I run a set of Pike 160’s DPA’s on mine. I’ve also fitted it with a 2 degree slackset and offset bushes. IMO the bike rides a lot better like this than it did with 140 forks and without the slacky bits
Go for it!
I suppose it all comes down to what and where you ride. Its defo my go to bike for most occasions and I rarely drop the travel on the fork to 140. It still climbs really well and its an absolute riot when you point it down.
CheesybeanZ – I put the slack set in first and ran it with a set of RS Rev’s. Made the bike feel so much better, but I just hated the noodly divey nature of the Revs. The Pikes transformed the bike, and made it feel a lot more compliant in pretty much every application…. Steep, fast, tech, it just seems to handle drama so much better than it did with a straight headset and 140mm forks
I had 160 Pikes on mine with a 1 degree slackset and it felt ok, but I prefer it with 150mm MRP Stage which has a slightly lower A2C than a 150mm Pike. The lower front end makes it feel a bit more manoeuvrable.
Renton I might be wrong but pretty sure a longer fork or angleset on their own will both reduce reach but if you run them both together then the loss is minimised. At least that’s what some of the online geometry calculators showed for my bike. I’ve gone and done it now anyway….