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In years past...

50 mm of fork rake used to be common. Of course, the steering head angles were shallower back then as well.

Some common modern combinations include:

74 degree head angle w/40 mm fork rake

73 degree head angle w/43-45 fork rake

72 degree head angle w/50 mm fork rake

I've used a 50 mm rake fork on two different frames that have used a head angles of 73 degrees and have found them to have medium-fast steering with lots of bump compliance (key point here).

As a side note, Richard Sachs builds most (all?) of his frames using 50+ mm of fork rake. What does that tell you?

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