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    Giant XTC 2 Fork change?

    I have a 2013 giant xtc 2 29er. I was wondering if I could change the fork to a higher mm? I have the rock shox recon 100mm on it now. Would changing the fork to a higher travel effect the frame or Geometry?

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    That's a 71.5 degree head tube angle XC bike with steep last gen geo. 120 will slacken it slightly and make it less twitchy on faster downhills. It will slow up the steering a bit. You can also use an angleset headset to change the HT angle. It probably will not hurt the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by varcity23 View Post
    I have a 2013 giant xtc 2 29er. I was wondering if I could change the fork to a higher mm? I have the rock shox recon 100mm on it now. Would changing the fork to a higher travel effect the frame or Geometry?
    Generally, yes, going to a longer travel fork will effect the geometry. Some forks have a longer axle to crown (distance from center of axle to crown of fork) than others.

    Your fork has 526mm Axle to Crown. The Manitou Tower pro has an a-c of 530mm so it would barely effect the geo of the bike.

    I wouldn't go for much more than 120mm.

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