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 Post subject: Carver Bikes
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:37 pm 
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i am in the process of getting us a couple bikes to demo from the Carver Line...
check out his site Carverbikes.com, he is a leader in the 29", 650b wheeled frames. i have requested a 17" Bumble bee( 29er front 650b rear). any one else interested in helping review these let me know!

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 Post subject: Re: Carver Bikes
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:47 pm 
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That's cool, I'd like to check one out. I didn't know that Carver bikes was the same as Bikeman. Any idea when he is going to have a full suspension bike out?

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 Post subject: Re: Carver Bikes
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:16 pm 
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I would love to test a bumblebee but the frame would have to be a size small. I would even be willing to build one up with my own parts if Davis could supply the frame.

So far I have run a full 26er, 29er, 69er, 67.5er (current HiFi setup) but not a 7.59er. I have a feeling that a 650B rear/29er front is going to be the bomb!

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 Post subject: Re: Carver Bikes
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:01 pm 
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i don't know what happened, but he did have a single pivot suspension frame earlier this year. I'll check with him.

John, i'll see when i can get either him to come down, or me to go up, and get some bikes. i;ll keep you posted....

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 Post subject: Re: Carver Bikes
 Post Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:23 am 
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What the F*$% are you guys talking about?

"26er, 29er, 69er, 67.5er (current HiFi setup) but not a 7.59er"

I've hear of 26er, 29er, 69er but what are the others? How many different wheel sizes are there?


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 Post subject: Re: Carver Bikes
 Post Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:20 am 
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mtb2die wrote:
What the F*$% are you guys talking about?

"26er, 29er, 69er, 67.5er (current HiFi setup) but not a 7.59er"

I've hear of 26er, 29er, 69er but what are the others? How many different wheel sizes are there?


Combine a 27.5 (650B) rear with a 29" front and you get a 7.59er. Its a combination that has better potential for people who like big wheels but need a small frame.

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 Post subject: Re: Carver Bikes
 Post Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:01 pm 
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Wow, what will they think of next?? I had never heard of this 3rd wheel/tire size....at least not for mountainbikes. It sounds like you can put on of these on a 26" bike as a front wheel without changing your fork or anything else. I gotta get one and try it out.


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 Post subject: Re: Carver Bikes
 Post Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:40 pm 
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My Hifi is much better with the 650B up front. It has better rollover than a 26" FW. I just had to tweak the cockpit a little to get it dialed. The 120mm Manitou Minute has plenty of clearance for a 650B.

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And the best part about all these wheel sizes is you get to take all those different sized tubes on the trail! I suppose you could stretch a smaller one to some degree. Ah, but the real answer is to go tubeless. never mind, just thinking out loud...


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