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    Helius steering issues

    At low speeds the steering of my 2005 Helius feels very unstable and as soon as it gets slightly off-centre actively pulls left or right - off-putting on slow, tight bends. I'm using Revelation forks and the problem persists at any fork length or rear shock setting. I've also played around with the head set (CK, appears fine) and the frame seems true. Has anyone else noticed this - is it just a function of the relatively slack head angle?

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    what frame do you have? based on what i can gather on your post, it would seem like it is the slack head angle ...

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    Sorry, it's a Helius CC (large)!

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    Does your headset have a flat spot in the centre? That might cause it to feel like it is actively pulling to either side.

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    make sure you keep your fork travel to below 125mm ...

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    The fact that he says it seems to be independent of fork travel setting actually suggests something else. I'd expect a bike to steer noticably quicker at 100mm rather than 130 on a Revelation. However, the 05 CC was optimised for a 100mm fork so it should feel best at that setting on undulating singletrack.
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