front shocks on a rigid frame

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    I add front shocks on my bike that didn't have them to begin with...I had to jump through a few hoops to get them on proper but nevertheless they were installed shop quality. just to look at the bike I new the whole geometry was out of wack...the center line from front axle to bottom bracket extended giving me a nervous feel in steering. The trail of the front wheel would change with the give of the shocks considering the back wheel center line was lower then the front lol....screw that I mess I like the stability and hip steering of the original gt talera set up. Has any one found a good set of shocks that works good on a mountain bike rigid frame? Like I said I like my steering tight...my frame has a good angle for it and oem is half inch rake
     
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    How do I find the degree of my front end?
     
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    How do I find the degree of my front end? 20170723_094439.jpg
     

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    Look up rake and trail?......................Curt
     

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