March 26, 2012

Mountain Bike Magazine Talks to Scott’s Adrian Montgomery 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 line.


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!

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!! 

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.