|Re:bike geometry, what is "offset" and "trail"? Thanks!(nm)||jtferraro|
Oct 11, 2002 7:33 AM
|Think I figured out what offset is - how far out the front hub..||jtferraro|
Oct 11, 2002 7:44 AM
|is in relation to the headtube?
|Think I figured out what offset is - how far out the front hub..||No_sprint|
Oct 11, 2002 7:46 AM
|That is called rake.|
|Fork Rake... Higher # = front hub further fwd?||Fez|
Oct 11, 2002 9:46 AM
|For ex, 45mm fork rake extends front hub further forward than a 40mm fork rake?|
|Fork Rake... Higher # = front hub further fwd?||Chen2|
Oct 11, 2002 10:38 AM
|Yes, and less trail, and quicker steering.
Oct 11, 2002 7:49 AM
|Trail is the distance that the front wheel contact point (directly below the hub) "trails" the point where a line through the steering axis (the center of the head tube) intersects the ground. This is a product of wheel size, fork rake, and head tube angle. Has a large bearing on the steering stability of the bike. |
I believe the term "offset" refers to "rake," which is the perpendicular distance from the steering axis to the front axle.
|re: Re:bike geometry, what is "offset" and "trail"? Thanks!(nm)||Chen2|
Oct 11, 2002 8:30 AM
|Here is a good description with a diagram. http://www.phred.org/~josh/bike/trail.
|Good URL, disregard previous||Chen2|
Oct 11, 2002 9:22 AM
|try this site...||C-40|
Oct 11, 2002 8:31 AM