Honey Bikes “Converter” Wheel System
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.
We offer four models in the Converter Series:
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.’
The Honey Alltrail 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.
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.
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 tires||29er x 2.25" knobby tires||700c x 38mm knobby tires||650b x 47mm filetread tires||700c x 33mm slick or knobby tires||700c x 25mm slick tires|
|Primary Use for Tire Type||Snow riding, sandy conditions, extreme terrain||Snow riding, adventure riding, harsh terrain, primitive trails||Performance mountain biking & racing||Mixed-terrain, flowy singletrack, balanced do everything wheelset||All purpose, technical singletrack, maximum smooth ride||Gravel roads, fire roads, broken pavement||Performance road riding|
|Honey BiFrost||Optimized for fat 26 x 4.8" knobby or studded tires||Optimized for plus 27.5 x 3.0" knobby or studded tires||Not recommended (1)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Honey Alltrail||N/A||Optimized for plus 27.5 x 3.0" knobby or studded tires||Optimized for 29er x 2.25" knobby tires||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Honey Allroads||N/A||N/A||N/A||Optimized for 700c x 38mm knobby tires||Optimized for 650b x 47mm filetread tires||Works okay (2)||Not recommended (3)|
|Honey MidDurance||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Optimized for 700c x 33mm slick or knobby tires||Optimized for 700c x 25mm slick tires|
- Wheel, fork, and crankset options very limited.
- 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.
- 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.