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I Want Sachs?
04-01-2013, 03:44 PM
Is there an advantage to having 650B suspension bikes vs 26"? I understand in the hardtail, the bigger wheels helps to smooth out the ride, but in suspension, seems like the 650B allows less room than the 26" for all the goodies near the BB.

jh_on_the_cape
04-01-2013, 03:54 PM
Is there an advantage to having 650B suspension bikes vs 26"? I understand in the hardtail, the bigger wheels helps to smooth out the ride, but in suspension, seems like the 650B allows less room than the 26" for all the goodies near the BB.

Try one. Depends on how and where you ride.
http://reviews.mtbr.com/650b27-5-all-mountain-bike-round-up

oldpotatoe
04-02-2013, 09:58 AM
Is there an advantage to having 650B suspension bikes vs 26"? I understand in the hardtail, the bigger wheels helps to smooth out the ride, but in suspension, seems like the 650B allows less room than the 26" for all the goodies near the BB.

There are advantages and disadvantages to all 3 sizes, whether hard tail, soft tail or full squish. Depends on you, how and where you ride. No simple answer.

Room for 'goodies', whatever that means, doesn't really enter into it. Frame is designed to be one of the 3 sizes.