What Bret Moss said. But I'd settle for all-metal frame and a carbon fork. Someone who knows how to do things like that, Salsa or Voodoo I suppose. Scott would be cool but I doubt I could afford it?
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