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 Post subject: On One 45650b
PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:40 pm 
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Heretic! Burn him at the stake!
I've bought a new bike, and to compound this I've bought one in that weird wheel size.

Haven't even taken it for a spin yet, but to say I'm excited is an understatement. Really impressed with the finish considering it's a relatively cheap bike.

Managed to get one before they switched from full Deore to SRAM kit, and upgraded to a Thomson seatpin for only an extra £15.

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 Post subject: Re: On One 45650b
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:03 pm 
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Nice!


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 Post subject: Re: On One 45650b
PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:37 pm 
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Will be interesting to hear how you get on with the silly wheels.

If I buy a new frame to replace the Rune, it'll have silly wheels too. I think I prefer the idea of them to a 29er.


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 Post subject: Re: On One 45650b
PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:44 pm 
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Mindmap3 wrote:
Will be interesting to hear how you get on with the silly wheels.

If I buy a new frame to replace the Rune, it'll have silly wheels too. I think I prefer the idea of them to a 29er.


No choice is there really. Only supermarket bikes and bespoke or high end downhill keeping 26".

Having a brief go on this bike happy to say it rides lovely. Lot more subtle than I thought it might be.


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 Post subject: Re: On One 45650b
PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:48 pm 
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coomber wrote:
Mindmap3 wrote:
Will be interesting to hear how you get on with the silly wheels.

If I buy a new frame to replace the Rune, it'll have silly wheels too. I think I prefer the idea of them to a 29er.


No choice is there really. Only supermarket bikes and bespoke or high end downhill keeping 26".

Having a brief go on this bike happy to say it rides lovely. Lot more subtle than I thought it might be.


Too right...hand will be forced I fear.

Until 26 gets reinvented as the fun wheel size once sales dry up of 650b. Or am I just being cynical?

Anyway, rufty tufty slack hardtails are brilliant fun. I quite fancy a Stanton Switchback.


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 Post subject: Re: On One 45650b
PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:48 am 
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I wanted a switchback but iirc biggest size was 18" frame which at 6'2 would be too small.

First impressions of this bike are great but need a bigger shake down before reporting back.


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 Post subject: Re: On One 45650b
PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:42 am 
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Mindmap3 wrote:
Until 26 gets reinvented as the fun wheel size once sales dry up of 650b. Or am I just being cynical?


QFT.


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 Post subject: Re: On One 45650b
PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:26 pm 
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Been out exploring. Moved six months ago (not that far, and only temporarily) but don't know any tracks that are at a distance from my house. So have been using this to check out lots of local bridleways like this:
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Nothing that technical yet but genuinely impressed how good this is even where I thought my older bikes (and even my previous modern bikes) would be quicker and more enjoyable.

Lot of hate for 650b - not sure it makes that much difference but the wheels do feel much bigger than my 26". The tyres are only 2.3's but feel bigger if that makes sense. Like with 29ers, give it a go and see if you like it. :D

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My target is to cycle 1,000 miles this year so this will be getting a lot of use.


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 Post subject: Re: On One 45650b
PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:23 am 
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Glad to hear that you're gettng on with it.

I've taken the plunge and have gone for some silly wheels too. I picked up my Switchback the other day and am just waiting for bits to arrive.


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 Post subject: Re: On One 45650b
PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:20 pm 
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Love to see your Stanton mindmap. Love the look of them!


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