Yeah, I sure you're right, had a moment of laziness.The short answer is, it depends. We need to know a lot more than just you provided.
I'll admit, that's not an easy situation for me to answer for you. I guess it boils down to two options.Yeah, I sure you're right, had a moment of laziness.
I'm riding a slackish hardtail, 67deg HT with a Fox 130mm fork. Bike came set up with 27.5'' wheels, although it often ride it as a gravel bike with 29'' wheels and 40mm tires. Fox can't service the air chamber seals anymore, but I was hoping to get a couple more years out of this rig.
Sooo, ride it as is without servicing the fork? Replace it with current equivalent (Fox offered me a deal)? Or buy a 29'' fork with an eye to placing it on the future bike that will replace this one?
That last option is what I opened the thread for, what kind of trade-offs for my current frame? TIA.
From my experience a 27.5 160mm fork is the same as 29er 140mm. Extrapolate the numbers but assume the equivalent travel in a 29er fork is 20mm taller.I wouldn't hesitate to do it, but then I have a general leaning toward over-forking bikes.
Check axle-to-crown lengths of both; if they're not too far off (up to like 10 -12mm), you'll probably barely even notice a difference.
Beyond that, sometimes handling is improved and sometimes it deteriorates, depending on the bike.