psycho cyclo addict
I swap in a 27.5 front or rear to roll with a 29er on the other end with some regularity on my single speed MTB. Mostly to get the tire girth/cush to match up with what I am riding in terms of trail features, mileage or wear on tires. I tend to like a 29er rear for longer rides and 27.5 rear (and maybe front too) for more technical rides. If I am where a bit more front end clearance helps, than I slap a 3.0 29er front wheel on.Just curious why this trend seems to reemerge with a vengeance every few years. I get the logic around it, but it's been tested to death through the years, and the end consensus is always that it's just "meh". Now all of the sudden, once again YouTube is constantly taking about mullet bikes. People are very concerned whether or not the bike they're buying can be set up mullet, and people are claiming that mullet bikes are the end all be all setup.
Companies like Carver had tried this stuff long ago and it never took off. When 27.5 hit it came back for a minute, in hopes that the 27.5 rear would work better than the 26 people had been using. Then it fizzled out again. Now it's back.
Is this just a weird trend that newbies tend to grab on to so they can feel like they're "experimenting" with their setup?
Not hating, just generally curious why this trend comes back around every 3-4 years.
Not trying to be trendy... more getting the right tool(s) for the job.