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Old 07-03-2017, 01:10 PM
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New Black Mountain 650b on the way!

Surprised no one has posted this yet... Looks like Mike is prototyping a new 650b with discs! I think enough folks have asked about using a front bag, that will be considered for the final for sure...

http://blackmtncycles.com/project-pr...alk-road-plus/

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Old 07-03-2017, 01:20 PM
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Sweet.
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Old 07-03-2017, 01:30 PM
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I'll definitely give one a shot.

I love my Monstercross, so why not.
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Old 07-03-2017, 02:05 PM
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This is cool! I already have a bike like this, but I'm intrigued to try one anyway.
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Old 07-03-2017, 02:22 PM
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I definitely love what Mike is laying down!

ALTHOUGH:
This rear drop out looks kinda haggard. Woof.

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Old 07-03-2017, 02:30 PM
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Perfect bike for me.
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Old 07-03-2017, 03:12 PM
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If I end up with another road type bike this is along the lines of what I would do. Nice.
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Old 07-03-2017, 03:30 PM
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That makes me want one of these frames just a bit more than before. Very cool, though don't care about the 650b stuff...
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Old 07-03-2017, 06:41 PM
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I really want to try a 650B bike, I really like that and I'd seriously consider one except...discs. I know I'm in the minority but I have a less than zero desire for them.

I really like what Black Mtn is doing frame wise but both of their current models have 'deal breaker' specs so I guess one is just not in my future.
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Old 07-03-2017, 07:05 PM
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This gets me excited for the prospect of my 650 build.
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Old 07-03-2017, 07:06 PM
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New Black Mountain 650b on the way!

I like Black Mountain. Wish he would offer frames with less stack and more reach though. Don't fit me.

I'm not a fan of disc brakes on a steel bike because of the extra weight on an already heavy bike.

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Old 07-03-2017, 08:07 PM
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I am glad more of these bikes are being built.

I think I prefer the endpoint hunter gatherer though. More trail, MIUSA, TA. I also don't like the fork on this at all but I know this is just a proto.
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Old 07-03-2017, 08:24 PM
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How do these others compare to a soma wolverine?
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Is it me or is this a contemporary incarnation of the much desired bridgestone XO1?
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Old 07-03-2017, 09:24 PM
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Is it me or is this a contemporary incarnation of the much desired bridgestone XO1?
Could be!

FWIW Mike seems really open to input on this project. I've made a few suggestions and I think it's helpful at this point. The framesets aren't due until the spring, so we have some time to give him our wish lists.

Hopefully, he'll keep this "value" priced theme going as well.

The Monstercross rides really well and I'm having a blast on mine this summer.
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