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I was at my LBS earlier and i was surprised.
A sale guy said the 29/27 format is for going down.
This was a first for me, i had never heard or read that.
Was he right?
We are not talking about a switch, it was a large brand 2022 bike.
 

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Mullet setups are definitely geared toward DH oriented riders or shorter riders who still want to take advantage of the rollover and traction of a 29” up front.

On some trails and features my 29” rear tire gets up close and personal with my nether regions. I’m 5’10”, and it really only happens on insanely steep trails and features, but reason enough that my new bike has a 27.5” in the rear. For shorter riders it makes even more sense. A friend who is 6’1” even hits his taint on the rear 29” tire on the same trails and features.
 

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Mullet setups are definitely geared toward DH oriented riders or shorter riders who still want to take advantage of the rollover and traction of a 29” up front.

On some trails and features my 29” rear tire gets up close and personal with my nether regions. I’m 5’10”, and it really only happens on insanely steep trails and features, but reason enough that my new bike has a 27.5” in the rear. For shorter riders it makes even more sense. A friend who is 6’1” even hits his taint on the rear 29” tire on the same trails and features.
This^^.

If you are chasing super steep descents then a 29er rear tyre paddles your testicles (assuming you have testicles) sooner than a 27.5 tyre. Thus for steep descending the 27.5 rear is better suited.

If you dont ride the super steep testicle paddling descents then you wont hunker for that feature.
 

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^ Yep. Recently did a fairly substantial drop with a little kick off the edge that required a bit of the ‘ol shopping cart push to help level the bike off… got a little buzz with 275. Wouldn’t want to worry about even less room to move in situations with consequence.

Moto, mullet, mixer… fad… don’t care what it’s called but it sounds good to me.
 

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Mullet setups are definitely geared toward DH oriented riders or shorter riders who still want to take advantage of the rollover and traction of a 29” up front.

On some trails and features my 29” rear tire gets up close and personal with my nether regions. I’m 5’10”, and it really only happens on insanely steep trails and features, but reason enough that my new bike has a 27.5” in the rear. For shorter riders it makes even more sense. A friend who is 6’1” even hits his taint on the rear 29” tire on the same trails and features.
I'm 5'9" tall. I had to patch a hole in a pair of shorts and a pair of pants on which my 29" rear tire buzzed my butt hard enough to create a hole in the fabric. It kinda stung when it happened. 😵

I'm taking an interest in a mullet setup for my next bike.
 
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