MountainBike.com: How did Scott start looking into the 650b wheel size?
Adrian Montgomery: We all know the benefits of a
bigger wheel size, but we have discovered that the bigger wheel size
sets some limits when designing longer-travel full-suspension bikes, or
smaller frame sizes in general. We also found that when testing with
Nino Schurter that there were some fit disadvantages for a rider his
size as well as power disadvantages. That’s when we opted to test the
27.5-inch wheel size. We’re currently testing bikes from hardtails to
full-suspension models to obtain data we can compare to our current
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March 26, 2012
March 22, 2012
A Brief Glimpse
A link to Dirt Rag's interview with Mr Kirk Pacenti.
Thanks to Dirt Rag for it's continued coverage of the 650B growth!
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March 15, 2012
Big Tire News Bulletin
Vee Rubber will be offering 11 650b tires, all are expected to be released by Interbike 2012.
Meet Vee Rubber's new 650B Family:
( Both in a 2.4" width, the images for the Fluid and Flow tires are pending)
Vee Rubber is quickly becoming the 650B production leader!!
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March 03, 2012
More Pacenti Stuff!
More fine rims from Pacenti Cycle Design:
Looks like we will be getting a classic box section rim as well as a slightly narrower MTB rim with eyelets.
In more wheel news, recent activity on MTBR has fingers pointed at Ritchey for 650B wheel and tire development.
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