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    Default Help me fork up my Honzo

    I picked up a 2020 honzo cr (carbon) and I wanted to mess with the front end. At present, it has a 120mm fork. Iíd like to go 140, and Iím wondering if I should get an Angleset to slack it out a degree so I donít lift the front end and turn it into a chopper. Guess I should worry about rake/offset as well.

    Suggestions welcomed.
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    Default Re: Help me fork up my Honzo

    In my basement, swapping an air shaft is easier, cheaper and quicker than swapping headset cups, i mean you need to take the fork off anyway to swap cups!

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    Default Re: Help me fork up my Honzo

    On the cheap stock forks, does swapping out an air shaft up my travel?
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    Default Re: Help me fork up my Honzo

    I donít know what your stock fork is, a quick google makes it look like a RS Pike.
    Air shafts for other amounts of travel are usually less than $20 for Rockshox stuff. Just read parts spec thoroughly before ordering to make sure you are getting the right partÖ Lots of B1/B2 nomenclature etc.

    Iím usually about less travel on a hardtail, but 140mm wouldnít be out of character for that bike.

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    Default Re: Help me fork up my Honzo

    It’s a cheapo Revelation

    Maybe I just pony up for the pike.
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    Default Re: Help me fork up my Honzo

    The pike and revelation use the same air shafts. Iím telling ya, $20 and some of your time and the world is your oyster

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    Default Re: Help me fork up my Honzo

    Air shaft, especially one of the 2021 ones that helps the fork sit higher would be great.

    Over forking is fine on the hardtail to a degree. You ride the shit out of the front wheel, and there is no rear suspension sag to help keep the head tube where you want it.

    Lots of more complex discussion about reach/angle/stack, but for now air shaft is easy and might help

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    Default Re: Help me fork up my Honzo

    Went and got a 140mm shaft at the local shop and popped it in. Super happy, and thanks. The shift slacked out the HTA a bit, and I found out there were four volume reducing tokens in the air spring…just assumed it was empty. So now the fork is way more plush and sits better in the travel. The longer F-C is noticeable, as is the slightly slacked STA. The bike has really short chain stays, so the longer front end biases weight towards the rear wheel. Would be easier to wash out the front end, so need to shift weight forward. Might just push the saddle forward.

    Well worth the money spent.
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    Default Re: Help me fork up my Honzo

    Call me cheap, but I had a Revelation (fork that is) and it was a pretty decent one. I would change the shaft if I were you. Oh, and I love Honzos - great bikes!

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    Default Re: Help me fork up my Honzo

    Late to this, but I have the 2021 Honzo, with the slacker HT angle (not the ESD, ew.). I live in an area with lots of long relatively high speed descents though.

    I've changed the air shaft a ton over the years. I think I have everything from 120-150 (came as a 150). I like the current honzo with 130. my 2018 Honzo rode best with 130mm to me, no noticeable change it HT angle from 120. I always push the saddle a bit forward (and in some cases go longer on the stem, but every bike is always on the edge of too small for me) when going with more travel.
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