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Rake effect?(4 posts)

Rake effect?Flothru
Feb 23, 2002 6:19 AM
What does rake do to a bikes handling. Higher number slower cornering/Lower number faster cornering?
I am not looking for a degree in engineering just clue.

Thanks in advance,

Jim
more rake = less trailDAC
Feb 23, 2002 6:33 AM
that means your bike gets squirrely at high speeds.
more rake = less stable. nmjw25
Feb 23, 2002 3:59 PM
nm
more rake = less stable. nmArenberg uses straight gua ti
Feb 24, 2002 11:37 AM
More rake for a given frame means you'll have less trail. This equates to the bike turning quicker and being less stable at high speeds. It also equates to the bike handling sluggishly at slow to moderate speeds. Less rake oproduces the exact opposite effects at high versus low speeds. Ideally you want a fork which provides a trail which results in the bike riding neither too stable or twitchy at both speeds, what many builders refer to as a neutral ride.