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?
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.
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.
Originally Posted by varcity23
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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