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Which term should we use for the mid-sized mountain bike wheel size?

  • By VeloNews.com
  • Published Sep. 24, 2012
  • Updated Oct. 11, 2012 at 4:48 PM EST

So, to avoid infighting that may lead to all-out civil war and Singletrack.com anarchy, we need your help.

The Singletrack.com and VeloNews.com staff is in total gridlock deciding which term to adopt to describe one of the hottest discussion topics in mountain biking of late, the mid-sized wheel.

As Logan VonBokel discovered, even the industry won’t make up their mind, but Singletrack.com doesn’t want to be changing terms in each story we write.

So far, we’ve been leaning toward using 650b, but at Interbike discovered that many brands aren’t adopting the term, and those that do are mostly old-school ones.

Caley, Logan, Emily, Lennard and the late Nick each have differing opinions on the matter, so let us know which you like best.

What term should we use for the mid-sized mountain bike wheel size?

More on 650b (posted by a party partial to the term) >>

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