(Repost from GF Forum)
I recently purchased a 2010 GF X-Caliber (17.5) and like many of us, would like to perform some mods and upgrades. This bike will be used mainly by my 5'8'' wife for riding technical trails through to flowy XC and racing.
I plan to:
- modify the fork by increasing the current 80mm travel to 100mm.
- Install a shorter 70mm stem (for a better fit/riding posture)
- Install a wider 680mm handle bar (perhaps compensate for short stem).
Curious to know if any of you have performed similar mods to your G2 geometry 29er hardtail? Were there any notable impacts to the handling of the bike. I'm particularly curious about the impact of having a shorter stem.
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