Apart from the obvious of more suspension, is there any other big changes that can happen from switching fm a 100mm travel to 80mm, i.e lower BB, lower bar height.. e.t.c
Also would an 80mm fork be less forgiving on the trail ?
The reason I ask is I have a pretty light race fork on my HT and on the FS which I race I have a 100mm fork, it would make sense to switch the lighter fork to the racing bike, it also seems to be standard that 80mm travel is used for xc racing.
I am just wondering what kind of effect it would have to the feel & handling - some of the courses are very technical & I am sometimes at the limit of my still improving abilities... will I really notice switching to 20mm shorter travel.
Thanks for any advice....