So, my current hardtail is the Rockhopper I bought years ago which I have been upgrading as bits wore out. I really like it as a bike, and now it's got lighter wheels than it had I don't really have any complaints about how it handles and whatnot.
The next thing to 'go' on the bike will be the forks (Recon 100mm jobs). Last time I had them serviced TFT reckoned it was their last time before they're fecked so when Autumn comes I'm likely to be looking at new forks. This is likely to coincide with a pay rise so I could upgrade the frame too as a wee pressie.
So here's the question, what benefits to my riding am I likely to see if I go for something like a 130mm fork with the appropriate frame? Will it start to be come a pain to pilot on the uphills?
Type of riding is local woods around Inverness, bits and bobs of trail centres and the odd highland epic bog trot.