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Originally Posted by pocketaf
i was up to front carbon fork during the time, to decrease weight. but reason of 650 C as you sad to make "pursuitish". How it could affect handling btw.
You will be changing the geometry of the bike.
Look at the head tube angle on an actual pursuit frame:
Now imagine it with a longer road fork and bigger front wheel, it will lift the front up and look a bit like a chopper.
Now look at a road head tube:
Note the head tube angle. Now imagine putting on a shorter fork and smaller wheel, the head tube will now be at a much steeper angle.
I recommend doing a bit of google work on "rake" and "trail".