KHS Factory Team Manager Quinton Spaulding is totally psyched about 650b wheels for downhill racing. He told us that based on his prototype testing, the tween wheels offer traction advantages with no compromise in handling. â€œNothing lost, only gained,â€ was his executive summary.
KHS is fully committed to the production of an all-new DH650b model, based on the suspension platform used on the companyâ€™s current DH300 bike (shown here). The first production bikes are due off the line in about six weeks. Look for KHS rider Logan Binggeli to pilot the DH650b at the upcoming Red Bull Rampage in Virgin River, Utah.
By Karl Rosengarth and Jon Pratt