I'm in the market for a carbon fork. Stock fork has a 40mm rake, and I pretty much like the handling.
I'm looking at the Alpha Q CS10. It's decently priced and looks to be durable. It's kind of ugly, but i like kind of ugly stuff. The problem is that it has a 44mm rake. Will this significantly change handling properties. I've heard a few mm doesn't have much affect, but 4 mm might be pushing it. Will my bike loose its crisp handling?
Along the same lines, does anyone have a recommendation for a carbon fork with alloy or steel steerer in the $200 range. Around 40mm rake and 1 1/8.