View Full Version : WTB: 650B Hardtail, Ritchey 650B/Something Not Default Bike Shop

11-21-2014, 07:56 PM
As the WTB title suggests, I'm looking for a smaller 650B hardtail. I tried a small 29er and it felt too big for me (pushing a shopping cart up a hill). Hoping a 650B would be a better option. Open to a disc CX.

Anything that's not the default Trek, Specialized, Giant, etc, bike shop option.

Preferably, I like to #ridemetal (http://www.ridemetal.com/)

Thanks for your help and time!

Update: Ritchey 650B, small, seems to hit the spot.

11-21-2014, 08:03 PM
What size frame do you ride, and what's your price range?

11-21-2014, 08:05 PM
Howdy Pelican - for sizing, I ride a 52.5/53cm'ish TT road bike.

11-21-2014, 09:14 PM
Vontrapp.. I still have the comotion pangea. 26" though. I still haven't put the parts on it from the last time we talked.

11-21-2014, 09:40 PM
Check out the soma b side

11-22-2014, 08:05 PM
Check out the soma b sideSpeaking of which, I have a Soma B-Side, 650b wheelset and choice of 650b tires sitting in the basement.

My friend who rides a 49cm Cannondale CX9 rode it and it fit her ok, so if you're looking for a 51cm, then there is a high chance of it fitting.

I'm in Oakland and think you are nearby. PM me and come check it out.

09-27-2015, 01:05 AM
Bump. Moved to a new area. MTB trails too close to ignore.

I think a Ritchey 650B, small, or something steel suits my chill abilities.

09-27-2015, 06:09 PM
Ebaumann- I'm probably misspelling that- had a really super awesome Ritchey frame with fork that would be perfect I think. I've wanted it for a while, go check it out.

09-27-2015, 09:22 PM
What's your price range and is that frame, frame/fork/headset or built?