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Old 01-16-09, 12:40 PM   #1
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650 vs 700

I'm thinking of picking up a dedicated TRI/TT rig on ebay. What are the PROs & CONs of 650 and 700 Bikes? I've seen med to large frame 650s on ebay & was wondering if there is any advantage / disadvantage ?? Any info / thoughts are appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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it's a wash as far as performance...

BUT...if you don't have a small frame, go with 700c because your tire/tube/tubular/wheel choices are much better...
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I thought most 600c wheeled bikes were smaller sizes.
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I thought most 600c wheeled bikes were smaller sizes.
Generally true, but here are 2 ebay listings for 55 & 56 frames w/ 650s

http://cgi.ebay.com/2004-Cervelo-P2K...3A1%7C294%3A50

http://cgi.ebay.com/Kestrel-KM40-56c...3A1%7C294%3A50

A while back, I think I remember seeing a 63(?) Quinta Roo rollin' on 650s. It looked kinda strange.

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it's a wash as far as performance...

BUT...if you don't have a small frame, go with 700c because your tire/tube/tubular/wheel choices are much better...
Thanks for the info. I wasn't sure about any performance differences and I do agree with the greater # of choices for 700s. I'll be looking for a 55 / 56 frame so 700 seems to be a more logical choice.
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Generally true, but here are 2 ebay listings for 55 & 56 frames w/ 650s

http://cgi.ebay.com/2004-Cervelo-P2K...3A1%7C294%3A50

http://cgi.ebay.com/Kestrel-KM40-56c...3A1%7C294%3A50

A while back, I think I remember seeing a 63(?) Quinta Roo rollin' on 650s. It looked kinda strange.
These just dont look right to me. They are strange as all get out.
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