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Hello,
Need some help here to evaluate what are the effects of upgrading to a different fork would have on the ride of the bike, whether it's negative or positive.
bike: Scott CR1 Pro with orig CR1 pro fork.
plan to upgrade the fork to a Ritchey WCS full carbon fork.
Here's the thing: the Ritchey fork would results in the front end of the bike half an inch lower than the original fork. i.e. the head tube would be half inches lower.
I understand this will change the HT angle, seatube angle, BB height.
Can someone make a accessment of what're the effect regarding the ride with the new fork? negative or positive?
looks to me the center of gravity has been lower, the ST angle has ben steepen, the HT angle has been steepen, BB has been lower.
Does half an inch even affecting the ride much at all?

Thanks for you help.
Kwan
 

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screws up the trail...

You better get an accuarate measurement of the fork length difference. FWIW, a 10mm difference increases the head tube angle by about .7 degrees and reduces the trail by 4mm.

To correct the trail, you the fork rake should be reduced by about 4mm.

The ride difference is no likely to be noticed, but the quicker steering will be.
 
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