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faul RichardCunningham's article
Jan 11, 2019 at 10:47
Jan 11, 2019
Exploring the Relationship Between Handlebar vs Stem Length
@Mondbiker: I didn't undertood the question the same way. Obviously offset and "stem" both affect steering. But there is no relation between the two that gives an idea of how the bike will react. effective stem lengh gives a stable position (the center of the bar being the furthest away from COG). Increasing the effective stem lengh will increase potential energy (at a given position of COG), increasing in turn the (really tiny) "stiffness" of the steering from this position. Trail value in relation to wheelbase and wheel radius, will give another stable position of the steering, depending of the lean angle. It creates a relationship between lean angle and cornering raduis. that's what keeps you upright and it allow you to keep your COG more or less between your two wheels when cornering. Because of these two points, you only have to lean your bike (fitting the stable cornering radius and the corner you are riding) and more or less push on the bar (aligning your COG with the front wheel, outer pedal down and elbow out helps) to corner, rotating the bar is only required for minor corrections. There goes bar width but it's another chapter. So, as there is two different things happening, effective stem lengh and offset (in trail value) being separately involved, in no way you can find a relation between the two.
faul RichardCunningham's article
Jan 11, 2019 at 4:09
Jan 11, 2019
Exploring the Relationship Between Handlebar vs Stem Length
@Mondbiker: Why would they disagree? Is there a relation between the two? Fork offset does something else than modifying trail value? You can say something about the bike only looking at trail value?
faul RichardCunningham's article
Jan 10, 2019 at 11:13
Jan 10, 2019
Exploring the Relationship Between Handlebar vs Stem Length
No. There is no relation between the two. Fork offset only affect the trail value, and trail value alone doesn't tell anything.
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