*These are all going to be black only when they start shipping*
This new shock eyelet increases the eye-to-eye length of your DHX2 to correct geometry of 29" frames when installing a 27.5" rear wheel. Increasing the eye-to-eye length raises the BB. This is what most other mullet set up products do, as it is the simplest and best way to mullet a 29" bike. Shock yokes simply extend one end of the shock just as a longer eyelet does.
Our mullet eyelet is designed to be a direct replacement of the eyelet that is already on your bike. No other parts have to be changed. It is compatible with all shock mounting hardware that you would use with the stock eyelet, so no need to get new mounting hardware either.
Removing the stock eyelet and installing our eyelet is quick and easy. All that's required is a set of 9.5mm shaft clamps (these can be made quickly by drilling a 3/8" hole in a piece of aluminum and then cutting it in half across the hole) and a 1/2" open end wrench or crescent wrench. The shock does not have to be serviced, bled, or anything like that.
Please note that, while this eyelet will fit all 2021 to current DHX2 shocks, not every frame has clearance to be set up as a mullet with it. Please check out this video for a quick walk through on how to determine if your bike has enough clearance.
Examples of bikes that have clearance for this:
- Specialized Enduro (2020-current)
- Transition Sentinel
- Norco Range (2022-current)
- V2 Hightower (if you can clear a DHX2)
Examples of bikes that don't have enough clearance are:
- Specialized Stumpjumper (all years)
- Commencal Meta AM (all years)
- Ibis Ripmo (all years)
- In general if your bike has a shock yoke like the ones above, there's likely not enough space between it and the seat tube.
Bikes that we don't have a definitive answer for yet and we're sure you're wondering about:
- Transition Spire
- Yeti SB150
- Santa Cruz Megatower
While installing this is not something that's intended to be done for kinematics changes, it will have some impact, albeit small. Generally, travel will increase by around 5mm and you may find yourself needing to increase air pressure/spring rate by 3-5%. Some bikes will become ever so slightly more progressive with this installed while others well be essentially the same as before.
One rare case we would like to highlight is V1 Sentinel. If you install this without our link it will make the initial leverage ratio lower. This decreases the amount of progression to an abysmal 3%. We highly recommend you use our link for this frame if you mullet it because the amount of progression will be 20%, which rides way better.