Tripple Clamp Offset

RMrider

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#1
I see and hear all of this talk abotu KTM tripple clamp offset. What is the deal? All this talk about different ammounts of offset in sizes from 14mm to 24mm. What exactly is tripple clamp offset. I feel really dumb for not knowing but I cant seem to find any info anywhere explaining what it is (just arguments about what is best).

Thanks Guys :worship:
Ty
 

Rich Rohrich

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Triple clamp offset in combination with steering head angle (RAKE) determines TRAIL and influences handling characteristics and stability.

Here's a GREAT article on the subject by Tony Foale (who wrote the definitive book on chassis function) :

http://www.tonyfoale.com/Articles/RakeEx/RakeEx.htm