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Gravel “Mullet” Bike..... The OTHER Mullet

Old 07-01-20, 09:40 PM
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Gravel “Mullet” Bike..... The OTHER Mullet

Not the 10-50t cassette w. MTB derailleur mullet, but the 29er front, 27.5 rear mullet:









So on a 29” I can run a 2.25 front and 2.0 rear depending on the tire but with 27.5 I can go 2.1-2.2. I spent less than $100 on the rear wheel + tire since I also got it to replace a spare wheel.

I primarily run the 29er setup now but if I need the rear wheel worked on, or I just wanna screw around, the 27.5 rear is a fun time.
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Old 07-02-20, 09:18 AM
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What ya got here...is a 29r drop bar XC bike. How dare you put 2.25 inch tires on a gravel bike!!!!
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What ya got here...is a 29r drop bar XC bike. How dare you put 2.25 inch tires on a gravel bike!!!!
How could I commit such heresy! Nah it's super fun and I love it lol
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How could I commit such heresy! Nah it's super fun and I love it lol
What air pressure are you riding with those tires on gravel road? I'm thinking 30 PSI
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well then nevermind my question in the other thread.... This looks fun!
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Originally Posted by trailangel View Post
What air pressure are you riding with those tires on gravel road? I'm thinking 30 PSI
Close - I settled on 32 psi front and 37 psi rear. I’m actually pretty heavy (~355 lbs) so that’s as low as I’d want to go.

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well then nevermind my question in the other thread.... This looks fun!
It is fun for sure! For now however I just got my other rear tire in for the 29er setup so this is how I’ll primarily run this bike:






Tire clearance is most certainly maxed out now and luckily I was able to push this to “drop bar 29er” territory. Funny how I wanted to sell this bike nine months ago 😬
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What ya got here...is a 29r drop bar XC bike. How dare you put 2.25 inch tires on a gravel bike!!!!
it does seem a tad extreme ...but fantastic.
like orderiing the white castle box of 12 with cheese and onion rings...for self.
not truly needed but amazing just the same.
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Very nice bike. Looking to build up something similar. Is that an MTB rear mech with road shifters?

What sort of crankset is that? MTB? How did you get this to work?

Thanks!
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I love it.

I do something similar, but opposite. As I need a cush and traction in the front, I'll put my big tire (54mm) in the front (for floatation) and my small tire (40mm) on the rear (speed and low rolling resistance).

Another benefit from going to wider tires and going to taller tires in the front is that increases my trail by about 10mm - which is what I want when I need the larger tires.
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