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    Head Set To Raise Front End

    i have a pike 454 coil and i have just bought a kona coiler frame. i have read the pike has a relatively short axle to crown lengh and its already a lower travel for the coiler. i love the pike and i know its gonna be good on this bike but i have read something about getting headsets with increased spacers to slacken the head angle. am i right? what do i need to look for and are there any concerns?

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    Cane creek do one but it doesn't add much, only about 5mm.

    It is the cane creek s3 plus 5

    Rob

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    You can also get a Chris King headset. Ventana makes different sized crown races for it. Some riders had problems with downtube contact, so Ventana made a bunch of different height races.

    Kings are awesome. It's well worth the money.

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    what you are asking for will not change your HA. it is the solution for a couple of MM's clearance, but not long enough to add degrees...


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    It will change the HA. Perhaps not signifcantly, but even tire choice can change your angles and BB height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    It will change the HA. Perhaps not signifcantly, but even tire choice can change your angles and BB height.

    so what happens when your tire wears and adversly affects handling?

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    run a big fat tire in the front and a skinny one in the back...
    cycle tracks will abound in utopia.

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    Some tires still have a taller sidewall than others. For instance, my Arrows had virtually no sidewall while my Nokians were incredibly tall.

    You MAY be able to run a shorter eye to eye rear shock. This will lower the BB height and slack it out a bit. However, I am not sure if a shorter eye to eye shock (while maintaing the same stroke) will be able to provide adequate tire and front derailleur clearance under full compression.

    BTW, if you really like the Pike, you can check out the Lyrik or Domain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    what you are asking for will not change your HA. it is the solution for a couple of MM's clearance, but not long enough to add degrees...
    Yeah, the 7mm Ventana spacer gives you around 1/3 degree. People mainly use them to help knobs clear the downtube.

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