All other things being equal, will an 80mm travel fork feel any different than a 100mm fork (before reaching bottom-out, of course)?
I'm thinking of replacing my current 80mm fork, and one of my choices is whether or not I want to stick with 80mm or go up to 100mm. I'm wondering, though, if the two forks would feel any different through the first 80mm of travel.
I currently only bottom out a few times a ride, so 80mm is enough. Would I gain anything at all from going with 100mm? Or should I stick with 80, which would be lighter and not alter my bike's geometry?
(for what it's worth, the forks I have in mind are the Fox F80RLT and the Fox F100RLT)