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    Front Rotor not aligned?

    When I lightly tap the rear rotor, I hear this nice metallic ring, kinda like a tuning fork. When I do this to the front rotor, I hear a dull thwack . . . little to no resonance. I assume this to mean something is outta alignment. Where would I start?

    These are brand new Avid Elixir 5's on a 2011 Fox Float.

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    If the front rotor is bigger than the rear then it will sound different. If you can spin the wheel without the pads rubbing then you are OK

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7
    When I lightly tap the rear rotor, I hear this nice metallic ring, kinda like a tuning fork. When I do this to the front rotor, I hear a dull thwack . . . little to no resonance. I assume this to mean something is outta alignment. Where would I start?

    These are brand new Avid Elixir 5's on a 2011 Fox Float.
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    They certainly work, however there's definitely pad rub, and uneven at that. Its not constant around the entire rotor, but its clearly not properly aligned.

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    Rub it............
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    The rotors are thin enough to be tweaked so they don't rub. You can use an adjustable wrench and LIGHTLY apply pressure away from where its rubbing. I prefer to use this tool.

    http://parktool.com/products/detail....t=14&item=DT-2

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