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Old 02-27-07, 02:22 AM   #1
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Flatland forks

Hi, is there a difference between Flatland forks and Park or Dirt forks? Thanks Tim
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Old 02-27-07, 02:51 AM   #2
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Flatland forks usually have the dropout's underneath or closer into the fork. I believe it makes spins and such easier, but I dont know, I don't ride flat.
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Old 02-27-07, 02:11 PM   #3
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Yes, they are made to make spins easier and faster. Not good for park or street as they are much weaker and a lot twitchier
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weaker (usually), different angles
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The axle offset is ussually a little different. some of minimal offset (not as much rake as park/dirt) or zero offset (no rake) This makes the wheel feel more similar eitherway and makes front wheel tricks easier. Shortening the wheelbase makes it easier to spin, but it is also more twitchy. The forks could be weaker because they are made lighter because flat bikes dont take as much of an impact. Odyssey forks and quite a few of the other ones are still strong enough for street/park, though.
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