I've got a Revelation Air U Turn Fork lying around and I was thinking of building my lady a 456 when they restocked with 14" frames. Now I see they have sliddy dropout SS/geared 14" Scandals in stock aswell and they are going to come out as a lot lighter build (easier for a lass to lift over gates and stiles etc).
Most of her riding is in the Lakes so a frame that easily carries a 130 fork would be useful. I've never had a proper off road ride on a Scandal. The one I did ride was much lighter than a steel 456 and seemed more lively and willing but I never had a chance to test it to see if it matched the general competence of a 456. It's owner praised it but I'm pretty sure he had a 100 or 110 fork on it.
Anyone ridden one with a 130 fork?
Does it push the front too far up in the air?
Will the 100mm setting on the Revelation still make climbing difficult? Would a fork that adjusts 80/110 to 120ish be a much better bet for a Scandal?
Should I just go with a 456 and pay for the lass to go to weight lifting training?
Thanks in anticipation for any informed input you can give me.