It'd definitely change the handling. I tried it on mine, and I didn't like the way it handled, though some folks do. I thought the handling was too slow, and it had a slight tendency for wheel flop, though it was still manageable. One of the reasons I bought the RacerX was for the light, responsive handling. Therefore, I have a nearly new '02 Duke SL 100 sitting in a box in my garage waiting for another project. :^(Otter said:Recently purchased a '03 Racer X frame to build up for my Wife. Got to looking at the Titus web site after the fact and saw where they recommend running a 90MM or less fork. I really want to put a 100MM fork up front mainly for the fact that we get out west to ride once or twice each year and I would really like her to have the extra travel. Is it ok to put one on or will it screw up the geometry/handling? Thanks for the help!
I just swapped out my old '00 Sid XC for an '04 Skareb Super 80, and it it really nice for this lightweight (125#) rider. I put in the soft spring and it's nice and supple without feeling mushy. No problems getting all 80mm of travel. If you decide to stick with 80mm, this would be a good fork to consider.
FWIW, I go out west once or twice a year to ride also, and have been okay with the 80mm fork, though her riding style and needs may be diferent from mine. I've ridden in Phoenix, Moab, Fruita, California and New Mexico with it. I consider myself sort of an average intermediate rider who doesn't do big air.