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A tree with a fork in it.....positions

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Ive been experimenting around with different fork height settings (changing how much of the forks stick out the top of the tree).

I'm wondering if you guys have noticed any differences in ride, handling etc with different heights ? If so what height (amount of fork sticking up through the top of the tree) do you prefer ?
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A lot of guys in the past say the bikes handle better when the bikes are lowered a bit. But lowering only the front end doesn't help it much. I would think it would make it handle worse. What have you come up with so far? Better or worse?

Well since I got the bike there was always a little bit sticking up out of the top of the tree maybe 1/2 inch or so.....yesterday I saw in the manual that it says that it should be flush so I moved the forks down so as to be flush and the only thing I really noticed is now I need to adjust my bars and/or seat back a bit to far as the way the bike handles I don't feel any real difference. Of course we're only talking 1/2 - 3/4 inch difference.
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