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    120mm fork on Spearfish

    Wondering if anyone has done this? I have my Reba RL apart for an oil change and I'm tempted to take the 20mm spacer out.
    I had a 5" fork on my Big Mama and it made that bike feel more all mountain. Wondering if will do the same for the SF. My only complaint about this bike is the steep head angle when doing rollers and steeps.

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    I did that when i first got my fork (was set at 120mm on purchase). Worked well, no real drwabacks in terms of the ride or handling and like you suggest it was very good when pointing down. I switched to 100mm in the end as i was unhappy with the bar height. I now run a Works Components angle reducer headset which knocks the HA out 1.5degrees, much nice for what i want from the bike which is stability.

    I find too many companies are trying to compensate for the 29er 'slow handling' by making steering too light and then putting tall headtubes on. Giant seem to have it right, but then their bikes arnt as nice as my Spearfish :0)

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