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Canyon F10 - handling and fork rake?

Old 10-18-06, 04:32 PM
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Canyon F10 - handling and fork rake?

Ok, Canyon CS has been rather erratic in responding to my emails. I'm looking at climbing bikes and on the cusp of ordering the Canyon F10 frameset, but I can't quite stomach the head tube angle.. 74.5 in size 64cm is sketchy! I currently have a Trek 2300 in 63cm (5.2cm of trail) and while I'm used to it, I don't necessarily like that.

I'm really looking more for a classic descending geometry with something like a 73 degree headtube and 43mm of rake. The other bike I'm looking at hard is the Cervelo R3, but obviously its more than 2x the cost of the frameset.

Does anyone know the rake of that Smolik SL fork? The only info I've found is the Tour review lists a rake of 44mm for the 60cm size, but that would be crazy steep with a 74.5 headtube. I also don't know whether to trust their numbers as they show seat and head tube angles of 73.5 for the R3, which actually is 73 AFAIK.

And any feedback on handling in general? This would be mostly a climbing / descending bike, including some steep switchbacks, but no racing really so super-fast steering is not a plus. Thanks!

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