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  1. #1
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    Fork Rake and Offset question

    Fork Offset Concern…. I have Redline MonoCog 29er and was thinking about putting a Fat Tire on the front using a Salsa Enabler fork , my only concern is the Redline and Salsa forks have different offsets and I’m not sure how it’s going to affect the handling. The Redline fork measures 465mm axle to crown with a 39mm offset, the Salsa Enabler is 468mm axle to crown with a 45mm rake. Any input will be greatly appreciated

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    Frt Range, CO
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    more rake = less trail = faster handling

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    Quote Originally Posted by pursuiter View Post
    more rake = less trail = faster handling

    I think the Salsa guys figured out that the fat front will benefit from more offset.

    The width of the tire will probably slow the handling (by friction) by the same amount that 6mm of rake will speed it up.

    It's never easier - you just go faster.

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