Mixed wheel sizes are all the rage these days, and seemingly every other new bike release includes a dual-diameter option. The folks at Mullet Cycles sent over their new 150mm single-pivot Peacemaker to test on the slowly accumulating autumn leaves. The bike’s full aluminum frame plays best with a 150 or 160mm fork, and it can fit up to a 3″ tire in the swingarm.
Test pilot profile height: 5’9″ (175cm) weight: 155lbs. (70kg) testing zone: Northern Italy
The four frame sizes make space for a low-slung water bottle and a 38t chainring for humans with elephant-size legs. The straight seat tube allows for maximum post insertion, and all but a brief chunk of the cable routing is external for quick maintenance. Oh, and the BB is also a trusty threaded 73mm set of bearings that are easily swapped in the comfort of your own garage.
Mullet Cycles remains tight lipped on the geometry recipe for this and their Honeymaker hardtail, and we only have the above frame measurements to share. I will eventually measure the medium size bike to get an idea what spices are in the soup, but I’m looking forward to first riding it a bit without that information. There is also no kinematic information for the bike, but it should be a rather linear setup given the direct single pivot swingarm layout.
The build we received is a largely appropriate fit for the bike’s intentions, with a Cane Creek Helm fork, Manitou Mara air shock, Bike Yoke dropper post, a full Box transmission cranked by Rotor Kapic cranks, and a puncture-prone set of light tire casings that will surely be swapped out.
Check out our interview with the Mullet Cycles team to learn more about this bike’s origins. The Peacemaker frame retails for $2,500 with a Manitou Mara Pro air shock and a five-year warranty. Stay tuned for the full review this fall.