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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:17 am 

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Will what appears to be more of a road tire, namely this Soma Fabrications B-Line 650bx38mm model, fit onto your typical 650b wheel set spec'd on a mountain bike? I suppose what I am really asking is, are all 650b rims the same in terms of tire fit, or are there road/cross-specific 650b rims that differ from mtb-specific rims in some way as to make road tires "unmountable"?


I'm looking for a pair of slicks or semi-slicks to mount on a Scott Scale 700 SL MTB. Also considering the Vee Rubber VRB-316 Speedster, which is a MTB-specific tire.


PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:00 am 
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The B-Lines will fit your MTB rims just fine, there is only one 650B standard. I have them, and they are very flexible, with thin sidewalls and no puncture protection. The Speedsters are built more like a full MTB tyre from the looks of it, so chances are they don't roll quite as well, but I've never seen them in person.

Bikes: Raw Ti, 650b flatbar CX

PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:12 pm 

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Quite of lot of the time people will specific the rim diameter, so 559 is the magic number for a 26, and 584 for a 650b, can't remember the 26er one though, 600 and something. Then everything should work out fine :) the main reason I find this useful is that a 29er mtb rim is the same size as a 700c road rim.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:54 am 

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/MAXXIS-MAXXLITE ... 56612e1282

Check the above link out... lighter than road tires... better protection too.: lightest mountain bike tires available

2004 trek carbon 9.8
2013 giant talon 29er
2001 mongoose XR-500

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:14 pm 

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Grand Bois have a tyre that's lighter than the Maxxlite.

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