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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:10 am 
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Hi guys. Recently I was given a brand new CAAD10 frameset. I like the fork that it comes with but I am going to enve-out the entire bike. However I was looking at the fork rake on the stock fork which is 45mm and the only tapered Enve fork which is 43cm. Has anyone tried this combo Enve Tapered fork on a CAAD10? What kind of handling characteristics changes can I see if I went with an Enve fork?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:17 am 
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slightly more resistant to direction change with the 43mm rake fork. best used with some of the larger sizes, as they tend to have somewhat steeper head tube angles.
in the end, it's a bit subtle.


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I have a 52cm frame. So it would be more difficult to corner and descend?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:28 am 
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"more difficult"? no.
feel different? yes. will you hate the new feeling? no, but hate is such a strong word. you may prefer the 45mm rake. i would say quick changes of direction are where you will notice the feeling change the most. higher speeds will make the feeling change more pronounced.


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Is the axle-crown measurement the same for both?

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I believe the C-Dale fork is 372mm vs. Enve's 367

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I thought the taper was wrong?


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Ugh, just checked. They make the appropriate taper now. Please ignore me :oops:


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if the new fork is going to be shorter, having less rake would be preferred.

also, the half degree head tube angle change between a 56 and a 58 has a bigger effect than that 2mm of rake.

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I did the same thing with a 52cm CAAD9, but with a 40cm offset. The shorter, less-raked fork seriously changed the handling. More stable, required more umf to muscle through turns, but felt great. Until I had a few really nasty speed wobble issues. Truly scary shimmies. The CAAD 10 may be a different beast because of a stiffer front triangle and fork, but I went back to the stock setup, and feel much more nimble and secure. ymmv.


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Why change it? Weight isn't that much lower.

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