Joined: 23 Mar 2015
|Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:32 am Post subject:
we would not recommend running a road fork in an MTB frame, in particular, if you have super light carbon MTB fork alternatives. Maybe check out our fork selector for some options: https://www.carboncycles.cc/index.php?s=0&t=12&&q=fork_selector&.
As you already said, a longer fork will slacken your head angle with that slow down the steering. That can feel beneficial but can also feel a little strange. You probably want to check with the maker of the frame if fitting a new and potentially longer fork will affect the warranty.
If you stick to an MTB carbon fork, then (depending on model) you will be able to keep your V-brakes (so no leaver issue) which will outperform road style calliper brakes.
Hope that helps.