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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Some (not all) geometry figures
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.
Pricing & Availability
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.
Meet the Mullet (Peace)Makers
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.