Rake and geometry question...Cannondale
I have removed the headshok from my Cannondale road bike and have a new headset. It appears that I am going to lose about 1.5 inches by removing the suspension...so I wanted to calculate the rake required for the new fork to get me back to approximately the same trail...not sure if I'm understanding this, but here it goes....
If the front end is dropping a bit and everything else stays constant, in theory that makes for more aggressive steering. Like it to putting a 650 wheel on the front end. To compensate for this I require want a fork with more rake to provide less aggressive steering and this will compensate. Of couse I could have my logic backwards, never was very good in geometry.
The rake on the busted fork that is the root of this insaneness was 43. Would I add a fork with a rake of higher or lower than 43? and should I be able to calculate the best scenario?