This is an 130mm travel frame. Not sure why your forks are wound down so low. Can they be wound back up to 130?
If they can't then change them for some 130mm air forks.
Don't think there's anything really lardy on there. Only way to save serious weight is the fork and running non-UST urban tubeless tyres (which I wouldn't do personally).
If you think it handles badly, it MIGHT be the forks that are the problem.
The reason my forks are low is because I'd just been riding on the roads. Same goes for the rear shock - both can be locked out
I didn't say that it handles badly, bit lost as to where that came from? It handles very, very well. I'm a fan of the forks I've got on there already.
As I've already mentioned, I'm running tubeless.
I'm waiting on an XT rear cassette, could have gone for an XTR but there's not too much in the XT and XTR cassettes. I'm also waiting on a Sram 991 hollow pin chain which would lighten the load a touch...