„Riding this bike is a blast.“
world of mtb Magazin (March 2016)
It is done: with the Teleon B+ MTB, the range of wheel sizes and widths is now completely covered. As the “golden mean” between traditional 2.4″ mountain bike tyres and fatbike tyres of 4.0″ and upwards, the new 650B+ size is being seen as providing the best of both worlds. As with any new, hyped-up development, a cool head is needed when dealing with the bewildering terminology that comes with it. Basically, 650B+ wheels with a tyre width of 2.8″ or 3.0″ offer an increased contact area, and with it increased traction, when compared to classic tyre widths. The wider tyres have significantly less rolling resistance off-road and are only a fraction heavier than comparable 2.4″ tyres. In the view of most experts, 650B+ is the optimum size for low rolling resistance, light weight and easy steering.
The Teleon B+ MTB combines awareness of both tradition and new developments. Current standards are integrated within its design, meaning that it features the most up-to-date technology: rear triangle built for a 148mm axle, Boost compatibility, an X 12 thru-axle, PressFit bottom bracket and forged postmount fittings. For those who count every last gramme saved (an overall weight of well under 10kg is possible), the suspensionless Teleon 650B+ is a minimalist machine that will maximise your power-to-weight ratio. The sleek, Falkenjagd-designed rigid titanium fork has a significant shock-absorbing effect, as do the 3.0″ tyres. The Teleon B+ MTB can of course also be fitted with a suspension fork. With this hardtail, trail riders can tackle sections that up to now would have been considered full-suspension-only.
A tip for any gent who is on the lookout for a bike for the woman in his life: the sense of security that the handling qualities of 650B+ bikes provide is particularly popular with the fairer sex.
Anyone who wants to use 29″ wheels on even terrain can also fit this format within the Teleon B+’s frame: their diameter is more or less the same as 27.5″+ tyres.
As standard, the Teleon B+ MTB is supplied with either a Rock Shox suspension fork or a Falkenjagd-designed titanium rigid fork, Shimano XT gears and a pair of DT Swiss Spline wheels. A wide range of options means that the bike can be tweaked to suit individual preferences.
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|12/2015||world of mtb Magazin||"Vor allem in schnellen Kurven, aber auch an steilen Anstiegen punktet das Teleon B+ MTB.'''||world of mtb Magazin 12/2015|
|1-2/2016||aktiv Radfahren Magazin||"Sehr gut."||aktiv Radfahren 1-2/2016|