View Full Version : Kirk Pacenti interview: 650b

10-19-2013, 06:32 AM
A very good interview with our forum Friend Kirk....

Chances are you havenít heard of Kirk Pacenti. Chances are you have heard of 650B, or 27.5, the wheel size between 26-inch and 29ers that the industry canít seem to get enough of right now. Save for Specialized and Cannondale, 27.5-wheeled bikes have become the dominant choice on the majority of all-mountain, 5- to 6-inch trail bikes for most brands. Some, like Giant and Scott, have almost entirely foregone both 29ers and 26-inch wheels to focus on designing frames around the mid-sized hoops.

Amen. For Pacenti, that is, who showed the first production 650B mountain bike at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in 2007, practically eons ago in technology years.....



PS: Link to this interview originally posted in the Vendor area.