Honey Bikes “Converter” Wheel System

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Honey’s term “Converter” means that we’ve designed the bike specifically for two very different types of wheels. Developing a bike to perform well with two wheel systems sounds simple but it’s actually rather challenging to optimize a bike design for two very different wheel sizes and ride styles. Over the past decade we’ve figured out how to push frame design in new ways. The Honey Converter System is unique in how we designed each model to handle both wheel sizes perfectly.

Why dual wheels? You get two bikes in one — and without limitation in either. For example, the Honey BiFrost Converter provides a versatile bike that’s fast when plus and adventuresome when fat. The BiFrost is an industry first true four season bike with no compromise in any season.

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We offer four models in the Converter Series:

  1. The Honey BiFrost Converter is optimized for “fat” 26” x 4.8” wheels and “plus” 27.5” x 2.8” tires. This is the ultimate adventure bike in any weather — snow, sand, wet, primitive. Fast when ‘plus’ and adventuresome when ‘fat.’

  2. The Honey Way2Way Converter is optimized for “plus” 27.5 x 2.8” tires and 29er mountain tires. This is an adventure bike when ‘plus’ and a race worthy bike when 29er.

  3. The Honey Allroads Converter is optimized for 700c x 38mm tires and 650b x 47mm tires. This bike is a perfect balance of super-fast gravel in the 700c configuration and all adventure trail riding on the 650b setup.

  4. The Honey MidDurance Converter is optimized for 700c x 33mm and 700c x 25mm tires. It’s a performance road bike with 25mm slicks and a optimized gravel road bike when outfitted with aggressive 33mm knobbies.

Honey Converter Wheel Optimization

Converter Model"Fat" 26 x 4.8" knobby or studded tires"Plus" 27.5 x 3.0" knobby or studded tires29er x 2.25" knobby tires700c x 38mm knobby tires650b x 47mm filetread tires700c x 33mm slick or knobby tires700c x 25mm slick tires
Primary Use for Tire TypeSnow riding, sandy conditions, extreme terrainSnow riding, adventure riding, harsh terrain, primitive trailsPerformance mountain biking & racingMixed-terrain, flowy singletrack, balanced do everything wheelsetAll purpose, technical singletrack, maximum smooth rideGravel roads, fire roads, broken pavementPerformance road riding
Honey BiFrostOptimized for fat 26 x 4.8" knobby or studded tiresOptimized for plus 27.5 x 3.0" knobby or studded tiresNot recommended (1)N/AN/AN/AN/A
Honey Way2WayN/AOptimized for plus 27.5 x 3.0" knobby or studded tiresOptimized for 29er x 2.25" knobby tiresN/AN/AN/AN/A
Honey AllroadsN/AN/AN/AOptimized for 700c x 38mm knobby tiresOptimized for 650b x 47mm filetread tiresWorks okay (2)Not recommended (3)
Honey MidDuranceN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AOptimized for 700c x 33mm slick or knobby tiresOptimized for 700c x 25mm slick tires

Notes:

  1. Wheel, fork, and crankset options very limited.
  2. Your center of gravity will be lower than optmimal. You might hit crank arms on rocks and roots. However, a low center of gravity creates a more stable ride so this can work really well on loose gravel roads.
  3. Your center of gravity will be very low. This can work well for pavement riding. However, you may hit your pedals on the ground while cornering.
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