120mm to 100mm fork?

declan1 Posts: 2,470
edited October 2013 in MTB general

Roadie at heart here so don't know much about this kind of thing!

My mountain bike currently has 120mm forks - RST Gila Plus T7s (I can feel you cringing already).

I would (obviously) love to change these, but I have a rather restricted budget. I can spend MAX £200 but preferably £150.

I have spotted some Recon silvers on Merlin, and XC30/32s amongst others, but they are all 100mm.

Will this make a dangerous difference to the bikes' handling? I don't know whether you can go 20mm down on travel without any serious consequences.

Thanks for any help!

Road - Dolan Preffisio
MTB - On-One Inbred

I have no idea what's going on here.