Posted by: RAHrider
Nice rigs dude. I set up my ti Honzo mullet style and it never rode so well - highly recommend giving it a try on one of yours if you haven't yet. Slackens the head angle just a bit and climbing is about the same. I cannot believe fit a 2.8 in the back. What tire/rim are you running back there?
Hey mate, thanks, appreciate it!
Good point, I haven't tried that yet. I'll give it a try. It's just a swap of the front wheel away - I've been riding the Ti Honzo in 29er guise for more than a year before swapping to 27+. It's a Minion 3C MaxxSpeed which I bought used, seems to be an OEM version (at least the MaxxSpeed is not available aftermarket here in Central Europe). I actually was not sure the 2.8 would fit either, and bought a backup 27x2.6 Minion DHF just in case. I use Praxis AL32 rims, which I can highly recommend. They are really light weight for AL rims, were easy to build, and are shipped with their own tubeless rim strip (not a tape, so it can be removed easily) which works flawlessly. And the online shops here sell them for around 67 Euros including the rim strip.
Which rear tire are you running? With regards to slackening the head angle, I'm sure you read Andrew Major's piece on the Works Component Angleset. This inspired me to try that on the Cotic, and I think it would be a great upgrade for the Honzo Ti as well. Did you consider this as well?
Have a good one, Rynee