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List of 650b drop bar bikes (larger tires)

Old 04-29-19, 11:51 AM
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List of 650b drop bar bikes (larger tires)

I once read an article about a prototype (may have been Cannondale or Specialized) with 650b wheels and they commented that it was very pleasant to ride. And I also read a comment from someone saying he tried 26", 27.5" and 29" wheel mountain bikes and found the 27.5" wheel size had the best advantages between the other two.

To me, my interest in 650b is more for the size of the tires to survive potholes or ride on grass when I feel like it.
In any case, I decided to make a list of 650b wheel drop bar bikes. I'm a bit surprised none of these have chainguards as they could be used for touring. For those wondering, Planet Bike does make a 650b fender capable of 1.9" tires.

Rocky Mountain Solo also available in 650b.

Fuji Jari seems to be compatible with 650b but can't understand their web site.

KHS Grit some models in 27.5"x47c.

Jamis Renegade smaller models in 650b.

Diamondback Haanjo some models in 650x47.

Cannondale Slate but dont' like their prices nor their weird one-sided fork.

Marin Four Corners smaller models in 650b. Marin Nicasio Ridge in 650bx47.

Louis Garneau Garibaldi AL Prohibition in 650bx47c.

Brodie Romulus, Remo, Tiber, Elan Vital in 650bx47.

Felt Breed in 650bx47c.

Masi Speciale Randonneur in 650x47mm and Giramondo in 27.5x2.1"

Kona Rove ST and others in that name range in 650bx47c.

Salsa Journeyman 650B with 27.5x2.1" tires.
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3T Exploro LTD & Team

All-City Space Horse Disc 49 / 52 / 55 / 58 / 61 sizes

Breezer Radar Pro

Breezer Radar Expert

Breezer Doppler

Bombtrack Hook EXT

Bombtrack Outlaw

Bombtrack Arise-2

Brodie Monster 2.0

Brodie Monster 1.0

Brodie Remo 650b

Brodie Romulus 650b

Brodie Tiber

Calfee Design Manta

Cannondale - CAADX

Cotic Escapade

Cotic Roadrat

Crosshill 500 Lapierre Bikes

Crosshill 300 Lapierre Bikes

Elephant Bikes NFE

dale Rockitship

Felt Breed

Felt Broam

Jamis Nova Pro

Jamis Renegade (only compatible with aluminum and steel models)

Jones Bikes - Jones 29

Kona Sutra LTD

Kona Sutra

Kona Big Rove AL

Marin Cortina Marin Four Corners Marin Gestalt Marin Lombard Marin Nicasio Masi CX

Masi CX Comp


Masi CXGR Supremo

Masi CXR Comp

Masi CXR Expert

Masi Strada Vita Uno

Masi Strada Vita Due

Masi Giramondo

Masi Speciale Randonneur

Miele Svelto GRT

Moots Routt 45


Ocean Air Cycles Rambler

OPEN Cycle U.P.

Pinnacle Lithium

Pinnacle Akrose

Pure Cycles Adventure

Pure Cycles Adventure Pro

Pure Cycles Urban Commuter

Raleigh Roker LTD

Raleigh Roker Comp

Raleigh Roker Sport

Raleigh Tamland 2

Raleigh Tamland 1

Rawland Ravn

Rivendell 2016/2017 Hunqapillar

Rivendell 2016/2017 Atlantis

Rivendell A Homer Hilsen 650

Rivendell Sam Hillborne 650

Rivendell Cheviot size 50 & 55

Rivendell Clem Smith Jr, size 52

Rivendell Clementine, size 52

Rodeo Labs Flaanimal 4.1

Rodeo Labs Traildonkey 2.0







Shand Cycles Stoater

Shand Cycles Stoater Rohloff

Soma Wolverine

Soma Double Cross Disc

Soma Grand Randonneur

Sonder Camino

Specialized Sequoia

Stinner Frameworks - Refugio

Surly Disc Trucker – 26” Sizes

Surly Long Haul Trucker, 26” Sizes

Surly Straggler

Surly Straggler 650b

Twin Six Standard Ti Rando

Twin Six Standard Rando

Twin Six Standard Ti CX

Van Dessel A.D.D.


Why Cycles R+

Mason Bokeh

Votec VRX Pro petrol

Weekender Archer

Weekender Drop

Weekender Nomad
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Is that all?
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Is that all?
He forgot the Black Mountain Cycles Road+ frame.

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Originally Posted by brianmcg123 View Post
Is that all?
Soma Fog Cutter van also run 650b up to 47mm.
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I have a Breezer Doppler Team and it's a very nice ride with 650b X 47 tires. I've taken it on some gravel and muddy roads where I would have walked my road or touring bike or just turned around.

The Breezer Doppler line of bikes come fitted with fenders.
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Co-Motion make two, The Ochoco and the Siskiyou https://co-motion.com/collections/single-bikes/650b
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I bought a Slate a few years back, with the roads in as crappy shape as they are it's pretty wonderful to have such a smooth ride.
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