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Show Us Your 650B Conversions


Old 11-11-18, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by ArnoldPowers View Post
HI y'all, lots of great bikes in here, always appreciate the eye candy! My question is in regards to the long reach brakes that folks are using for these conversions. It seems that breaking power would be reduced with use, any thoughts or experiences. I have an early Centurion Pro Tour with center pull studs and have considered going 650b but am concerned about the stopping power. Thanks everyone!
I used Tektro R559s for my 650b conversion (with Pacenti 'Brevet' machined-wall rims) - very happy with them - stop as well as any other rim brake that I have. And. they are reasonably-priced.

Give them a try if they'll work with your frame/wheel.
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