We’re kicking off a new BikeRadar Podcast ‘Tech Talk’ series with a look at the potentially confusing topic of fork offset. What does it mean? How does it work? Will it make any difference whatsoever to your life?
Fork offset dictates your bike’s trail figure, and this impacts on how stable, or calm, your bike feels on the trail. In recent years, bike manufacturers have woken up to the difference this can make to handling, but it’s not quite so simple, as we explore in this episode.
Seb started experimenting with fork offset before anyone really bothered to care, so we reckon he’s the best person to guide us through this tricky topic.
The links you need
- Tony Foal – Experiments with steering geometry
- Interview: Chris Porter on his custom Nicolai (pre-Geometron, from 2014)
- Pushing the limits of fork offset – an experiement
- What’s the future of MTB geometry?
- The ultimate guide to bike geometry and handling
- Specialized Epic Evo first ride review
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Any more for any more?
If you’ve any questions on this topic, please leave them in the comments and we’ll get back to you. If there are any other geeky areas you want us to talk about in future episodes, let us know too!
Coming up we’ve got episodes about suspension dampers, suspension springs and other areas of bike geometry, but we’re always looking for more ideas.