Question re. fork rake and headtube angle
Given that adding rake to a fork will decrease trail and therefore cause the bike to steer quicker, why do a lot of bikes with slack head tubes have forks with big swoopy rakes? More generally, instead of using fork rake why not just tighten up the head tube and install a fork with no rake at all? Does offsetting ht angle with increased rake have some desirable side effect?
Dave Moulton has a couple of articles on his blog that may help. One discusses the HISTORY of fork rake and trail, while the other is about HEAD TUBE ANGLES AND STEERING.
Originally Posted by mander
Awesome links! Thanks scooper.