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Of the 29er suspension forks out there, which would have the slowest steering?
 

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It depends

All of the suspension forks out there, unless there is something about the Maverick that I don't know, use 38 or 39mm of rake. So if your frame is built for the correct length fork, they will all generate pretty much the same trail figure, which means they will all basically steer the same.

If the frame is kept the same, and we are comparing apples to apples (80mm travel forks only) the Reba will probably make the bike steer a bit slower because it's ~7mm longer than the White Brothers. I don't know the lengths of the Maverick, Winwood, or other sussy forks well enough to say much more than that.

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POG said:
Of the 29er suspension forks out there, which would have the slowest steering?
 

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Thanks for the info...

Walt said:
All of the suspension forks out there, unless there is something about the Maverick that I don't know, use 38 or 39mm of rake. So if your frame is built for the correct length fork, they will all generate pretty much the same trail figure, which means they will all basically steer the same.

If the frame is kept the same, and we are comparing apples to apples (80mm travel forks only) the Reba will probably make the bike steer a bit slower because it's ~7mm longer than the White Brothers. I don't know the lengths of the Maverick, Winwood, or other sussy forks well enough to say much more than that.

-Walt
I needed it put in plain english that way since a rake is something I use in the yard and a trail is something I ride on.
 

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Walt said:
All of the suspension forks out there, unless there is something about the Maverick that I don't know, use 38 or 39mm of rake. -Walt
I think the WB forks have 41mm rake....am I wrong in this?
 
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