less fork rake = faster turn-in?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Tony Healy, Jan 22, 2003.

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  1. Tony Healy

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    Know that some DH mt bikes have adjustable head tubes to steepen up the steering. [Same with some
    motorcycles.] My old road bike had steeper angles so it was a quick turner. My newer road bike is a
    bit slacker but fits me better. Have to work a little more to turn it in descents tho.

    Can't change the head tube angle. Would switching to a fork with less rake make it drop into turns a
    little quicker? If so, is there much of a difference in handling between a fork with 40mm rake and
    45mm rake? (that seems to be the range for road forks)

    Thanks for any thoughts!


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