OK, so the Windsor Cliff 29ers are basically Fuji Tahoe 29ers and are designed around a 80mm travel fork. However, mine came with the Tora in the 100mm setting and I've heard from a few others that their Windsors have also come this way. So I've been riding the bike with the fork in the 100mm setting and have been very pleased. But, being new to 29er geometry, I really can only compare to 26ers. I measured out the headtube angle and found it to be 70.5 (with 25mm sag) in the 100mm setting. However, looking at the geometry of most other 29ers, it appears that a steeper headtube angle is desirable. So I decided to set my Tora to the 80mm setting (the needed spacer was included) which only took about 10 minutes and some minor disassembly of the fork.
I took a nice long three hour ride this morning on my normal trails and the 80mm setting is the way to go. The bike climbed better due to a slightly steeper headtube angle (less front wheel wander). But it seemed to really shine in the tight singletrack as low speed wheel flop was greatly reduced. I did not feel like there was less travel and descending still was great without feeling like bike was "twitchy" in any way.
One note, I needed to run about 15 extra PSI in the fork to get the desired 25% sag in the 80mm setting.
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