I'm 5'1.5", and just can't see myself with those big wheels. The extra weight, getting them rotating, the higher effective gear ratio, no thanks. Now 650b interests me. I would like to try that one day. Less rotating weight but with some of the larger wheel advantage plus the gear ratio is not as high all other things being equal. But I am not looking for a new MTB right now as I am very happy with my 26" carbon FS bike. Maybe in a few years, as there are rumors that Specialized and other manufacturers are starting to look at the 650 so I am going to wait while they hash that all out. I think that for me at least, the 650b would make more sense.
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