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Trail: Steering Geometry

How exactly a bicycle remains upright is open to debate, with many a graduate student putting in late nights trying to figure it out on paper. Steering geometry and the basics of what makes a bike handle predictably is better understood, or at least falls into some generally agreed upon parameters. Bikes tend to look like bikes afterall, with the geometry differences between similar purpose bikes being fairly subtle. That said, small geometry changes can have large effects on a bike’s handling, especially when it comes to swapping forks. It’s best to stick to the numbers your bike was designed for, or at least go into things knowing enough to be dangerous.

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  1. Geekhouse NAHBS Polo Bike « Urban VeloMarch 9, 2011 at 3:11 am

    [...] guards, 135mm front and back spacing for interchangeable wheels, sub 1000mm wheelbase, track bike trail, S+S couplings for travel and black and yellow hometown colors. The Geekhouse crew pulled it all [...]

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