I have been *****ing lately for the lack of stiffness of my fork (previous post) . I got the advice of getting new springs on the fork from you. I got two crashes today on a 7 hour epic ride, caused by bottoming out of the soft fork .... . It is 80mm manitou Axel fork with medium spring. If i get the stiffer spring and convert it to 100mm will i see any improvement? i do aggro xc and there is a loooooot of bumpy stuff around here that easily bottom out my fork and send me over the bars. By the way i can bottom out the fork while pressing the bars. Any advice on the excess travel? should i go for 100mm? I got a 2003 rockhopper HT frame.