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Location: Oak Lawn, IL or as close as you can get to the Southside and not live under King Richard's rule.
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Going to longer travel fork questions.
Hello all, based on a post in the MTB area I have a question that I hope can be answered here. I have a '97 GT Zaskar that currently has a Rock Shox Judy XC fork with 63mm of travel. I am looking at upgrading to a new fork in the next year and was wondering how bad the handling would be changed by going to a longer travel fork. I am undecided between a 80mm or 100 mm fork. My main concerns are if going with the 100mm fork will place to much stress on the headtube and thus damage the frame. One of the forks that I am looking at is the Rock Shox Reba U-Turn fork that I could change the travel on from 85mm to 115mm. Any thoughts or experiences with this kind of upgrade it would be great to hear from you.