is nearly impossible would it be possible to improve the straightoutstability with a frontfork with a greater fork rake ?
Now i have a Pro 1" carbon fork with alu steerer wich I think has a fork rake of 43
Sirius wrote:Hello,I'm new here and do have a problem with my Litespeed Arenberg. It is very nervous on his steering in a way that hands free riding
is nearly impossible. Would it be possible to improve the straightout stability with a front fork with a greater fork rake ?
Now i have a Pro 1" carbon fork with alu steerer which I think has a fork rake of 43.
More stability is achieved with more trail. If you want more trail you need less rake.
I think the Arenbergs are regarded as handling very nicely. Is that the original fork?
bricky21 wrote:Here is a really informative geometry chart for the Arenberg. They even go on to explain their fork length and headset stack height both which will have effects on the geometry though the effects will be very slight, and unnoticeable to most.
Can't imagine any thing other than a wobble making sans hands riding sketchy. Unless you're negotiating curves. I replaced the 49mm offset, 470gm stock fork on my Specialized Roubaix with a 45mm Reynold's Ouzo and couldn't tell any difference in the steering.
wheelsONfire wrote: When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.
I have a frame that originally came with a 43mm fork that was impossible to ride hands off. A change to a 40mm fork made it possible. May not sound much but it translates to about an additional 6mm trail.
How many drivers does a buggy have?
So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.
Since I'm on vacation and my coffee is too hot to drink I decided to mock it up in bike cad using the geometry chart from above with the fork length(368) and headset stack height(12mm) listed in it(1'st picture). Then I changed only the fork offset from 40mm to 43mm(second pic). In the third I kept the additional 3 mm offset, and added 4mm to the fork length 1.7 mm to the bottom stack height.
Judge for yourself, but imo when starting out with the stock 55 geometry it would be really difficult to render that bike unstable with such a small change in fork offset.
To the OP do you have or have you had another bike that you could ride no hands( same saddle height/setback and cleat placement)?
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