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Old 01-02-20, 02:17 AM
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The article cites traditional touring bikes has having "high trail" to aid in the carrying of front loads. My understanding is the opposite -- low(er) trail supports the carrying of a front load better than high(er) trail does. Of course, the terms "high" and "low" are subjective, but the numbers they cite for the Trek 520 and Surly LHT (61mm and 67mm, respectively) are not what I would call "high".

Am I off base here?
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Originally Posted by hokiefyd View Post
The article cites traditional touring bikes has having "high trail" to aid in the carrying of front loads. My understanding is the opposite -- low(er) trail supports the carrying of a front load better than high(er) trail does. Of course, the terms "high" and "low" are subjective, but the numbers they cite for the Trek 520 and Surly LHT (61mm and 67mm, respectively) are not what I would call "high".

Am I off base here?
I think they meant to say what they did. Plenty of people, likely the majority, still prefer higher than neutral trail. Even if they couldn't put it into those words.
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I think the 520 and LHT trail quoted would indeed qualify as "high trail." "Low trail" would likely be 50 mm or lower. It's like politics today, there is no middle ground. :/
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It's like politics today, there is no middle ground. :/
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