Changing Fork Travel Setup - comments?
OK, I have a Trek 7000, circa 98-99, which has a Manitou SX TI fork - 80 mm travel.
I'd like to 1. try something 'newer' with adjustments which really work (fork has been great, but the adjustments never seemed to have much impact...) 2. get a fork with lockout
3. service the Manitou, but not be out of action in the meantime, since this is the best time of year for ridin in our back country - late spring to Fall the back country is incredibly hot, desert-like...
The Trek setup - Manitou Fork is 80mm.
see attached pics ...
What impact should I consider in goin to a fork which has:
1. 100 mm travel
2. 120 mm travel
Note the Manitou has almost no offset, so its possible a 'longer' fork/travel setup may not affect 'trail' if the fork has some additional forward offset (compared to the Manitou)
Some forks have multi-adjustments - how well do those work? Some have to be torn apart to set a different travel (Tora)
I'm not looking for a high-end fork or spending big dosh... used but in good condition is a consideration...
Any and all comments and ideas are appreciated, especially from anyone whose upgraded on an older frame...