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    Lynskey Ridgeline - A Cross Country or All Mountain hardtail?

    I built up a Lynskey Ridgeline hardtail last year, 2016 model size Large.
    The fork is a 100mm Rockshox Reba SL and I have a 80mm stem.

    I'm looking to race this bike, but is seems to handle somewhat twitchy in the turns. Front end doesn't seem to plant itself well. I'm planning on upgrading the fork, the Reba is old with a 9mm axle.

    Looking at a Fox Factory 32 100mm, wouldn't mind a Fox 34, but it comes in 120mm. Too much travel for a cross-country racer, right?

    The recommend fork offset from Lynskey is 51mm. I see some Fox forks out there with a 44mm offset. I'm wondering if going with a 44mm offset will calm the front end handling.

    Who out there races there Ridgeline? What fork do you use and what is the travel and offset?

    What is your stem length? I see a trend going towards shorter stems, but that seems to be for all mountain and trail bikes.

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    I use the Pro 29. Can you swap forks and see what changes? If you are in Michigan, you can try out a Fox 32SC Factory and see the result. I use a 60 mm stem and I could go shorter. I rode a Ridgeline but it had a Fox Performance fork on it and was impressive.

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