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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:57 am 
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It seems 2013 is very 29er centric for the main Specialized/Trek/Giant/Cannondale players. It seems most of them are very heavily invested in the 29er wheelsize and therefore haven't offered a 650b option for fear of diluting there 2013 bikes. I'm super disappointed Cannondale don't even offer a 26' hardtail in most markets (except you lucky Europeans).

So the question is will they (and specifically Cannondale) be offering some 650b options in 2014 do you think?

I have a 26' Cannondale Flash and would love to try 650b. If they brought out a 650b Flash that would be amazing. I'm 179cm with shortish legs and have never felt comfortable on a 29er.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:16 am 
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650b wheels fit the current flash frame and the lefty fork.
Loads of people have their bikes set up like that...


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:36 pm 
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Unfortunately I'm on a Headshok. Also my understanding is the rear clearance on a 26" Flash is a bit tight with 650b? Thanks


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:06 pm 
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Flash 26" rear is good, at least the aluframe what we tested on work. So get a Lefty and new wheelset :D

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:51 pm 
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Thanks cerro.
Dumb question but you can go from Flash 26" -> 650b okay with Lefty fork
Can you also go Flash 29er -> 650b as well?
I guess the geometry would be better on the 26" right?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:51 pm 
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650b and Lefty original is good.
Flash 29er to 650b works but long chainstays. Can get some more travel out of your fork thou.
yes, think the 26" will be better to convert

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:54 am 
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I have tried Crest 650B with Racing Ralp 2.25 in my Flash and I'm not confident it will have enough clearance ....


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:57 am 
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timbat wrote:
I have tried Crest 650B with Racing Ralp 2.25 in my Flash and I'm not confident it will have enough clearance ....


That's what I hear.

My original question is whether Cannondale will release a specific 650b model, much like the Scott Scale which has specific 26, 650b and 29 frames.

In my opinion they should!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:42 am 
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My guess is they won't do the hardtail in 650B. They ditched the 26", why bring in another wheelsize again to further confuse?

A Scalpel 650B on the other hand, that would be cool.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:11 pm 
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Trigger 650b is the bike I want for next year :D

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:28 pm 
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The Cannondale rep was in the store today and confirmed the rumor for 2014 but didn't know what model. I hope Trigger, Scalpel (26" wheel design) or Flash. Looking at the market with more longer 150mm bike in 27.5 my guess would be Jekyll.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:50 pm 
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I think and I hope cannondale will do new scalpel and trigger frames in 650b size.
Now I have a scalpel 650b and a flash 29, I prefer the scalpel in almost all rides


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:55 am 
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I'd like a 650B Flash with XX1 and NOT Sram brakes.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:41 pm 
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Dan posted this on the other site. No 650b listed there but who knows about the rest of the world.

http://www.bicicletasgonzalo.es/index.p ... &Itemid=46" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


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That stealth color theme on F3 looks great- makes me kinda swaping my Orbea built to this frameset :)

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