Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
short rake forks
What is the shortest rake you can get for a stock MTB fork? There are a bunch of grass polo guys here in paris (well the banlieue) that ride some weird custom bikes with a super short rake and almost vertical head tube. These bikes are pretty sweet polo bikes, they can pivot with their front wheel almost at 90deg. So this got me wondering if there are zero rake forks for MTB being made. Obviously there is an issue about the wheel overlapping the frame but I think most MTB dont have this problem.