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Headtube Angle

The head tube angle refers to the angle of the head tube to the ground and will commonly be described as either 'slack' or 'steep'. A slack head tube angle requires more effort to steer but performs better at slow speeds. A steep head tube angle is found on performance road race, requiring less effort to steer which is better for high-speed handling. Mountain bikes will generally have a slacker head tube angle than road bike to provide greater stability on rough, technical trails.