I'd like to move to a fork with more small bump compliance, more lateral stiffness and more damper adjustability. Also ease of self service is somewhat important to me.
The new Fox 34 (non-stepcast) Grip 2 is interesting but I am also giving a hard look at the smaller manufacturers. Looking to stick at 120mm travel with some flexibility to go to 130 or maybe 140. Weight isn't super important, I know anything is going to be more than a Step Cast I am coming from. Its going on a steel hardtail that usually gets ridden single speed.
Looking at DVO Sapphire, Manitou Matoc, and again the new 2022 Grip 2 with a 120mm air shaft swapped in.
Any thoughts on comparing these forks? Other recs?