The drop bar conversion on my old Cousin It is coming along but I'm seriously thinking about changing direction a bit. Rather than stick with 26" wheels I'm considering moving to 650B. I was about to order White MI6 hubs with 26" Aeroheat rims, but I'm thinking of switching to the 650B Synergy rims (36 hole). There's lots of clearance on the front and back (in fact there is room for 700c rims with about a 35 mm tire). I've got a Cannondale Fatty fork so I'll be running disc brakes on the front (the new Shimano calipers with ICE rotor). I haven't taken a torch to the frame so it's still canti's on the back. If I go to 650B I'll need to put Paul's Moto BMX brake for the pad adjustment. The primary use will be gravel roads and fire trail. Planning on riding D2R2 this August as well. We're a just under 300lb team.
Any thoughts before I place my wheel order?