I didn't realize that this was the case. Maybe this is stricktly due to the fact that if they didn't do so there would be 0 difference in the two forks otherwise, other than travel. During my conversation with Fox, I received no warning about an issue of increasing the travel of the 80mm to 100mm. Also, 100mm Foxes do ship with the spacer under the travel stopper (although not all, to my understanding), which would account for a few extra grams there as well.Hecubus said:One other detail on differences to note. The 80mm RLT has crown material shaved away around the stanchion joint. The 100mm does not...
edit: Actually it makes no sense for the 100mm to be shipped with the spacer, because it would make them 80mm travel, so it would have to be the 80, but these are meant to be lighter, so that's improbably. I was just thinking about what a Fox rep said to me, when I asked about changing travel and didn't think it through.