This project is still going. The wheels have been built, with Hope hubs, Velocity rims. Tires came from Kirk Pacenti. Kirk worked with Rock Shox to get us a Pearl 3.3 rear shock which should reduce the travel on a Santa Cruz Heckler enough to keep the larger 650B tire from contacting the seat tube under full compression. We should also see a 650B fork from White Brothers soon. I can’t wait.
For more 650B news: http://650bpalace.blogspot.com/
I’m climbing the corporate ladder here at Dirt Rag. New Title: Partnerships. What does that mean? Ad sales, sponsorships, partnerships(duh), a bit of marketing, product testing and writing for the magazine. Lotsa new hats to wear, right now it is a black knit cap, as the office is freaking cold, temperature never got above 25 or so today, outside that is.
I just started working with Todd Ingermanson who is Black Cat Bicycles. I saw his work at NAHBS. He has some very cool ideas, and we plan on a 29er hardtail with his pivoting drop outs. Looks like I should be getting some pretty sweet parts from DT to complete the build, more on that later.
I’ve never been a huge fan of Lance, but this news has me rethinking things.