Hi, sorry no. You need to keep the Raijin at 100mm.
Itís the most travel we find to me reasonable on a XC hardtail; longer and the
handling gets very strange as you go through the travel.
When Dr Dew draws up a frame the first thing in the picture is the fork. After that the frame
follows. A longer fork will slacken he angles of the frame and cause the steering to wander on
climbs and the tire to push and loose traction on descents.
Also since the fork is no longer held at itís ideal angle to function extra energy will go into
bending it instead of compressing it. Plus since most forks use a bushing submerged in oil the
loose knocking feel when the fork is topped out will be increased. And last since the longer fork
is a longer lever in a big impact or overload the chance of that force being sent into the frame
and damaging it is greater.
Also we don't spec the bikes with a less than ideal travel fork; holding a few percent back so
owners have to change that later. It comes out of the box with its right geometry ready to roll.
So while putting the longer fork on wonít break your bike immediately it will increase the
fatigue cycle and reduce the frame lifespan. We have put a lot of energy into testing this
situation and stock is where itís at.