One of the most discussed topics at Intebike this year was the 650b slash 27.5 debate. Originally dubbed 650b by Kirk Pacenti (champion of the modern era tweener tire movement) it seems a lot of companies (especially American companies) are resisting the 650b terminology in favor of the more "standard" 27.5 designation. Does it really matter? Probably not. But highlighted here are more 650b 27.5" products.

Like the 29er movement before it, the key components to 650b/27.5 success are: tires and forks. True, 650b forks have been around for more than a couple of year. But it takes one of the "big" players to really move the market. That barrier has been broken this year, by both Fox and Rock Shox.

Rock Shox had their 27.5 Revelation and Reba on display and the 27.5 Sid is coming. In this video, Tyler Morland gives us an overview of Rock Shox's 27.5 offerings for 2013.

Rock Shox Revelation RLT 27.5"
Travel: 150/140/130/100mm
Weight: 1787grams
Damping: Motion Control DNA RLT, Rebound: Dual Flow
Available Springs: Solo Air, Dual Position Air
Colors: Black, White, Diffusion Black
tapered steerer, forged hollow crown, 32mm upper tubes, magnesium lowers

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