Axle and travels questions
I'm look to replace my Rockshox Reba Race on a budget. Looking at either a Maintou Tower Pro 29er or the XFusion Slide RL2. I'm 6'2" 225lbs riding a Jamis Dragon steel frame 29er hardtail. Riding XC for fun and fitness with a few races thrown in. Wanting to try a couple of endurance races for fun too. I've considered going to a QR15 front axle from my current 9mm to get a stiffer front end (already have the hub adaptors for it), though the better deals consistently are on the 9mm dropout forks. How big of difference does it make? Also, I've been looking at 100mm forks as thats what my reba is, but I'm seeing a lot of smokin deals out there on 120mm forks of the same models. Would that be overkill for my needs and purposes, or should I consider it if I find a killer deal? I wonder if the increased sag needed would negate the increased fork length when it came to handling?