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Fork Rake Question - Trek OCLV's(3 posts)

Fork Rake Question - Trek OCLV'sjose_Tex_mex
Jul 16, 2002 5:41 PM
I have an older (1" threaded) 5500 OCLV framest and wish to use a new carbon threadless fork. The new rake will be 43mm. I would like to know where I can find, or if anyone knows the rake of the OEM fork used (probably 1996). I would really prefer to not have my toes rub on the new fork.

Additionally, I would like to find out if the fork weighed less than 395 grams.

Also, are some forks better suited for larger frames? I have heard that indeed some are not best used on smaller framesets.

Thanks for any constructive feedback.
re: Fork Rake Question - Trek OCLV'sChen2
Jul 17, 2002 6:31 AM
The OCLV's have a steep head tube angle, 73.8. A 40cm rake might be a better choice, but I put a 43 (Ouzo Pro) in my '98 5500 and it feels fine. The 40 would slow the steering down a bit and I would probably like that better. I put a 40 in my wife's. I don't think 2 or 3mm will make a noticeable difference in toe overlap, I don't see that as an issue.
~Al
re: Fork Rake Question - Trek OCLV'sjose_Tex_mex
Jul 17, 2002 11:44 AM
Yes, I agree. I am mostly concerned with not changing the handling characteristics of the bike. I found a great deal on the Easton EC70 - 89.99 and plan to upgrade my older fork with it during the off season.
Thanks for the help.