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650b road tyres availability

  • 04-11-2021 1:33pm
    Registered Users Posts: 5,793 ✭✭✭

    I see a lot of the bike manufacturers now offering, (or rather prescribing, like it or not!) 650b wheel sizes on their smaller bikes, particularly women specific bikes. I'm not entirely convinced such a thing is necessary unless you're very small altogether but so be it.

    Anyway, give that a lot of bikes now are sort of dual purpose and can take on-road or more off-road style tyres, what's the road tire selection out there like for 650b sizing? Can you get fast road tyres in that size handy enough?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,953 ✭✭✭Plastik

    I've a brand new unused GP4000S II 650b*23mm that you can have for free. I think I paid a tenner for it when Harry's Bikes closed a few years back. Didn't realise the size. I'll have to see if I still have it somewhere.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,793 ✭✭✭fat bloke


    Thanks a million dude. A bit of a jump of the gun when I don't even have the wheel or the bike :).

    But there such a thing available then? J wonder does the new 5000 then come in a 650b 25 or 28 or whatever then?

  • Registered Users Posts: 21,596 ✭✭✭✭Squidgy Black

    Yeah wiggle have the GP5000s listed in 650b for 25 and 28c