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Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Bikes: Specialized Allez, K2 Razorback
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Originally Posted by Surferbruce
more trail should make a bike less twitchy right? or am i wrong?
That's what I've heard, but I swear the shorter wheelbase seems to make my bike more twitchy. Either way, 2mm didn't make a big difference. It "felt" different, but rides just fine.
btw I never did understand the concept of trail. Is it because the axle is behind the handlebar? Aside from that, the fork extends the axle forward from the headtube, so I never understood how that could be "trail"?
EDIT: nevermind, I get it now. I looked it up on wikipedia and realized that the headtube line is angled but the line for the axle is vertical, so they intersect and the axle point is then trailing.
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Last edited by urbanknight; 05-21-07 at 09:17 AM.