I consider using a 26er/430mm On One Carbon fork instead of the regular 29er/470mm On One Carbon fork on my Inbred 29er (16" frame). As both forks are suspension-corrected I suppose the 26er would have enough clearance for the 29er wheels/tyres.
Geometry-wise I would expect up to 1.5° steeper angles (72,5 instead of 71 head angle) and a 10mm lower BB from the 40mm shorter forks. Effectively the top tube might be a little longer and the center of gravity slightly further towards the front.
Any thoughts or experiences concerning the effects on the handling, especially the steering?
Ruined? No difference noticeable? Too twitchy? Or just even more agile in a good way?
Many thanks and best regards
P.S.: In case you wonder - I'm quite happy with the neutral and fairly agile handling etc. but would like to make it even more agile to cope even better with the really twisty single track stuff. I'm a little worried about the effect on the steering.