what options for 50-80mm travel forks?
I have a rockhopper A1 from 1996. the frame is great and it has lasted all this time. I have been using it for mountain bike touring but i really need some front suspension for it as my arms are getting wrecked on the downhills with all the weight im carrying.
I'm pretty sure the geometry of the bike is not capable of handling anything much over 80mm travel - but i could be wrong.
Ive been riding without front forks for a long time no, so even awful suspension will feel amazing, so im not looking for anything top notch, just some forks that will make the ride more comfortable.
and if im carrying a good 20lb's of weight, does this mean i need some better forks, or do i just need the preload adjust?
thanks, any suggestions and comments will help.