To Convert Or Not To Convert… To 650B That Is

mountain bike wheel size comparison

mountain bike wheel size comparison | credit: BikeRumor.com

With all the buzz surrounding 650B/27.5″ I know a lot of us have been thinking about testing the waters. If finding a 650B demo bike isn’t easy find to try out how it rides, the next often chosen option is to buy a new set of 650B wheels and tires to slap on our 26″ bike. There are some drawbacks and considerations to think about when doing this. BikeRadar has a great new article up on 5 reasons not to convert a 26″ bike to 650B.

Bonus – If you want more info on 650B/27.5″ check out the BikeRumor article where I grabbed the comparison photo.

2 Responses

  1. Robert says:

    benefit or not, to convert a 26″ to a 27.5″ bike

  2. I think it can be a benefit. It depends on what you’re trying to achieve. If you want a bit more traction and larger wheel then 27.5 is a good route. They just accelerate a little slower.

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