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Outfront geometrie

What it is:

OutFront Steering Geometry pairs a slack head angle with a long fork offset (rake) to increase stability and confidence while maintaining agility.

Why it Matters:

OutFront gives you the best of both worlds: Stable, confident handling at high speeds, and quick, nimble handling at slow speeds.

Conventional thinking says that bike handling is either quick and agile, which makes them nervous and twitchy at speed, or it is slack and stable, which makes them sluggish and floppy when things slow down. OutFront Steering Geometry proves conventional thinking wrong.
OutFront starts with a progressively slack head angle, which improves high-speed stability and confidence, and pairs it with a longer-than-normal fork rake (offset). This long rake does two important things: One, it increases Front-Center distance more than the slack head angle could on its own, which puts the wheel further out in front of the rider, helping it ride up and over obstacles and reducing the likelihood of going over the bars in rough terrain or under panic braking. Two, it actually REDUCES a crucial measurement called ""trail"". Trail is the distance between where the head angle line, and a line drawn vertically down from the axle, meet the ground, and it is a key driver of the self-centering effect of bicycle steering. The bigger the ""trail"" measurements, the greater the self-centering effect and the slower the bicycle will steer. By using a longer fork rake to reduce the trail, we can exploit the stability of a slack head angle, without the sluggish slow speed handling usually associated with it. It's the best of both worlds: slack and stable on fast, challenging terrain, yet quick and agile at slow speeds and on climbs.

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