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Yeah, I wasn't super clear about my thought process here. More offset does make for less stable (quicker) _steering_. My thoughts were more about increasing the front-centre of the bike. Pushing the front wheel out a bit would keep me from going over the bars on truly steep and scary stuff - a situation where I find myself regularly. I'm often on trails where the rear wheel is unweighted to the point where it is almost losing contact with the ground. I do feel that the increased offset helped a bit in these situations. I think that the ideal solution would have been to increase the _reach_ along with the front-centre, while keeping offset the same. Of course, this would mean changing the frame itself (which I did end up doing in the end anyway!).
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