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deeeight mattwragg's article
Nov 21, 2014 at 3:04
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Pinkbike Poll: How Will You Be Spending Your Winter?
Roughly 200 fat bikes in the Ottawa/Gatineau capital region already now with probably another hundred and fifty to be sold this winter just amongst the independant bike dealers.
deeeight pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 19, 2014 at 14:34
Nov 19, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Nevegal Tire Upgrade, Converting a 26-inch Bike to 27.5-inch Wheels, and Choosing the Correct Spring
Again Waki you're showing your trolling moronic behavior? You just never learn do you? Except for my first good mountain bike which I keep for nostalagia, and one titanium hardtail I've been procrastinating putting back together for 4 years, I have no bikes older than 2009 in my personal fleet. Sure you can recite the stock geometry from the Haro catalog although not the correct size for my own, but whooopy doo. Its perfectly right on the money for an XC trail hardtail, especially having replaced the rigid fork with a 125mm travel suspension fork. As to the tires... the Neo Moto is the same basic tread as the Panaracer Rampage, and they grip well and roll well and I really don't care what they do in Europe, they work great where I am in Canada. My full suspension 650B rolls currently on Schwalbe Racing Ralphs but when those wear out I'll be replacing them with Rocket Rons as are on my GF's 650B Full suspension. But sure, keep whining about what I ride... at least I do ride... not posing and pretending to ride like yourself.
deeeight pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 19, 2014 at 9:17
Nov 19, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Nevegal Tire Upgrade, Converting a 26-inch Bike to 27.5-inch Wheels, and Choosing the Correct Spring
@lurch-ECD... because they can? Because it'll make their bike ride better? Because it'll save them money while they try for themselves whether 650B is the way they should go. If not for the hundreds of us early adopters who did conversions, which led to thousands including many professional mtb racers and team managers testing and then winning on them, we wouldn't be where we are today. But there are still hundreds of thousands of 26er bike owners out there who own perfectly usable frame models that have the clearance to be converted, and tens of thousands of them also already own a fork that can be used also. So all it takes at that point to convert is a wheelset and tires. I have three 650B bikes right now, two are 26er XC full suspension conversions and one is an actual production 650B frame (Haro Beasley, the first production brand offering in fact... Haro incidently was one of the first brands after Gary Fisher to offer 29ers as well). I have another five 26er frames and six 26er forks unbuilt that'll fit 650Bs, and a whole extra 650B wheelset with tires mounted for quick clearance-fit checking. Also my next wheelset is going to be 650B (Woven Precision Carbon rims and Woven hubs, I just need to get around to building them as I already have all the parts) so I'll then have two extra 650B wheelsets. I am selling off most all of my 26er stuff now because I just don't get as much enjoyment out of riding that wheelsize anymore.
deeeight pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 18, 2014 at 22:35
Nov 18, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Nevegal Tire Upgrade, Converting a 26-inch Bike to 27.5-inch Wheels, and Choosing the Correct Spring
Currently yes, but that's just simple scales of production. You can still buy NOS parts for bikes made in the 1970s if you look long enough. They'll always be cheap bits made for 26er size mountain bikes, but the premium stuff...that's on the way out quickly. Giant for example has gone completely to 650B/29er models (except for a $500 entry level XC sport hardtail) for 2015 and they're the single largest OEM parts purchaser for component/suspension fork makers, and they've already announced they'll be switching completely to 650B in a year or two.
deeeight pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 18, 2014 at 15:23
Nov 18, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Nevegal Tire Upgrade, Converting a 26-inch Bike to 27.5-inch Wheels, and Choosing the Correct Spring
There's also the much larger REAL world category of those who spent money because they could afford to do so and see no need to justify it to a small percentage of complainers on a 'net forum.
deeeight mikelevy's article
Nov 18, 2014 at 14:12
Nov 18, 2014
Ibis Mojo HD3 - Review
I'm not sure where he went for his info but he got my name wrong to start with and it went downhill in credibility from there.
deeeight pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 18, 2014 at 13:56
Nov 18, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Nevegal Tire Upgrade, Converting a 26-inch Bike to 27.5-inch Wheels, and Choosing the Correct Spring
Because the reason 650B exploded the way it did, is because MANY 26ers were so easily converted, and continue to be for those who already own them. More so in fact now since there are many more wheel, rim, tire, fork options.
deeeight pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 18, 2014 at 11:57
Nov 18, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Nevegal Tire Upgrade, Converting a 26-inch Bike to 27.5-inch Wheels, and Choosing the Correct Spring
I love ineffective and factually incorrect conversion responses... in point of fact regarding the offsets... if the fork was built around large 26er tires already, then the offset is good enough for a 650B of the same diameter. Increased offsets aren't because of wheel diameters specifically though, but to compensate for slacker head angles that are becomming more prevalent on today's trail and all-mountain bikes. As to the tire selection choices being limited to smaller sizes, again that depends on your frame/fork clearances. 26er model Fox forks were all officially rated for 27" maximum diameter in 32 series crowns and 27.3" for the 36/40 crowns, but that didn't include the extra room leftover for mud/debris, which is why so many used Fox forks for conversions, they sacrificed the mud clearance margin. I said crowns because brace clearance they've plenty more still even with a 27.5 installed. Rockshox Psylo forks are also popular for conversions because they were designed around 26 x 2.7s, so they work with just about any 650B model made to date. MTBR has in their 650B forum two stickied topics, one for forks for conversions, another for frames which can be converted. A quick DIY way to check involves a measuring tape. If you have at least 14" from axle center to whatever frame/fork structure the top of the tire might hit, then you'll be able to fit 650Bs up to about a 2.35 size safely (with forks you need to check the brace and the crown, and remember the fork travel amount in the crown calculation).
deeeight pinkbikeaudience's article
Nov 18, 2014 at 11:35
Nov 18, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Nevegal Tire Upgrade, Converting a 26-inch Bike to 27.5-inch Wheels, and Choosing the Correct Spring
Probably not but then you'd simply be one of many who are wrong about them.
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