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So is it the rake or the trail that determines how fast or slow a bike steers? Lot of things I read and hear seem to use the two interchangeably at random? Which is it?

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The more vertical the forks are and the shorter the trail, the quicker the steering action is.
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Look at the difference in rake:

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This article on the subject is an eye opener.
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Rake is what you scrape up the leaves on the lawn with, and trail is what's left behind when you're dumping them in the trash bin.
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