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  • boxfish
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    My mate took a Dremel to the post mount on his Fox 36 in order to use a floating rotor…the alternative, which would be my preference, is to use a normal rotor.

    Edit: I also had this when running a floating rotor on a centre lock adaptor. The alloy carrier for the rotor is too thick. Going to normal rotors solved it.

    spuddle
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    Had to do the same on my 36’s with a hope rotor, only had to file the paint off, no metal and it just clears

    06awjudd
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    Mine was pretty damn close to touching on my totems, you could try using washers as a form of spacer to push the rotor out a bit – I have no idea if it would work though?

    The alternative is to sell them (you’ll get a decent price) and get a normal rotor, in my experience floating rotors offer no benefit anyway.

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    I had the same with On-One carbon rigids. 😕

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Used to be a common complaint of Hope vs Fox, not much clearance on some Fox forks. I think most people resolve it by not using bloody silly expensive pointless floating rotors.

    Premier Icon davosaurusrex
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    My m4s squealed like banshees until I went to floating rotors. Clearance is ok on my revs but it’s a fag paper on the swingarm of my Sultan. I don’t want to take a file to it but….

    Thanks all for the advice; I’ll stick with the regular rotors I think.

    flowerman
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    When I got my domains and the floating rotors didnt fit I just ground some off with my angle grinder 🙂

    When I try to run a hope floating rotor on my fox 36s, the rotor rubs against the forks. The hub is a 20mm bolt through Roval. Has anyone else come across this and is there a solution ?

    bwaarp
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    Get the hub refaced? The problem tends to be the hub, my experience from hearing about this issue is that if you had a a Hope or Shimano hub it would most likely work.

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    bwaarp – Member

    if you had a a Hope or Shimano hub it would most likely work.

    Hope + Fox 32 F120 doesn’t clear- or at least, didn’t on my mate’s bike. And Shimano + 36 on another mate’s. (I had Roval and Revelations and they were fine but I think that might be the fork more than anything else)

    The amount of material you’d need to get faced off is huge- remember you need to keep some clearance so you’re not just taking off the few points of a mm to get it to stop touching in the best cases. Realistically you’d need to take it back a couple off mm to restore normal clearance.

    Superstar mention this may happen with their rotors

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