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Doug, I've never heard of a 50mm rake, but I can tell you that increasing rake will decrease trail and let the bike turn quicker (at least at higher speeds) and may cause it to feel less stable, even though the wheelbase will be longer. Wheel base does not effect how the front of the bike turns. Going from 43 to 50 would be a very big change. I changed the fork on my primary bike from 43 to 40 (both Ouzo Pro) and I could definitely feel a difference, and in this case both forks have advantages. The 40 results in more trail and enhances the bikes ability to return to or maintain a straight path.
Edit: (I did not see Dave's post before writing mine)
~Al
 
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