What does offset mean on a fork?

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1/14/2014 9:36 PM

33mm offset compared to 36mm offset fork?

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1/14/2014 9:42 PM

It's how far forward or backward your wheel is. Some like it closer to them for more response, some prefer a further out wheel for mellow feel good for jumps and flowing.

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1/14/2014 9:46 PM

36mm fork means the slot where the wheel sits to the center of the fork leg. a 36mm fork will be harder to nose manual that a 33mm. But for me, that 3mm difference doesnt do much. I think for either to make a difference it has to be atleast 5-7mm difference for the fork to be super different.

This also depends on your headtube. If you have a 75 ht with a 25mm offset fork itll be similar to 74 ht with like 10mm offset forks. If you have a 75.5 with a 35mm offset fork, it is the same for NOSE MANUALS. Personally, even though i dont run it because i cant afford to buy new forks all the time and such, a 75 headtube with 25mm forks SPINS the best for BARSPINS. Another thing that contributes to nose manuals is the length of your stem. If you have a 55mm reach stem you can put your weight over the bars more and over the offset of the forks, giving you much more leverage.

So if you want a relaxed feel, get a 74 headtube with 35mm forks. For a super responsive feel, get a 75.5 headtube and 25mm forks with a SHORT 48mm stem. Anthing in between is great. Personally, i run 32mm offset forks with a 74.5 headtube. It is just fine but i kinda wish i had some Odyssey R25s on it.

For the simplest answer, 36mm will be more stable and 33mm (which really isnt much of a difference) will be a little more responsive. Hope this helps!

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1/14/2014 10:44 PM

I just picked up a pair of fast pitch forks with a 13 mm offset and I ride 75 headtube should be an interesting change from regular pitchforks

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1/14/2014 11:05 PM

ok thanks well said

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1/15/2014 4:45 AM

MaximusBikes wrote:

36mm fork means the slot where the wheel sits to the center of the fork leg. a 36mm fork will be harder to nose manual that a 33mm. But for me, that 3mm difference doesnt do much. I think for either to make a difference it has to be atleast 5-7mm difference for the fork to be super different.

This also depends on your headtube. If you have a 75 ht with a 25mm offset fork itll be similar to 74 ht with like 10mm offset forks. If you have a 75.5 with a 35mm offset fork, it is the same for NOSE MANUALS. Personally, even though i dont run it because i cant afford to buy new forks all the time and such, a 75 headtube with 25mm forks SPINS the best for BARSPINS. Another thing that contributes to nose manuals is the length of your stem. If you have a 55mm reach stem you can put your weight over the bars more and over the offset of the forks, giving you much more leverage.

So if you want a relaxed feel, get a 74 headtube with 35mm forks. For a super responsive feel, get a 75.5 headtube and 25mm forks with a SHORT 48mm stem. Anthing in between is great. Personally, i run 32mm offset forks with a 74.5 headtube. It is just fine but i kinda wish i had some Odyssey R25s on it.

For the simplest answer, 36mm will be more stable and 33mm (which really isnt much of a difference) will be a little more responsive. Hope this helps!

I run 75.5°, 25mm offset with 52mm reach tongue super responsive.

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1/15/2014 3:19 PM

T-rider wrote:

I run 75.5°, 25mm offset with 52mm reach tongue super responsive.

I would die haha I like 75 headtube with 32 offset. Too bad i dont have it haha

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1/15/2014 3:38 PM

MaximusBikes wrote:

I would die haha I like 75 headtube with 32 offset. Too bad i dont have it haha

i don't know my head tube angle but i run a sunday freeze on some r32s

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1/15/2014 3:45 PM

Soo i can make my bike feel shorter? More responsive with less offset?

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1/15/2014 3:46 PM

RxKing wrote:

Soo i can make my bike feel shorter? More responsive with less offset?

if the offset is bigger the bike feels bigger… simple as that

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1/15/2014 5:50 PM

75 headtube, 13 offset forks
shits cash, fine for trails aswell

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1/15/2014 6:18 PM

I'm pretty psyched to get riding them in the spring I don't think ill have any problems adjusting

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1/15/2014 7:50 PM

I didn't know they made 36mm forks. I thought the majority of forks were only 32mm and 25mm.

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9/3/2014 12:04 PM

MaximusBikes wrote:

36mm fork means the slot where the wheel sits to the center of the fork leg. a 36mm fork will be harder to nose manual that a 33mm. But for me, that 3mm difference doesnt do much. I think for either to make a difference it has to be atleast 5-7mm difference for the fork to be super different.

This also depends on your headtube. If you have a 75 ht with a 25mm offset fork itll be similar to 74 ht with like 10mm offset forks. If you have a 75.5 with a 35mm offset fork, it is the same for NOSE MANUALS. Personally, even though i dont run it because i cant afford to buy new forks all the time and such, a 75 headtube with 25mm forks SPINS the best for BARSPINS. Another thing that contributes to nose manuals is the length of your stem. If you have a 55mm reach stem you can put your weight over the bars more and over the offset of the forks, giving you much more leverage.

So if you want a relaxed feel, get a 74 headtube with 35mm forks. For a super responsive feel, get a 75.5 headtube and 25mm forks with a SHORT 48mm stem. Anthing in between is great. Personally, i run 32mm offset forks with a 74.5 headtube. It is just fine but i kinda wish i had some Odyssey R25s on it.

For the simplest answer, 36mm will be more stable and 33mm (which really isnt much of a difference) will be a little more responsive. Hope this helps!

so can any offset fit on any frame? I have the totalbmx kilabee frame and im thinking on getting some forks with 26mm offset. would that fit?

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9/3/2014 12:32 PM

MaximusBikes wrote:

36mm fork means the slot where the wheel sits to the center of the fork leg. a 36mm fork will be harder to nose manual that a 33mm. But for me, that 3mm difference doesnt do much. I think for either to make a difference it has to be atleast 5-7mm difference for the fork to be super different.

This also depends on your headtube. If you have a 75 ht with a 25mm offset fork itll be similar to 74 ht with like 10mm offset forks. If you have a 75.5 with a 35mm offset fork, it is the same for NOSE MANUALS. Personally, even though i dont run it because i cant afford to buy new forks all the time and such, a 75 headtube with 25mm forks SPINS the best for BARSPINS. Another thing that contributes to nose manuals is the length of your stem. If you have a 55mm reach stem you can put your weight over the bars more and over the offset of the forks, giving you much more leverage.

So if you want a relaxed feel, get a 74 headtube with 35mm forks. For a super responsive feel, get a 75.5 headtube and 25mm forks with a SHORT 48mm stem. Anthing in between is great. Personally, i run 32mm offset forks with a 74.5 headtube. It is just fine but i kinda wish i had some Odyssey R25s on it.

For the simplest answer, 36mm will be more stable and 33mm (which really isnt much of a difference) will be a little more responsive. Hope this helps!

That_BmxKid wrote:

so can any offset fit on any frame? I have the totalbmx kilabee frame and im thinking on getting some forks with 26mm offset. would that fit?

Any offset on any frame correct..

Just comes down to personal preference.. I run 32mm offset Sunday forks.. 32 or 36 not 100% with a S&M BTM 75HT.. I struggle to get into nose manuals but I can pop nollies no problem.. high enough to nollie feeble ledges and shit.. might just be a commitment thing for me really..

Just get what you like.. if you want your front end to be as responsive as your back.. get the 26mm offset.. if you want a mellow front end then get the 36 or 32s..

In the end its personal preference.. but to answer your question yes any offset fits any frame..

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9/3/2014 12:55 PM

BLVCK wrote:

Any offset on any frame correct..

Just comes down to personal preference.. I run 32mm offset Sunday forks.. 32 or 36 not 100% with a S&M BTM 75HT.. I struggle to get into nose manuals but I can pop nollies no problem.. high enough to nollie feeble ledges and shit.. might just be a commitment thing for me really..

Just get what you like.. if you want your front end to be as responsive as your back.. get the 26mm offset.. if you want a mellow front end then get the 36 or 32s..

In the end its personal preference.. but to answer your question yes any offset fits any frame..

thanks man I appreciate it!

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9/3/2014 3:25 PM

That_BmxKid wrote:

so can any offset fit on any frame? I have the totalbmx kilabee frame and im thinking on getting some forks with 26mm offset. would that fit?

BLVCK wrote:

Any offset on any frame correct..

Just comes down to personal preference.. I run 32mm offset Sunday forks.. 32 or 36 not 100% with a S&M BTM 75HT.. I struggle to get into nose manuals but I can pop nollies no problem.. high enough to nollie feeble ledges and shit.. might just be a commitment thing for me really..

Just get what you like.. if you want your front end to be as responsive as your back.. get the 26mm offset.. if you want a mellow front end then get the 36 or 32s..

In the end its personal preference.. but to answer your question yes any offset fits any frame..

That_BmxKid wrote:

thanks man I appreciate it!

Dude. I don't know what BLVCK is smoking, but it won't always work. Especially with Total frames. My friend had a Total and anything under 30 caused his headset to stop spinning well at all.

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9/3/2014 6:18 PM

BLVCK wrote:

Any offset on any frame correct..

Just comes down to personal preference.. I run 32mm offset Sunday forks.. 32 or 36 not 100% with a S&M BTM 75HT.. I struggle to get into nose manuals but I can pop nollies no problem.. high enough to nollie feeble ledges and shit.. might just be a commitment thing for me really..

Just get what you like.. if you want your front end to be as responsive as your back.. get the 26mm offset.. if you want a mellow front end then get the 36 or 32s..

In the end its personal preference.. but to answer your question yes any offset fits any frame..

That_BmxKid wrote:

thanks man I appreciate it!

Collin_McClenahan wrote:

Dude. I don't know what BLVCK is smoking, but it won't always work. Especially with Total frames. My friend had a Total and anything under 30 caused his headset to stop spinning well at all.

This makes sense.Collin knows watsup

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