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    Karate Monkey- Opinions Needed

    Hi All

    I am building up a Karate Monkey with the following and wanted your opinion on 2 potential options:

    I will be running 27.5 2.6's or 2.8's (not sure yet) but will be pairing it to a Rock Shox Pike 27.5 fork currently set at 140mm. This will make both the seat tube and the head tube steeper. Not too worried on the seat tube- steeper isn't necessarily a bad thing but I am not too happy about steepening the head angle. Soo here are the 2 options I am considering:

    1. Works Component headset to reduce the angle by 1, 1.5 or 2 degrees. I am leaning towards 1.5 at the moment but would love feedack. I like this option- keeps the seat tube steeper, slackens the head angle and keeps 140mm of travel.

    2. Swap Pike air spring to 160mm. Gets me to the original A2C but the travel seems way too much and it will not only slackem up the head angle but the seat tube as well.

    What are all of your thoughts?

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    I am running 27.5 x 2.6 front 2.4 rear with a Fox Factory 36 at 150mm the handling is spot on. I would suggest bumping it to 150 if you can on the Pike.

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    Here is mine
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    Awesome feedback- That should be easy enough to do and then I am not fiddling with an extra part. Thanks for weighing in!

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