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Old 11-18-11, 02:58 PM   #1
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Front Wheel Pulling Left When Braking

About an hour ago I was on my Trek Utopia moving at around 20 mph when I hit the brakes the slow down my front whhel pulled left toward the brake. This continued until I got home. This bike has mechanical discs does anybody know what is causing this or how to fix it?
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Old 11-18-11, 03:14 PM   #2
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Are you saying the wheel actually moved in the fork? THen the problem is that your wheel was not properly fastened into your fork.
If you mean the wheel and fork actually turned to the left with the handlebars, then this is something usually caused by a misaligned fork and frame. Perhaps the wheel was not properly fastened into the dropouts and the brakes made the wheel shift slightly and this cause misalignment and caused the bike to pull to the side.

The first thing I would check is that the quick release is properly tightened.
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Also check to see if you have a broken axle.
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I have Pinheads on the bike so the forst thing I'll do is try tightening it and go from there. Thanks for the help.
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I have Pinheads on the bike so the forst thing I'll do is try tightening it and go from there. Thanks for the help.
I sold thousands of sets of Pinheads over the years. IMO they're not secure enough for disc front wheels, especially if there's any slop in the axle fit within the dropout.

As DCBO said, of the wheel is tight in the fork, any pulling when braking is because the front and rear wheel tracks aren't in line, so front end braking is creating a torque or pull.
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