Kinesis Forks: Help needed...
...ideally from Dom at Kinesis.
I've got a Kinesis T2 winter bike with the carbon fork (DC07). I'm planning on moving to a front disc set up as I'm sick of the rather poor tektro caliper jobbies I've got. Rear doesn't have mounts of course but bearing in mind front/rear braking in normally around a 80/20 ratio, I don't think this matters.
So front only disc means new fork. Kinesis do a rather nice carbon fork with clearance for mudguards, eyelets and disc mount. The DC37.
My issue is these have a very slightly longer rake (45mm compared to 43mm on the DC07) but are a fair bit taller. Crown height on the DC37 is 405mm and the DC07 is only 374mm. Is 31mm going to make a discernable difference to handling and will the very slightly longer rake compensate to a small degree? I've got about 20mm of spacers under the stem at present so could lose them to compensate but want some comfort that it won't feel like a shopper because of the taller fork.
Has anyone gone down this route or have an pearls of wisdom?