|Fork rake help?||Mandrake|
Jun 26, 2003 7:24 AM
|I've just acquired a Specialized M4 CX with a head angle of 71.5. In shopping around for forks, it seems like there is a pretty big variation in rakes. Could someone recommend an ideal rake for all-purpose use (i.e., dirt roads, trails, the occasional cross race)? Thanks.|
|re: Fork rake help?||Dan Cas|
Jun 27, 2003 5:41 AM
|Since nobody smarter than me answered,I'll try.Most cross makers seem to try to achieve a trail in the 60-62mm range,but there is some flexibilty.I believe that frame was originally spec'd with a Kinesis al fork,which has 45mm rake,probably somewhat low rake for such a slack head angle.My guess is that 45-50mm would be OK.
If you look at the Gunnar site,they list HA's and rake for the entire range,and you can get an idea.
This is a trail calculator site that may offer some insight.
Hope this helps,Dan
|Thanks Dan! (nm)||Mandrake|
Jun 27, 2003 6:43 AM