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    Front pads catching but only when i turn my handlebars

    Hi peeps I have had this problem for 2 years and it is driving me insane I had quite old rockshox boxer forks and my mate told me to get later ones as stancions are thicker so you get less flex , ok so I did but problem is still there and now I hardly turn the handlebars at all and I can here them catching, the pads are siting with equal distance either side to the disc and don't rub when tested only when I ride the bike has anybody had this problem or know what it is or what I can do any help would be great its driving me insane

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    Surely someone has some advice on this

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    So you get light pad rub when you are cornering? Nothing when going straight?

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    Yeah it only does it when i corner ive been told rockshox boxxer forks all do this not so sure

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    Sounds like flex in the fork, nothing you can really do about it.

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    A stronger connection between the hub and fork helps. The solution could be as simple as tightening the QR. Thru-axle conversion (if your hub allows) is also one way to make it stiffer.

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    Rockshox boxxers have 20mm thru alxe which is as tight as it can be so not that was thinkin about fiting floating discs

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    That is as stiff as it will get, not sure what to tell you.

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    Be instresting to see if anybody else has had this problem with boxxer forks

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    How are your hub bearings? No slop there?

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    Problem could be play in the hub. Try grabbing the front wheel at the top and see if you can move it side-to-side at all. If you feel any kind knock or if the rim moves significantly then perhaps the bearings in the hub are worn. Many modern 20mm thru axle hubs use something like a 6804 cartridge bearing... cheap and easy to replace when they get worn out.

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    They are fine no play at all not long had them replaced

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    Floating rotors won't help with this issue either. The rivets on a floating rotor allow for a small amount of slippage as the diameter of the rotor track changes due to thermal expansion. Side to side the rotor is still held relatively firm.

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    Arr ok thanks for that well is it normal for these type of forks ti have this amount of flex

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    With a 20mm thru-axle that's installed tight enough I'd be really surprised if you could flex a fork enough to get rotor rub. Any time I've seen that happen it has been a problem with either the hub bearings or the QR/thru axle interface.

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    Mechanical disc? Housing too short?

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