Lowering the rear vs trail

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Aaugman

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It would decrease trail, lowering would bring the back forward brining it closer to the front axle (the alxe being the pivot) but it wouldn't make a difference because the decrease in height gets less as it gets closer to the front, so at the neck, (where you start your trail calc) if you dropped the rear 2 inches, it's not a 2" drop/rotation at the neck.

With a drawing program you can work out the degree change, over the distance of the bike I think it would be a few mils
 

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