10 Mullet DH Bikes from Round 1 British National Downhill Series

Jul 13, 2021
by Nick Bentley  


Are mixed-wheel bikes a fad or here to stay? With the first round of the National Downhill series happening at Danny Hart's Descend Bike Park in Hamsterley we grabbed 10 mullet bikes for your viewing pleasure.

Adam Smith s Specialized Demo 8
Adam Smith's Specialized Demo 8

Joe Croft s Santa Cruz v10
Joe Croft's Santa Cruz v10

Daniel Lappin s Commencal Supreme
Daniel Lappin's Commencal Supreme

Shea Rooney s Nukeproof Dissent
Shea Rooney's Nukeproof Dissent

Liam Higgin s Transition TR11
Liam Higgin's Transition TR11

Chris Spink s Commencal Supreme
Chris Spink's Commencal Supreme

James Elliott s Scott Gambler
James Elliott's Scott Gambler

Matt Rushton s Specialized Demo 8
Matt Rushton's Specialized Demo 8

Luke Mumford s Scott Gambler
Luke Mumford's Scott Gambler

Stuart Houlston s Specialized Demo 8
Stuart Houlston's Specialized Demo 8



124 Comments

  • 80 41
 mullet is..... the next marketing thing to sell things to folk Smile

I always find the spend of the public compared to the performance gain interesting, how much of it is placebo and doesnt translate to the track on race day really?

Fort William has not really changed much in forever.

The road crossing with the drop is probably quicker than the old line and the woods is quicker than it used to be.

2009 Greg Minnaar - 4.38(2nd a 4.40) - (the old pinball section, was more unpredictable and gnarlier than todays line, harder tight woods, old down the steps line) - Mk3 V10
2018 Amaury Pierron - 4.34 (2nd a 4.34)
2019 Amaury Pierron - 4.28 (2nd a 4.32) - straight line out of the woods, shorter track.

10 years later, track is slightly faster these days (is for me too) and the elite have not gone that much quicker.


Me: I got my best race time in 2017 (42 years old) at a 5:05 (full woods and across to the drop line), FTD 4:40 by Cathro (also his fastest time on a 27.5 V10). I have just gotten older and slower due to lack of training and injuries since then. No bike is gonna solve my aging issue.
  • 43 11
 TL;DR. Just don't buy one.
  • 23 1
 Or, see it as a way of saving money. I was after a bike last year to custom build and as 27.5 goes out of fashion, it was £700 cheaper to buy an Evil Calling than an Evil Offering from the Buy & Sell. I mulleted it and get all the benefits of a 29er front end and saved a lot of money by not insisting on 29er front and rear.
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flag MattP76 (Jul 13, 2021 at 3:33) (Below Threshold)
 AKA a Fad
  • 9 21
flag MattP76 (Jul 13, 2021 at 3:35) (Below Threshold)
 @TommyNunchuck: The problem is the market on new bikes is getting swamped by this fad. It's going to get impossible to buy a 27.5 before long and if you don't want to go full 29er you are stuck with the choice of a Pat Sharpe fad.
  • 40 1
 A) Mullet bikes are not more expensive.
B) Mullet bikes were made popular by pro DH riders (Loic Bruni being a prime example).

Not sure how any of your claims hold up in light of these two facts
  • 66 2
 Once upon a time, some "far-sighted / forward-looking" people said that 27.5" wheels were "marketing" and useless.
Later, probably the same or some others said that 29" wheels were ugly, awkward, ridiculous, trendy... in brief: useless...
Where are we now?

There's no marketing behind mullets, no plot, no evil manipulation. It's not even a good marketing approach (imagine if I tell my client that now he's gonna have to deal with 2 sizes of tyres instead of one; what a mess!!!)
It's just a adjustment. Mullets simply suit better to some riders, pro or amateurs, while some others prefer to keep a full 29er, or a full 27.5", at their convenience.

It's not marketing, it's just (a) progress (for some of us).
  • 19 7
 @danstonQ: until someone can tell me how I fit a worn out front (29er) tyre onto the back wheel of a mullet it’s all just insanity!
  • 8 26
flag MattP76 (Jul 13, 2021 at 4:55) (Below Threshold)
 @danstonQ: Let's just bring out 28.25 inch wheels. Ditch all other wheels sizes and fads. Let's have just one wheel size and draw a line under it for good. It will make manufacturering easier, buying a bike easier and race set up easier.
  • 13 0
 I know this thread is related to racing; but outside this article alone, one thing to remember is that not every change, upgrade, etc. is about ultimate speed on a race course. Sometimes it's related to fun factor, versatility, etc. I often ride my 27.5 140/160 bike on some smoother terrain because it's more fun than my 120/130 29er even though if I truly timed every section it might be a tick slower. As for the racing part, I'm sure any gains are small and may not relate to wheel-size specifically; but as for a mullet, I don't think that will ever matter for Minnaar since he's very tall.
  • 6 24
flag betsie (Jul 13, 2021 at 5:58) (Below Threshold)
 @danstonQ:
Thank you for your comment.
Please see my comments below:

Once upon a time, some "far-sighted / forward-looking" people said that 27.5" wheels were "marketing" and useless.
-> The bike (Frame) will make a bigger difference than the wheel size, just ride the fastest bike for you, test it, time it and go with fastest (I heard thats what racing is about, not WC riders who are workers, paid to ride a bike they "developed" even though that bike has been in development for 3 years and they singed for the team a few months ago)

Later, probably the same or some others said that 29" wheels were ugly, awkward, ridiculous, trendy... in brief: useless...
Where are we now?
-> We are in a confused position. Enduro probably still mostly single wheel size, Dh moving towards mullet and the "you cant mullet that bike, buy the new one where we made it mullet compatible"

There's no marketing behind mullets, no plot, no evil manipulation. It's not even a good marketing approach (imagine if I tell my client that now he's gonna have to deal with 2 sizes of tyres instead of one; what a mess!!!)
-> You have answered your own question, we used to swap out the front tyre to the rear, now we have 29 up front and 27.5 rear, so for your race tyres, you need a new rear, not the front to rear swap, you also have to carry more spares; spokes, tyres, inserts etc to accommodate 2 sizes.

It's just a adjustment. Mullets simply suit better to some riders, pro or amateurs, while some others prefer to keep a full 29er, or a full 27.5", at their convenience.
-> I showed the data above pretty simply that shows this may not be the case.

It's not marketing, it's just (a) progress (for some of us).
-> Please see the answers above. Plus to add 29 was progress, now you are told they were wrong and mullet is progress.... ask yourself, how many "progress" items have you bought over the years.

If you look at the industry there have been so many next best things. Some are great. Single ring, dropper posts, wide cassettes (where needed, not where I live), clutch mechs, slacker bikes, understanding of suspension kinematics (well, everyone is an anti-squat expert now!)


one of the oldest battles in any company is R&D v Marketing Wink
  • 9 0
 @MattP76: Technically 29er is same as 28 but with taller sidewalls.
  • 4 0
 @MattP76: wassup with the down votes bro?
  • 7 11
flag MattP76 (Jul 13, 2021 at 6:22) (Below Threshold)
 @vanman: People just don't like me following to official narrative and having an alternative opinion thats hits a nerve. I'm glad to have the down votes.
  • 3 9
flag MattP76 (Jul 13, 2021 at 6:27) (Below Threshold)
 ^not following^
  • 8 0
 @MattP76: ya. There may be some of that I guess. But you also said downvotes show a clear representation of what the public likes. I guess a lot of riders love mullet bikes. I get the whole marketing bs angle about shoving shit down our throats. But I don’t see the Argument about this being a fad. This will definitely stick around a long time.
  • 15 1
 Loving everyone picking their size and being dicks about it! Great work mountain bikers
  • 9 1
 @betsie: thanks for the interesting exchange...

You said: " how many "progress" items have you bought over the years".

I really love this one because.... I'm a passioned bike mechanic for years, I build and sell custom bikes for others... but I still ride a custom 2008 RM Slayer SXC in... 26" wheels!!! Haaaaaaa!!!! I'm Satan, the Beast!!!

The only interesting progress (for me though) was to find and buy an excellent steel hardtail to shred 95% of my rides (the full-suspension is only for hardcore mountain purposes). After 4 or 5 customs builts I've finally owned a custom Stanton Switchback 27.5. I have it for 5 years and I'd say that I almost don't need a bike any more Smile even if Cotic, Stanton, Swarf etc.. do some exotic FS bikes that I'd like to buy... if I could afford them.

PS: Actually working with a welding friend on "how to build a steel front triangle with updated geometry and to adapt it to my already existing Slayer SXC rear suspension?". We're doing it... and it's gonna give a 26"/27.5" mullet... and I'll probably make marketing about it to sell the idea afterwards. Why not?! 29" front is too big for me and I like 26" rear Wink

Cheers!
  • 7 0
 It's a marketing thing for some and a useful solution for others.
Clearly you think people only ride to race, but you are very wrong about that. Only a small number of mountain bikers race. Most ride for fun. As a smaller person who jumped on the marketing hype of 29" bikes, I feel I was sold an inappropriate solution for my body size. While there was nothing "wrong" with a full 29" bike, The mullet is more fun to ride, which is why I ride.
  • 3 3
 @danstonQ:
Thank you.
Ride what works for you and what you enjoy.
If racing ride what is fastest for you (not Bruni, Hart etc).

I rode an XL mega Tr 275 for years... With a -2 angleset, 26 wheels and a 160mm lyrik for a few years until the normal TR snap happened on the chain stay. It was a Frankenstein bike. It was great fun to ride though.

I have often thought about the mini mullet. Nearly did it on my Dh bike a couple of months ago but backed out of the fork purchase last second.

My HT is an old dialled holeshot with lyrik U turn up front. Great for the wee jumps and some XC. Looks crazy with a long post in for xc but it kind of works.
I am a tight rider (can't justify expensive new stuff, got a mortgage and kids) so make do with 2nd hand stuff. Keeps riding entertaining.
  • 15 0
 @MattP76: no, we don't like your incessant whining like a little bitch on every single article, and pretending like you're some kind of consumer activist when all you do is cry about bikes you've never ridden in comment sections.
  • 5 0
 I’m a small wheel fan. I find them much more fun to ride. I would rather a mixed wheel bike than pure 29er. What bums me out are the companies that sell a mixed wheel bike, except in L or XL, because you are not allowed to use small wheels under any circumstances and must use 29” wheels front and back. Oh and because they cbf designing the bike well, will just short stroke it to prevent the tyre fouling the frame.
  • 3 0
 isn't weather also a factor? I feel like its very tough to compare world cup times over the years
  • 8 0
 @blackercanyons: It's clearly just pathological, and therefore none of our business what mullets do to him emotionally. He's gone full DCA and it's a terrible thing.
  • 1 1
 @chickennuggetsaregreat: it is, Fort William can suffer when too dry but so many have done their fastest times when very dry.
Roots showed that the weather was not to dissimilar though from the photos.
  • 2 10
flag MattP76 (Jul 13, 2021 at 9:17) (Below Threshold)
 @blackercanyons: If it winds you up... Like it clearly does... I will continue with it. For sh*ts and giggles
  • 3 1
 @MattP76: sad you need a thing like that to get attention. It ok though, as these comments show, literally everyone is sick of your bitching and moaning.
  • 2 16
flag MattP76 (Jul 13, 2021 at 12:54) (Below Threshold)
 @blackercanyons:
Right.... Let's get something clear.. Very clear!

I could not give a flying rats toss whether you or anyone else is sick of it. Not a flying toss!! Don't like it sod off to another website. I will have my say and I will have my opinion whether you like it or not. You DO NOT EVER tell me what to.

If you want to jump on the fad train and lap up all the bollox the industry tells you along with their sponsored riders, of which most of them are told what to ride, then that is up to you!

I for one will not. So I will keep commenting on things that I believe are fads, over rated or just generally ridiculous.

I will look forward to continue irritating you.
  • 1 0
 @yupstate: This. Totally agree! Go for the most fun bike.
  • 7 3
 @MattP76: shut the f*ck up, moron. Have you not noticed that this entire comment section is about what an insane dipshit you are? The funniest part is the hero martyr complex you have. It’s incredibly amusing to watch you convince yourself that you have a purpose in life by whining about other people’s bikes.
  • 6 1
 @blackercanyons:

I don't think anyting MattP76 said that was too stupid or outrageous. There is at least half truths to everything that he said, and besides, it is just his personal opinions based on his personal experiences. NO ONE should be criminalized for personal opinions.

Now having said that...

There is a reason why all Motocross Bikes are Mullets and all Road Racing Motorcycles are Mullets (reverse). Mullets are NOT fads, that is how all 2 wheel vehicles should be. All Mountain Bikes should have been Mullets 30 years ago. However, they were NOT Mullets because the UCI banned Mullet Mountain Bikes in Competition until only about 3 years ago.

Mullet is the Future and it is here to Stay!

Mullet or Full-29er are NOT gimmicks. I myself have noticed the increased Speed and rollover with Full 29ers. Only reason I don't like Full-29ers is they feel cumbersome (compared to a Full 27.5 Bike), but most of all why I don't like Full-29ers, is I am on the shorter side and I get seat buzz much more often on the steep and chunky sections than I do on a 27.5 Bike.

For all my rides, I actually prefer Full-27.5. They just feel more responsive, and easier to jump. However, they do get hung up easier on the slow chunky sections stuff compared to a Full 29er, also if times really matter, 29ers are just plain faster. I myself though, am so slow in many other aspects of "the game", that being 3 second Faster on a 2 minute section on a Full 29er will NOT make much of a difference to me.

Now enter the Mullett Bikes, I converted my Commencal Furious to Mullett and it was amazing how the rollover felt like a Full-29er but yet it handled like a Full-27.5 Bike. The Furious is a good bike to Mullet because it comes with a HTA on the "steeper side" (at least for DH bikes). Also, for my Furious I was able to keep the 27.5 Fox 40 (2016 Model) when I put a 29 Front Wheel on it because it has more than enough clearance to do this. I was also able to drop the Fork Length about 12 mm, and I took out about 15mm worth of Spacers.... Doing all this helped the Geo stay almost the same.
  • 2 8
flag MattP76 (Jul 13, 2021 at 14:38) (Below Threshold)
 @blackercanyons: did you not read my previous comment.

You clearly don't understand the sentence "you DO NOT EVER tell me what to do"

You call me the moron? OK kid! Lol
  • 3 8
flag MattP76 (Jul 13, 2021 at 14:52) (Below Threshold)
 @vanman: it is a fad and will go over time. Give it a couple of years and it will be gone.
  • 3 0
 @MattP76: , I am NOT going to convince you of anything. However, when I buy a new Bike in 10 years, it will be a MULLET Bike! hahahahha
  • 5 0
 @MattP76: I’ll tell ya what I did today. I put a 29er boxxer on my 27.5 Norco hsp and shuttled 2500 meters. That bike in full 27.5 was the best bike I’ve ever ridden hands down. Until today when I threw $2500 worth of parts on it. Now it’s better than the best bike Ive ridden.
  • 7 0
 @MattP76: you are the new doublecrownaddict, congratulation!
  • 2 0
 Mullet bikes were made popular by Specialized early 2000’s with Big Hit & banshee as well and many others my podium from 2016 has always been a mullet setup, 6 years now. Nothing NEW but marketing carry on looks @rburroughs4:
  • 1 0
 @Durtwrx:
UCI banned Mullett Bikes, hence no Companies made them until about 3 years ago, when the UCI allowed Mullets to be raced again. However, despite the UCI ban, some of the Old Skool and REAL Mtn Bikers, guys who knew better, many of them Mullletted their bikes. My DH Bike is a Full 27.5" Bike and converted to Mullett, because I am a FOLLOWER and NOT a leader. LOL. I am actually sold on 29ers, as they are just plain faster everywhere. However, I prefer to ride 27.5 bikes because they are just funner. With Mullet we get the best of all worlds! and with Mullets I get much less Seat Buzz (compared to 29ers).
  • 2 0
 @mashrv1: the most common sense move in dh
  • 4 1
 @MattP76: You sound like a child, grow up. Maybe one day someone will give you hug, you obviously need one you angry little man.
  • 2 0
 @blackercanyons: lol f*cking awesome !
  • 1 6
flag MattP76 (Jul 14, 2021 at 5:41) (Below Threshold)
 @MikeGruhler: See previous comments. I don't do what you or anyone else tells me what to do. So I will continue. Especially if it anoys you.
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 @jason475: Yeah amazing duuuudddee
  • 3 2
 @MattP76: “I’m standing up for the rights of the people because I care what the people want and the people want 27.5 bikes”

The people: “shut the f*ck up dipshit, you’re annoying as hell”

MattP76: “f*ck the people I do what I want!”
  • 1 5
flag MattP76 (Jul 14, 2021 at 8:09) (Below Threshold)
 @blackercanyons: You guessed it right. Last time I checked we don't live in a dictatorship.

Well done.
  • 2 0
 @MattP76: the oblivious multi-layered hypocrisy is astounding.
  • 1 0
 @MattP76: is that you butch @blowmyfuse. Anger levels are consistently unhinged.
  • 1 6
flag MattP76 (Jul 14, 2021 at 10:35) (Below Threshold)
 @blackercanyons: As long as it annoys you that's brilliant in my book. Can't wait to keep irritating you its hilarious
  • 2 0
 @MattP76: no one will miss you
  • 2 6
flag MattP76 (Jul 14, 2021 at 11:02) (Below Threshold)
 @SterlingArcher: Just to assure you. I am not going anywhere.
  • 4 0
 @MattP76: I meant eventually
  • 3 0
 @MattP76: if you're going to dig in on an argument, it's always good to have a rational point to make, especially if you're going to make it a daily thing and say little else. Are you also the carbon guy btw?
  • 1 0
 @BenPea: the most disturbing part of all this is that the most unhinged pinkbike commenters have children. God help us.
  • 1 5
flag MattP76 (Jul 14, 2021 at 13:46) (Below Threshold)
 @BenPea: Everyone is a carbon based lifeform. I'm not alone in that!
  • 1 5
flag MattP76 (Jul 14, 2021 at 13:49) (Below Threshold)
 @SterlingArcher: If having children that don't jump on the band wagon, question everything that they are told by an industry that want to sell you things then I am happy to be unhinged.

Thank you.
  • 1 0
 @MattP76: keep telling yourself that. I’m surprised you were able to convince someone to procreate HAHAHA
  • 1 5
flag MattP76 (Jul 14, 2021 at 13:58) (Below Threshold)
 @SterlingArcher: Such a comedian. My sides are splitting with laughter. You ought to be on stage you would give Joan Rivers a run for her money if she was still alive.
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 @oldmanjoe:
Indeed. I rode a 29er at Fort William earlier this week (I normally ride a 27.5) and I just don’t think they work for riders any smaller than me on steep stuff (I’m 5’9). I know people will point out some random female DH or enduro riders who are on 29ers and win, but I still think they’d be quicker on a mullet.
  • 2 0
 @MattP76: thanks - that’s actually a total compliment. I’m not really sure how to respond
  • 2 0
 @MattP76:

I’m glad all this sh!t will be behind a paywall soon
  • 1 0
 @MattP76: are you 12 years old?
if not, grow up.
  • 23 0
 that guy in the comments will be creaming his pants...
  • 17 0
 I came... to say this
  • 20 1
 @leviatanouroboro: I feel like this entire article is just to troll that dipshit. lmao. I think in video about this race that was posted, he said something to the effect of "glad to see THE FAD OF MULLETS haven't shown up here yet!!!!"

then the next day, PB drops "10 MULLETS THAT SHOWED UP AT THE THING THE WACK JOB SAID THERE WERE NONE AT!!"

I lubs ya, PB!!!
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 @conoat: Loves
  • 14 0
 @mandownmedia @brianpark admit it, it's on the front page mainly to wind up @MattP76 Big Grin
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 To be honest it was just a happy coincidence on my part. I think I missed a few to maybe at National Champs this weekend ill try and work out what the percentage of the field is running set up wise might be interesting to see what the most used wheel size is. find the whole mullet thing interesting through the bike checks I've done and speaking to riders some sware by it some think it's pointless. There must be something in it or racers wouldn't do it. Also, Mullet bikes forced a UCI rule change, and making them change their mind is pretty mega!
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 @Mandownmedia: you have the order wrong. The UCI dropped the old rule banning mixed wheel size in mountain bike races and then they started showing up at races. The rule was originally put in place to ban small front wheels on time trial road bikes.
  • 12 0
 Mullets are the best because you get to pick two wheel sizes to be a dick about. It's simple maths.
  • 8 0
 I have a mullet Tues. and S. Enduro. It’s just more fun. Couldn’t care less about speed but that has increased as well.
  • 8 0
 The Gamblers gave me sweaty palms and a light head...
  • 10 0
 You'll have more than sweaty palms if you ever have to deal with Scott UK's warranty department.
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 Is it really necessary to buy a dedicated mullet compatible frame to have a “mullet” bike ? Wouldnt the first mullet bike ever put together had to of come from a normal 27.5 w/ a diff fork or a 29 with a switched out rear wheel as it Would’ve been the first mullet bike as they didn’t make mullet bikes then or it wouldn’t have been the first. I mean there are multiple ways to tweak geo w/flip chips, offset headsets,offset shock bearings to name a few. There’s a guy on EBay who makes custom crown races whatever height you wish (mines 12 mm)My gen 1 Hightower is now a mullet and performs excellent IMO granted that gen was 27.5 or 29 compatible but even if it wasn’t id of found a way seems the worst you would have to do is buy another fork if you rode 27.5 and maybe some kind of offset bushings etc. to adj geo if needed . Point is I just don’t see all the fuss about weather or not a frame is “mullet compatible “ if you wanna mullet just make one like da first guy did.
Stay looseSmile es.pinkbike.org/246/sprt/i/icon_facepalm.gif
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 I would prefer a bike designed around being run as a mullet. I converted my 27.5 to run a 29 up front and it's not as simple as it sounds. Biggest issue is the extra 30-35mm of stack that gets added to the front. I dropped my fork 10mm and was still 30mm higher than my previous 27.5 setup. I had to swap bars to ones with 15mm less rise, slam the stem, and also add 10mm to stem length, all to get some weight on the front. Don't forget the increase in BB height, slackened HT and STA. Best bet is to swap in a 27.5 rear wheel on your 29 and try and find some offset shock bushings to raise the BB back up. Really liking where transition and Santa Cruz are going with their mullet bike offerings.
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 I dont know that it is so easy to make a 29er mullet. I have a 29er I want to mullet but I dont see any way to do it. Offset bushings only work to shorten and lower the bike. If you install them in reverse which is what you need for a 29er, they will likely rotate and settle opposite of what you wanted as I understand it. Without a flipchip or some aftermarket link available only for select frames, I dont know of any way to make a 29er a mullet.
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 Can I ask what "mullet" means?
  • 3 0
 Big in the front (29") smaller in the back (27.5")
  • 8 0
 you can, it means 27.5 rear wheel, 29 front. As in business up front, party out back, like the iconic 80s hairstyle.
  • 3 0
 Levy didn't see this trend in the mix for the Grim Donut, but then it would take some effort to build a 140mm, dual crown dirty-sixer fork to be paired with 200mm travel of 26" rear.
  • 3 0
 Good looking collection of bikes...love mullet been MX since I was 3 so a VERY VERY long time on 2 wheels...Mx is mullet and has been....feels natural to have less rotational mass on rear for digging in...bout damn time
  • 1 0
 How did they use the first gen Demo 29 where no flip-chip were included as a mullett? Is it possible to buy the 2021 Demo chainstay which is mullett compatible with a flip-chip and that is compatible with the previous one?

THank you if someone can help.
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 Yes you can. I have the 2020 Demo 29 frame and I was able to order the 2021 Demo Race rear mullet link through my LBS since they are Specialized dealer. I was only able to order it in black and my frame is acid mint green so I had to get a paint shop to match the chainstay and seatstay color.
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 ..
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 @fullsend604: Thanks!

So you mean you had to buy this: s7d5.scene7.com/is/image/Specialized/S201500006?$tsw_sp_hero_where

And also a Flip-Chip kit and thats all this 2 items for the conversion? If I have the 2020 black DEMO frame that would be perfect as it is also matching black.
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 @tajtigabor:
I think you need these items, to make it correct.
Seat Stay - MY21 DEMO SEATSTAY Part number - S205000002
Chain Stay - MY21 DEMO CHAINSTAY Part number - S201500006
Flipchip - BLT MY21 DEMO WHEELBASE FLIP CHIP KIT - Part number - S200500004
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 @student: @student: I was thinking if I need seatstays as well but I am not sure. Are you confident the MY21 Chainstay with flip-chip kit will not be working with the original MY20 Seatstays?
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 @tajtigabor: I don't know, but these are the parts I was told by Specialized UK that I need to make conversion correct. it may work as you planned, but might be a bit off geometry. Let us know if you go that road.
  • 5 0
 Where's the mini mullets?
  • 1 0
 Forbidden Druid GX
  • 4 0
 i do not understand why we haven't article 10 years ago.. with 27,5 front and 26 rear ?
  • 1 0
 Because UCI rules banned mixed wheel sizes and this kind of thing is driven by competition use.
  • 4 0
 Mullet is like AXS for me. I rode it, I liked it. It’s now what I look for when I shop.
  • 4 0
 The new Gambler doesn't look like a Gambler, but man is it the best-looking whip.
  • 3 0
 Because it looks like a session ?
  • 4 0
 That blue Demo with the silver Hope parts makes me feel all funny.
  • 4 0
 Bring back the Demo 9
  • 9 0
 back in 2002 there was the Big Hit with 24" rear wheel and 26" front Smile
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 @blacktea: you do understand that spesh took the big hit dna and mixed it with the demo 9 to make the new bike? Shit is bananas. I do think there are better bikes though. F you specialized xxx.
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 @blacktea: I had one, great bike!
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 @leviatanouroboro: i dont know what Specy did ... i dont like the new DH anyway Smile
  • 4 0
 The OG Demo 9, blacked out with 888s, is one of my all time favorite bikes. That thing blew us away when we got the first copies of the buyers books in the shop back in the day. We were a big Intense/M1 shop, these put a huge dent in those sales the following year.
  • 3 0
 @Glenngineer: legendary bike!
  • 3 0
 @Shalmaneser: Just sold my Big Hit.. kid had to pry my fingers off it, and he was insanely stoked. Used to get compliments on it in the lift lines
  • 3 0
 That gambler is really attractive
  • 2 0
 If one no longer has to choose a single wheel size, one no longer has to be a dick about it.
  • 1 1
 Have you just achieved PB Zen Ohhmmmmmm
  • 2 0
 Where is the Roky Mountain !? LoL !
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 A lot of DT Swiss aluminum rims there - many different models - even on the same bike. I love me some EX 511!
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 Nice to see such a wide variety of brakes in use: Magura, Shimano, Sram, Hope. No Formula or Hayes though... Go figure
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 Careful gents, we must not use a trademarked term or Mullet Bikes may get angry...
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 Love my mullet. Best bike ive ever ridden. Go figure
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 they all look like da slash
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 Those Gamblers look great !
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 i HOPE you will survive the run Wink
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 Oranges not in season?
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 It's called a Demo, not Demo 8.
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 I was getting confused and trying to squint to see if they were 26". I don't have all the Demo framesets memorized, but I saw Demo Mullets and a Demo 29. Wink

Old habits are hard to break.
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 mullet lmao. Some weak marketing hysteria. WheRe's the 04 BiG HiT aT?
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