Posted by: FlightlessLobster
I got a 10 dollar aliexpress stem to try something shorter. It hasn't killed me yet, but I'm going to get something else before actual riding.
I'm kind of toying with the idea of trying it with a 140mm fork. I think the damper is to short, so I can't just swap an airspring. Maybe wait for new bike season and try and snag a new take-off yari or something. Does anybody have wisdom to input on offset? The AL Honzo line comes with 51mm, but the Honzo geo page suggests 46mm, though the geo is exactly the same. I don't suspect I'll be able to find a non-boost short offset fork. So it seems like its a rather costly change, which may not be worth the effort.
I rode my Ti Honzo for 2 years with a 140 Pike (I suspect it has 51mm offset). I now ride with 130 DVO, and I liked the 140 Pike better.
On a totally unconnected point, I have a 140mm non-boost pike for sale. I got the crown/steerer replaced about a year ago as the old one creaked. The fork was rebuilt and then I rode it briefly before buying a new DVO and the pike has been in a box since. PM me if interested.