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Old 07-29-19, 12:36 AM
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I had changed the chainring from a 3rd party 38T to a 44T as I found the former gearing for faster unloaded road riding to be too low.
With 44T front, 10-42t rear, it really allows the bike to perform in the range that most road bikes will, at least with respect to age grouper type riding.

Tire clearance is massive since its really a mtb at heart.
I have 42mm Panaracer Pari Moto tires and there is still plenty of clearance left.

The Change Bike 650B rides like a road bike with diamond geometry.
Of course, it does, since it IS a full sized bike with said geometry.
No if's no but's
Really stiff with no hint to the folding joints at all.

Chainstays are a bit long and I do feel its not the most reactive of bikes due to this.
However, its kinda made up by the very short short stem I need to run for my sizing needs.
So very nimble on the steering, while a bit trailing on the rear.
The plus side is that it does take bumps a bit easier.
This, coupled with the wider tires does take away a lot of the edge off the very stiff bike.

Last edited by pinholecam; 07-29-19 at 07:20 PM.
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