Following the recent aluminium update to their Honeymaker Hardtail, Mullet Cycles are back, this time with a full bouncer. Their first full suspension mountain bike, the Mullet Peacemaker, springs to life with a single-pivot suspension platform delivering 6″ of rear wheel travel. Let’s see what else this mixed wheel size mountain bike has to offer.

Mullet Peacemaker

mullet peacemaker mixed wheel size full suspension 150mm travel mtb

The front triangle is composed of custom hydro-formed top and downtubes while the rear is made up of “Mechanical-Formed E-Stays”

  • Fork Travel: 150mm – 170mm
  • Rear Wheel Travel: 6″
  • Wheel Size: 29″ Front, 27.5″ Rear
  • Starting Price: $1,995 (Pre-order Special)

The single-pivot suspension design seen on the new Peacemaker mullet mountain bike is no ordinary single-pivot. Yes, the layout is familiar with the main pivot positioned above the bottom bracket, optimized for a 1x drivetrain. However, what Mullet Cycles are very proud of here is the way in which that huge pivot is engineered.

mullet cycles peacemaker frame shock

The Peacemaker runs a ZS 44/56 headset and a 73mm English threaded bottom bracket; cable routing is external

They call it a Double Stacked Single Pivot, and have patented the design. Big bearings are doubled up on both sides to maximize lateral stiffness and increase longevity. The pivot is made up of two different types of bearing: on the outside of the pivot is an Enduro Max needle bearing, the largest available; on the inside are some of the largest radial bearings available.

mullet cycles peacemaker 3.0" rear wheel tire clearance 27.5"

The Peacemaker boasts 3″ tire clearance for the 27.5″ rear wheel

The Mullet Peacemaker runs a 230mm x 60mm shock damping 6″ (152.4mm) of travel. Mullet Cycles say the leverage ratio is ultra-low, designed for use with a DH spec shock. They also say their suspension design eliminates brake jacking.

mullet peacemaker brake mount

The Mullet Peacemaker runs boost 148mm x 12mm rear end spacing

mullet peacemaker swingarm

A small aluminium frame weighs a claimed 6.8 lbs with the Raw Dog finish

Some (not all) geometry figures

mullet cycles peacemaker dvo suspension build

All Mullet Peacemaker frames are designed around a 50mm stem; the maximum chainring size is 38T

Mullet Cycles famously withhold many of their geometry figures including head and seat tube angles, as well as chainstay length. It is their “secret sauce”. They do however publish a sizing chart for the S, M and L frames. Reach spans a 342mm to 480mm range, with relatively short seat tubes.

MULLET PEACEMAKER SIZING CHART

Pricing & Availability

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The Peacemaker comes with a bronze head badge as standard but Mullet Cycles do offer precious metal upgrades

The Mullet Peacemaker is currently only available as a frame and shock package. MSRP is $2,495 with a DVO Topaz Air or Manitou Mara Pro shock. However, Mullet Cycles are currently offering $500 off that price point with a special pre-order price of $1,995. Upgrades to Ohlins, Fox and and Cane Creek shock are also available.

mullet peacemaker full suspension mixed wheel size mountain bikesPick up the Mullet Peacemaker in Bass Boat Black, Icycle Blue, Holeshot Silver, Vintage White, Pisgah Green or Raw Dog finishes.

Meet the Mullet (Peace)Makers

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Miles Schwartz of Miles Wide Industries and Mike Vidovich are the creators of the Mullet Peacemaker, the latter being the designer of the Foes Mixer from back in the day. Check out Tyler’s podcast interview with founder, Miles, right here.

MulletCycles.com

10 comments

  1. Wandering on

    It seems like all of the machining reliefs on the backside of the URT should have been cut all of the way through so they do not pack up with mud. Interesting bike though. The Honeymaker has caught my eye!

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  2. Dr Sweets on

    While I am not a fan of these guys lack of geometry publication nonsense, this is a nice looking bike and ticks many boxes. I think it would make for a great lousy weather whip as most single-pivots do having lil’ to nothing to deal with on the maintenance front. I’ve long been a fan of the ride and qualities of single-pivot bikes (with or without links driving the shock), but it will be interesting to see how this beast does in reviews. Give one to @treyrichardson to have at it.

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  3. Tiny Tim on

    too bad I cant decide what size to order based on the stack and reach numbers. Not like I pop down to the local shop and take one for a test ride to see what size works.

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  4. Dirt McGirt on

    I absolutely LOVE that they don’t go in-depth with the frame numbers. I’ve been in the bike biz trenches for almost 30 years and I can’t stand talking to box-reader internet junkie consumers about stack and reach numbers like it matters. BECAUSE IT DOESN’T. EVER.

    Get used to whatever bike you get. If your’re buying a bike from a reputable brand and/or reputable shop (shop local ferchristsakes), you’re not going to get a sh*tty setup in this day and age. Period.

    Go ride yer bike! Quit making it a fuggin math problem!

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    • Tiny Tim on

      It’s one thing if you can go into a shop and hop on the bike to see if it fits but you can’t do that with these. So why would I buy a frame I am not even sure will fit me well?

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    • Tim on

      A year ago, I bought a medium Canyon Endurace and the top tube is so long for me that it’s uncomfortable to ride, even with a 60mm stem. Medium bikes are the size I have always ridden, and the bike is just a poor fit. It’s been a year and I’m not used to it. So yeah, numbers matter. A lot.

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      • gonebikingmad on

        60mm is actually quite long these days for a stem, 50mm seems the max most work to now. I would suggest looking at trying a 50/40 or even a 32mm stem if you are finding it to stretched, that and looking at the saddle rails, playing with both should help dial in a good fit.

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        • Tim on

          My bike is a road bike. 50mm stems are standard on mountain bikes. I just eyeballed road bikes from Specialized, Giant and Cannondale with their stock stems, and the typical length is around 100mm.

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          • gonebikingmad on

            I see Tim, my mistake, I thought you were talking about a MTB, in that case you will probably find its as much about the stack as it is about the length, you should see if you can get a bike fit to dial it in and help assess what your road bike geometry should be, I’m not a roadie but I know many that are and unlike MTB’ers bike fit is crucial as you are so locked in to position and more stooped over.

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