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    Rigid fork in my Marlin SS (replace 100mm shock)

    I recently bought a trek/fisher Marlin SS and the stock Suntour Xct 100mm
    is absolute rubbish and has got to go! I was about to pull the trigger on a Kona P2 rigid fork but I am unsure of how it will handle. The A-C on the Kona is 465mm and the A-C on the Suntour is ~515mm yikes! Is that 40mm gonna kill the handling? I am ok with quick steering, but not too much so. Anyone else put a shorter rigid fork on their Marlin or other "sport" level trek?

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    50 mm is nearly 2 inches, which is too big of a change, in my opinion.

    I did the same thing you're doing about five years ago with an old Superfly hard tail, and it was ~15 mm shorter, and that worked out fine.

    Good luck!
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