If you bike has a 1.5″ of tapered headset you can use an adjustable headset like this one from Cane Creek to adjust the headset angle. You can make it steeper for sharper handling or slacker for more relaxed steering.
It’s an expensive [$200+] and esoteric way to tweak your ride, but I think it’s great. You can really fine tune a mountain bike for every trip you go on which is amazingly sweet. Add in a travel adjust fork and you are dialing in your bike’s handling in a way that riders never dreamed of.
“The all-new AngleSet threadless headset makes it possible to change the game. With AngleSet the head angle of a mountain bike can be transformed with ease, as the low-stack-height AngleSet offers up to six offset angle adjustments. With steeper or slacker adjustments from 0.5 to 1.5 degrees, dialing in the perfect geometry to attack the trail is a breeze. The design of AngleSet is head-tube length independent and fits most popular head-tube standards. A self-aligning feature between the bearings and the steerer-tube ensures a perfect fit and makes fork installation a snap.”
|Cups & Covers||7075 T-6 Aluminum|
|Head-Tube Length||Design is head-tube length independent|
|Alignment||Bearings self-align with steerer-tube under compression|
|Offsets||Steeper or Slacker +/- 0.5, +/- 1.0, +/- 1.5 & Neutral 0.0|
|Crown Race||Fully face-sealed crown race|
|Bearings||Dependable black-oxide, sealed cartridge bearings|
|Interlok®||Interlok® spacer compatible|
|Manufacturing||Cut in Cane Creek’s Fletcher, NC machining facility from U.S.- made aluminum|