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thebikedoctor33 said:
i'm thinking like 169 degrees.... but i'm sure it could work
are you high??? 169 degrees...be serious
 

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thebikedoctor33 said:
high??? yur such a... a... silly silly guy...



no but seriously 169 sounds perfect... makes for impecable steering
ok not high just stupidity
 

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cghornets20 said:
how high is to high for the head angle.
For what type of ridin??

DH: I would say 66* max.
FR: 69* max
AM: 69* max
XC: 71* max

Personally, I'd prefer all my bikes to have a 66* headangle.

***(disclaimer: this is only my opinion and mine alone.)***
 

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cghornets20 said:
i'm on 71 right now so changing my fork would mess that up right
Well if you add a longer travel fork it will slack your head tube angle. For instance..
Say your current fork has 3" travel and the bike has a 71* HA. If you add a 5" travel fork it would slack your HA to about 69*or close to it. Which for DH/FR/DJ is better than 71*.

What bike and fork are you currently using?
 

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Is there an accurate way to measure the angle? I'm dumb and my protracter is broken. Thanks 4 any info.
 

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James @ Go-Ride said:
You can buy an anglemeter at most hardware stores, they have a flat edge with a magnet on them, and a weighted needle inside the dial.
Thanks James.
 
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