M鱼山地车
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在前面的业务,后面的派对:为什么你需要一个'mullet自行车'

闭上眼睛,深吸一口气,想象一下这一点:一辆山地自行车,像怪物卡车一样滚过大岩石,踩踏像专业人士的着陆,仍然感到紧张,技术部分紧张和俏皮。

如果你认为一辆自行车,这两个都是敏捷和强大的声音,就像一个独角兽一样,I promise you it’s not. This is a mixed-wheeled bike, better known as the “mullet bike.” And I’m here to convince you it offers the best of both worlds.

在前面的业务,后面的派对,Mullets通常在前面有一个29er的车轮,后部有27.5轮,在各个优势中播放。像理发一样,它们在美学上价值实用性,击中两者之间的甜蜜点,结束疲惫的辩论,围绕哪个轮子尺寸更好。

Without spilling unnecessary ink, both 29ers and 27.5-inch mountain bikes have their merits and shortcomings. Mullet bikes, on the other hand, are just freaking fun to ride. They provide stability and capability — and they punch through rock gardens with ease. At the same time, they retain maneuverable, tight handling.

Generally speaking, mullets are also slacker and accelerate faster. The only glaring downside is issues on rocky climbs, which we’ll get into a bit later. Read on for all you’d ever want to know about the mighty mullet (bike).

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Mullet Bike: Quick History Lesson

第一个商用M鱼自行车,爆炸,由2004年专业推出,带有24英寸后轮和26英寸前部。不幸的是,大灾区实际上并不是消费者的重大打击。

一个不平衡的几何形状,沉重的框架和巨大的营销领导着几年后的品牌停止了自行车。2009年,Trek在Mullet类别中挥动了60架,有26英寸后轮和29英寸前部。自行车表现出承诺,但最终没有生存。

However, the idea still prevailed with a handful of small bikemakers and enthusiasts who fabricated their own franken-bikes. In the last 2 years, mullets have made a rapid resurgence, starting with the downhill race world.

When theUCI relaxed its restrictionson mixed-wheel bikes in competitions in January 2019, many elite riders began using mullets and taking podiums, creating a buzz around the bike world.

Who Makes Mullet Bikes?

Still a small share of the mountain bike market, mullets are on the rise. Some examples include theMDE Damper,Alchemy Arktos,欺骗搅拌机,椋鸟周期Twist,Liteville 301 MK15,峡谷Sender CFR,Kona Process X,而且专门Status(the first fully dedicated mullet from a major brand).

“When you hop on a mullet, you notice the difference right away — a big difference. They are a great option, but it depends on the trail you ride,” Steve Saletnik, product manager for the Status and admitted mixed-wheel advocate, told us. “They aren’t a silver bullet but certainly have a place at the table.”

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混合轮M鱼自行车:优点&缺点

The advantages of mullets are numerous. First, they offer more control in rocky terrain. A bigger wheel will hang up less, and the steering is more controlled.

Second, they offer more rear clearance, which is a common problem on steep trails and going over steep drops. Third, they take the inside line by helping improve tight cornering.

第四,懒散的地理将减少滚动阻力并速度速度。最后,也许你只是想要一些新的东西。好奇心很少是坏事。

Yet, there’s always a downside. Mullet bikes are often imbalanced if not tuned correctly.

“它不如交换后轮一样简单 - 这可能会产生巨大,负面的后果,可以毁掉你的自行车,”Saletnik说。

相反,他建议获得一个具有专为混合轮尺寸的几何形状的几何图形。如果你不这样做,那么在车轮后面也很容易,而不是在自行车的中心,攀登更加困难,特别是在岩石,陡峭或技术小径上。

M鱼权:他们是谁?

任何感觉超过27.5英寸的自行车或缺乏16人缺乏机动性的人都应该考虑一个mullet。这么多山地骑自行车是关于信心的,Mullets以多种方式提供。

您可以在面前看到大型轮,照顾大型岩石和粗略的过渡。然而,您也觉得在紧绷的角落和巴塞尔斯,具有更灵活的自行车。另外,带有懒散的几何形状,露出刹车更舒适,只是让自行车工作。

“Mullets provide versatility between the two wheel sizes,” Saletnik told us. “They’re really fun to session, play on jumps, and handle most trails well. A mixed-wheel bike does more things well than other options. Also, smaller riders get more body clearance, which is especially important for downhill bikes.”

“Oh,” he added, “and they’re easy to manual.”

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