650b is the middle size between 26inch and 700c (actually it’s a bit closer to 26inch), so a bike with these wheels tends to have a mix of both 26inch and 700c riding characteristics.
700C is the dominant wheel size in the modern bike world, and the biggest of the top three.
And even if you never plan to venture off pavement, the "bigger is faster" argument is limited by the size of the riders--tandems built around 700c wheels are inefficiently tall for captains shorter than about 5'7".
Bicycle Wheel is a readymade by Marcel Duchamp consisting of a bicycle fork with front wheel mounted upside-down on a wooden stool. In 1913 at his Paris studio he mounted the bicycle wheel upside down onto a stool, spinning it occasionally just to watch it.
Many folk seem to think that the question of 700C (road bike) or 26-inch (mountain bike) sized wheels for a touring bike is a big deal.
The argument over wheel size did not start with tandem riders.
Best touring bike wheel size: 26 inch or 700c wheels.
Why are all wheel size calculations wrong? (The rebuttal). The venerable Sheldon Brown has a Gear Calculator that uses a different method to determine wheel size.
The wheel size obviously has nothing to do with the top speed. If it did, we would see huge wheels on race
We had no choice, but wheel size is a silly thing to base route decisions on. So now we know.