Has we discussed this?
I'm quite satisfied with 85 or so. Do folks run more?
assuming of course you use a mushy fork and rides XC.
My experience is in regard to 29ers:
Typically, I run zero, but this summer had me riding around on the bosses Stumpy EVO hardtail and I liked the 100mm fork quite a bit. Having gears for the first time in 8 years was sort of cool too, and may have influenced my overall judgement of the bike.
The worse my vision gets the more travel I need, I'm currently running 100mm (SID 29'r) but honestly the only time i really unlock it is on psycho speed gravel descents. On normal single track downs I just let the blow by take the heat.
Rigid and 80 Terralogic. Anywhere and everywhere. (29)
My amazing friends call me Shoogs.
Blog post -- I don't think the heavy stuff...
a sweet deal on a 130mm fork had me thinkin' of revamping my design for the my next ATB.
probably won't. five inches up front and zero rear just seems wasteful.
i tried rigid when i first started SSing...too many changes all at once, and i don't like using brakes, so i takes a little extra cushion.
but it's time for me to try this new gen of sussy forks. (and axles)