- Mulleting a 29er frame
I’m considering putting a 27.5″ wheel in the back of my hardtail 29er frame to mullet it. Is this a good idea or is the 29 front / 27.5 back idea best done on 27.5″ frames by adding a 29er fork?Posted 2 months agostevemuzzyMember
It will give you a slightly slacker head angle, raise the bb and slightly move the seat post angle backwards. Not sure it would be a massive difference and an easy thing to try if you can borrow a rear wheel, much easier than changing forks.Posted 2 months agomashrMember
It will give you a slightly slacker head angle, raise the bb
You mean lower the BB on this occasion as he’s starting with big wheels
Got a mate with a 650b wheel? Borrow it and see what happensPosted 2 months agohols2Member
Posted 2 months ago
It will give you a slightly slacker head angle,
raiselower the bb and slightly move the seat post angle backwards.whatyadoinsuckaMember
my chameleon mk7 is brilliant mulletted feels like a new bike in the mud and slop.Posted 2 months ago
less effort on the climbs , grips massively improved.
2.4 29er wild enduro michelin and a 2.8 michelin all mountain on the rearsanernameSubscriber
I’ve done it both ways. (fnaaar) Had a Stanton Sherpa that I put a 27.5 rear wheel and a 2.8″ tyre on and have a BFe that I run with a Jones fork and a big 3″ tyre.
Never really got on with the Sherpa and the fat tyre didn’t save it. I’ve always loved the BFe and the mullet makes it even better.Posted 2 months agoNobeerinthefridgeMember
It will lower the BB, but you’ll be talking a few mm’s. Try it, who knows.Posted 2 months agomunrobikerMember
I’ve been running my Stache as mullet bike when Innerleithen is really sloppy but instead of it being 29″ front and 650b rear it’s 29+ front and 29″ rear – if you need to buy a new wheel for the project anyway I would heartily recommend it. A big front rim with a 3″ Minion on it is bloody amazing in gnarlier stuff but it’s not got the fun but vague feel of a plus rear tyre.Posted 2 months ago
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