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Originally Posted by aaronjg View Post
Tejano: Is the tradeoff between handling and tires a question of what tires are on the bike, or is it more of frame geometry.
How quickly a bike steers is basically a function of geometry. However, bikes designed to accomodate large section tires tend towards a slacker head angle, more fork offset (rake), longer chainstays and overall wheelbase, which slows down steering. Also, large section front tires will slow down steering, although rear tires have no impact. Not that my Kilo WT steers like a tractor, it's just nowhere near as nimble as my Bianchi Pista Concept track racer.
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