I know it’s been relatively covered in several what to buy threads … but I’m wondering what are the pros and cons of 100mm vs 120mm.
I see a lot of 120mm options available here in Aus but not a lot of 100mm options unless they’re more XC race spec which are generally well above my budget.
Looking for something for XCM events - generally up to 50km. I guess it’s comparing the Specialized Epic or maybe Scalpel to maybe a Scott Spark 960/970 in 120. I was also looking at the Marin Rift Zone3 - which seems very affordable on special at $2500AUD
My thoughts are that in the category it’s comparing 12-13kg vs 13-14kg - current bike is 12.5ish. One concern is that pushing 14kg is getting a bit porky for going uphill.
Will a 120mm bike be considerably faster and more comfortable than 100mm when things are headed down and how much slower will it be when things are headed up?