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Fork Rake(4 posts)

Fork Rakejbax
Jul 23, 2002 6:13 AM
How do you determine fork rake? Is it labelled anywhere on the fork itself?

Looking at upgrading one bike(with an ouzo pro) and putting the old fork on the beater bike.

Thanks for your help
Not easy to measurejose_Tex_mex
Jul 23, 2002 7:34 AM
It's not easy to measure and probably would not be accurate to the milimeter. Check the manufacturer of the fork and/or frame. If it's original equipment they should know.

For 56cm frames I bet the rake is 43mm. For a smaller frame the the rake could go higher - 45 maybe 47mm.

I do not think it is marked on the fork, but I could be wrong.
re: Fork RakeChen2
Jul 23, 2002 7:57 AM
What's the head tube angle for the new bike? That will help you choose the rake for the new fork.
~Al
Yes, depends on head tube anglecabinfever
Jul 23, 2002 10:53 AM
I just bought a Fuji Team frame with a 72 degree head angle. Stock, the bike would have come with a 50mm rake. I got that at fujibikes.com. Reynolds only makes up to a 45mm rake though. Should be OK anyway. As for your bike, the manufacturer should have a website that lists all geometries, including head tube angle and fork rake, or offset.