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Old 04-07-05, 08:45 AM   #1
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Compensating for Rake difference with tire size?

so i'm looking for new fork, but it's proving difficult to match the 40mm rake of the stock fork with what i'm looking to get, so my question is, how possible is it to compensate say, for an increased rake (more twitchy) with a slightly larger tire or a smaller rake (more stable) with a slightly smaller tire.

the stock fork is 40mm offset, with 23mm tires & i'd be thinking of going to either a 37mm offset with 20mm tires or a 44mm offset with 25mm tires
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Old 04-07-05, 09:05 AM   #2
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Small increments in tire size will have negligable effect on effective rake.
Because you are only changing the position of the axle height by 1/2 the delta diameter.

You might be better off to find a shop or co-op that has used parts available.

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A heavier wheel and tire may help more with stabilizing twitchy steering. That's what happend to me on my folding bike.

It's here in the section called "Revision 2.1".
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