Measure - model - analyse - change...
Specialized Crosstrail XL 2011 - Fork SwapI replaced the forks with some aftermarket ones that were much lighter and better damped. The forks had the same travel. The bike feels good when you ride it but offroad the pedals seemed to occasionally scrape on the ground more often than before.
To check this out I have now modeled this bike with the original forks and the new ones. The original bottom bracket height was 290mm (3mm more than my trance road bike). The new bottom bracket height is 280mm - 10mm lower. It seems implausible / impossible that I felt 10mm difference but this was noticeable before doing the analysis.
Specialized Crosstrail XL 2011