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Specialized Quietly Goes 650B

Feb. 20, 2014, 1:07 p.m.
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Could this spell the end for the beloved 26" Enduro?

Specialized going 650B...

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Feb. 20, 2014, 5:06 p.m.
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Can I post the letter now where Specialized said they would never do this?

Feb. 20, 2014, 5:25 p.m.
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Can I post the letter now where Specialized said they would never do this?

Please do so we can haz lulz.

How long till the first Special Ed 27.5/650b specific lawsuit?

Feb. 20, 2014, 5:52 p.m.
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Get your 26" rims, tires and wheels while you still can….

Feb. 20, 2014, 5:57 p.m.
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Can I post the letter now where Specialized said they would never do this?

What option do they have? At least they held out on the bandwagon unlike some…

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- Morgman

Feb. 20, 2014, 6:07 p.m.
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I have the slightly sad feeling that my Dixon will the the last new 26" bike that I ever purchase.

Honestly the two wheel sizes are so close that as long as the suspension is good and the geo/fit is dialled, who really cares?

Check my stuff for sale!

Feb. 20, 2014, 6:09 p.m.
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I have the slightly sad feeling that my Dixon will the the last new 26" bike that I ever purchase.

Honestly the two wheel sizes are so close that as long as the suspension is good and the geo/fit is dialled, who really cares?

You'll care when you try to sell the Dixon.

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- Morgman

Feb. 20, 2014, 6:36 p.m.
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You'll care when you try to sell the Dixon.

I plan to ride this pony for some time, and I'm fairly confident that decent rubber for 26" trail/all-marketing bikes won't disappear in the next couple seasons. Used bikes aren't worth anything anyway.

Check my stuff for sale!

Feb. 20, 2014, 6:36 p.m.
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Between my 9 speed drivetrain and my 26" wheels,i don't even know of my bike is worth riding anymore.

Feb. 20, 2014, 6:37 p.m.
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You'll care when you try to sell the Dixon.

But the "26 for life" posters on Pinkbike will buy. Er no wait they'll all buy 650b regardless of the drivel they post.

Feb. 20, 2014, 6:41 p.m.
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Between my 9 speed drivetrain and my 26" wheels,i don't even know of my bike is worth riding anymore.

probably not.

Check my stuff for sale!

Feb. 20, 2014, 7:32 p.m.
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I'm just going to be happy when there are only two wheel sizes again.

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Feb. 20, 2014, 7:48 p.m.
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i don't give a shit whut size it is , imma not buyin' anything from sinyard 'til he apologizes to that war vet bike shop guy in lethbridge . . .

Feb. 20, 2014, 7:55 p.m.
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Used bikes aren't worth anything anyway.

Ain't that the truth!

But the "26 for life" posters on Pinkbike will buy. Er no wait they'll all buy 650b regardless of the drivel they post.

Apparently they're all going to keep it real and just ride 26" DJ and Slopestyle bikes…

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- Morgman

Feb. 20, 2014, 8:16 p.m.
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How long till 28.25? the perfect balance between 27.5 and 29, its gotta be the perfect wheel size am I right?

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