|how does head tube angle...||loki_1|
Aug 8, 2003 7:59 AM
|affect ride characteristics? Differences between 73, 73.5 and 74?
|re: how does head tube angle...||feathers mcgraw|
Aug 8, 2003 8:15 AM
|On a mountain bike, shallower HTA's make the bike more stable at high speeds, but the wheel flops around at low speeds. On a road bike, slight differences are less pronounced, especially if the angle is correctly matched to a fork of the proper rake. I think road bikes have different HTA's for fit rather than handling--you can get different top tube lengths and still have a similar wheelbase.|
Aug 8, 2003 8:46 AM
|The angle of the headtube does absolutely nothing for the RIDE of the bike. It only effects the HANDLING.|
Aug 8, 2003 9:18 AM
|Head tube angle and fork rake define "trail". Trail effects steering and handling. Wheelbase has nothing to do with steering but does have some effect on handling.
Take a look at this:
|re: Trail ... Very helpful.. here is more information||loki_1|
Aug 8, 2003 11:33 AM
|that i found for anyone that is interested in how trail affects handling.
(It is a little long so I didnt copy/paste it)
Chen2, thank you for the useful information.