Socom FRO angle headset

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Socom FRO angle headset
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Posted: Jan 26, 2015 at 11:15 Quote
I've just recently started riding downhill ( bmx'er for nearly 30 years ). I rode a couple of expensive hire bikes first and then after so.e research bought a 2nd hand socom fro with boxer teams.. I absolutely love the feel of the bike and the confidence it gives me.
The bike needs a new headset and I'm toying with the idea of an angle adjust unit from works components. The headtube angle at present is 66.5 degrees most of the current crop of DH bikes seem to be 64 . So my question is ( and really I'm after opinions and views ) do I go for the 2 degree and slacken the bike out to 64.5 or be more conservative with a 1 or 1.5 degree set ?

Posted: Apr 20, 2015 at 3:22 Quote
I don't know if it would have the effect you are looking for but you could also get slacker drop-outs.

http://www.powellprecision.com

Slackens head angle 1 degree, lowers bottom bracket, increases wheel base.. I have the 150mm ones with a 180mm Totem and the bike handles awesomely good, definitely worth the investment.


 
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