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Old 01-10-08, 01:12 PM   #1
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27.5 in tires for mtb

Does anyone know exactly what frames they fit? And do you think its worth it?
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Old 01-10-08, 01:23 PM   #2
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You talking about 650b? Check out mtbr.com, there is a whole forum dedicated to it.
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There was also an excellent article in the just-out February issue of Mountain Bike Action.

I personally think it's the future - - more a matter of 'when' than 'if.'
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any one know exactlu wat frames the fit and do u think its worth it
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The tire fits a 27.5, or 650b wheel.
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Interesting 650b article:

http://www.bikeradar.com/news/articl...tb-tires-11794
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I have no idea what you guys are talking about hahah

ahh I see...a half size...interesting way to throw a wrench in the idea of standards...I will wait and see
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They fit inside a lot of forks already (and inverteds of course) - - though I don't know if that will still be the case when someone makes a 2.5 or 2.6.

It's going to be one of my future experiments to do 650b front/26 rear. That and a planetary hub or hub/gerarbox. Think motocross bike .
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Sheldon Brown has a nice write-up:
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/650b.html

Seems like it was a French standard even before the 26" existed but got replaced by the 26". Sheldon also points out that referring to it as the "27.5" is silly and that "650b" is the correct way to refer to it.
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I don't know why there's so much talk about 27.5 when everyone knows that 27.6 is better.
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