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Old 01-15-11, 03:04 PM   #1
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straight blade carbon fork

anyone know of any straight (possibly blade) carbon forks 1" steerer for track bike besides wound up? also, does anyone know what rake stock pista fork has? I'm looking to decrease the rake and maybe get a little more responsiveness.

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Old 01-15-11, 03:20 PM   #2
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What is your current rake? What is the head tube angle?
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Wound up makes a Straight fork. So does kinesis.
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Pistas have 28mm rake. If you want to make your bike more responsive, decreasing rake wont do the trick. You wont find a production fork with a rake shorter than 28mm anyways. There is a good article in the latest issue of Urban Velo on the relationship between rake, trail, and handling.

Do you have a pista? If so, I wouldnt change the fork. If it is one of the older ones with the 75 degree headtube angle, then you are not going to get any more "responsive" without making you bike handle like poop. The stock geometry is the bees knees!
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Old 01-16-11, 10:37 PM   #5
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This is a road fork, but it's pretty cheap.

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...1563000_400206
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This is a road fork, but it's pretty cheap.

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...1563000_400206
Not at the moment, but it periodically drops price by $10 and you can use a performance bicycle's coupon code aswell with it.
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Yea, I went to a Performance the week before Christmas, and they had it on sale for $80.
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At my performace during christmas time they blew out alot of old stock. there was a giro 09 ionos for 50Percent off.

That fork is kinda bulky
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Pistas have 28mm rake. If you want to make your bike more responsive, decreasing rake wont do the trick. You wont find a production fork with a rake shorter than 28mm anyways.
+1. 28mm is really odd. don't mess w/stock geometry. but if you must, increasing the rake is the direction to go if you want to make the bike less stable (ie: 'handle quicker').
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