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Old 04-07-11, 03:55 PM
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Fork effect on Wheelbase/Geomtery?

Can somebody tell me the names of some forks that make your wheelbase shorter and make your bike have a tighter geo? (If this is even possible?) I don't even know if different forks affect geometry much on the same frame, but I kind of feel like they do, considering the distance from the top of the wheel to the crown of the fork seems to vary on certain forks.

Do forks come in different lengths for track bikes? Or does only the rake vary?

The fork I currently have I feel is rather large and makes a huge gap (about 1.5in) between the circumference of the front tire and the downtube. I feel like if I had a shorter fork with the same or less rake I could bring the wheel in closer and have a tighter, twitchy-er handling. Advice please
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