The Pro650 incorporates a massive 2" downtube and a 1.375" top tube, both of which are triple butted to decrease weight without sacrificing performance. Climb with confidence knowing that each watt is transferred directly to the dirt and descend through your favorite set of berms with an almost auto pilot sensation. The 44mm headtube links the two together creating a very stiff and unwavering front-end. Point and shoot! You'll be ripping through tight switchbacks like never before and climbing without the steering twitch of other brand's 650b offerings.
26" riders who've been wanting to get on a "big wheel" bike but feel a little small or overwhelmed on a 29er will instantly fall in love with the Pro650. It is the perfect bridge between the wonderful worlds of the Pro29 and the Pro26. The Pro650 will fit you like a glove and take you to new heights both on the mountain and the podium./p>
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Great trail frame
Bought this as complement to a different brand 27.5 carbon full sus I have as was intrigued by the new generation of hard tail trail bikes with medium front travel.
If I was totally satisfied with the full sus, this one is blowing me away.
It really can do everything on a trail (out of the really hard core all mountain stuffs for which is not built anyway) just faster and easier then any other hard tail and most full sus bikes I tried so far, either heading up or down.
In addition, with its 120 mm front WB TCR fork and 2.25 Nobby Nic tubeless set up front-rear it makes me wander sometime if there is a rear shock hidden inside somewhere, such is the comfort and stability riding even on relatively rough, fast terrains.
I am no champ or guru, just a passionate rider, but would not recommend this frame just to my enemies :-)
01 June 2013