Gunna try these 650Bee Lines on my MTB.

Shea N Encinitas

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27.5 inch tires are rare in the local shops at this point, so I ordered these from Jenson. More of a road or hard dirt tire because I'm tearing up the Knobby Nic's on the street. Was short 2 cents for free shipping so I added a peanut butter goo. -S
 

Court

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Cool, they look pretty nice and aren't priced too bad. Which ebike are you putting them on? Don't you have an Easy Motion Neo 650B? I imagine you've already got them now and had a chance to ride, how did they work for you?
 

Shea N Encinitas

Active Member
Cool, they look pretty nice and aren't priced too bad. Which ebike are you putting them on? Don't you have an Easy Motion Neo 650B? I imagine you've already got them now and had a chance to ride, how did they work for you?
Hi Court, I put them on the Haibike FS RX, one of your favorite bikes. While I do off-road the beauty I'm doing way more road miles. Cornering and hard braking are nice on the BeeLines, and with 55 psi in they roll with ease and any speed. BTW - The PB GU was gross :eek:. -S
 

MLWilcox

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So ... You find these are also good on paved roads and mild trail riding? Any other suggestions for 27.5 for that kind of riding?
 

Shea N Encinitas

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So ... You find these are also good on paved roads and mild trail riding? Any other suggestions for 27.5 for that kind of riding?
Yes, the only caveat is mud, the little waffle pattern will fill creating temporary slicks. I was looking for Crazy Bob's but Schwalbe does not make them in 650b yet. -S
 

Chris Nolte

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The Super Moto X's will be available next year and I believe they are the best 650b tire on the market. The Focus Thron Speed comes with them standard currently and they will be available aftermarket next year in the US.
 

Ravi Kempaiah

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Best Off-road tires for 650B:

Schwalbe Smart Sam Plus: 3mm Greenguard compound and E-bike ready.

Best on-road/light trail tires for 650B:

Schwalbe Supermoto X: 3mm Greenguard compound and E-bike ready but fast rolling

These WTM be liners at that price are serious contenders. One can add Mr. Tuffy tire liner to make it more flat resistant.
 

Chris Nolte

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The 650b Supermoto X won't be available till spring of 2015 but it should fit the FSRX. It's wide but their's plenty of clearance there.
 

EddieJ

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Best Off-road tires for 650B:

Schwalbe Smart Sam Plus: 3mm Greenguard compound and E-bike ready.
I'd have to disagree with that one. :)

I'm still waiting to see what Pannaracer can do, but in the mean time I'll stick with the absolutely superb WTB Vigilante. :)
Okay they are noisy on the road, with plenty of vibration, but I didn't buy them for road use.


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I am going to swap out the rims some time though. The OE Swiss DT rims are just too narrow and tight for my needs.
 
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Ravi Kempaiah

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I'd have to disagree with that one. :)

I'm still waiting to see what Pannaracer can do, but in the mean time I'll stick with the absolutely superb WTB Vigilante. :)
Okay they are noisy on the road, with plenty of vibration, but I didn't buy them for road use.


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I am going to swap out the rims some time though. The OE Swiss DT rims are just too narrow and tight for my needs.
These are triple compound tires from WTB and Schwalbe (Vigilante, Hans Dampf etc) but they are substantially more heavy and made for DH sort of use. They also cost quite a bit more ($80 per tire). So, of course, one can expect better performance from them.