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    Hope floating rotor is... floating`

    Got a Hope 140 floating rotor on the back and the disc is rocking on the carrier. If I lock the rear brake I can rock the wheel back and forth. There is play at the rivet where the carrier and disc are attache. Anyone have this happen before? Can I ride it like this or is it going to fail when I least want it? I have three sets of these and this is the only one to do this.

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    Thats sounds like wear to the aluminium carrier and will become disproportionately worse very quickly. I wouldn't ride with it again, it's unlikely to fail but it shouldn't have any play.

    Ironically the best road-racing discs in the bike world all nearly always fully floating, but sadly yours shouldn't be.

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    I contacted hope about this a while ago, and they said it was normal for the rotors to develop some play between the carrier and rotor itself.

    I replaced the rotor with a 183mm rotor anyways as I didn't like the idea that they had separated like that. My LBS said that bike brakes don't typically get used in two directions so the play shouldn't be noticeable.

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    Just checked my Hope floating rotors and there is no play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by santacruzflyer View Post
    Got a Hope 140 floating rotor on the back and the disc is rocking on the carrier. If I lock the rear brake I can rock the wheel back and forth. There is play at the rivet where the carrier and disc are attache. Anyone have this happen before? Can I ride it like this or is it going to fail when I least want it? I have three sets of these and this is the only one to do this.

    Santacruzflyer, That happened to me twice on 2 different bikes on the rear wheel, I have changed the rotors, I do not like the way it feels , it is actually floating and for sure there is a lot of play between the disk and the carrier.

    I have already ordered the new Formula Rotors
    FORMULA Bremsscheibe zweiteilig schwarz 160 mm 6-Loch 95g, 57,50 &eur
    ligth ( not too ligth ) but not floating and less bend.

    Best

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    The same happened to a friends Shimano RT-76 rotor after a season's use. It's definitely ready to be replaced...

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    I had the same feeling you described but it was the entire rotor moving on the rotor bolts/bolt holes (not the floating rotor on the carrier)... So I just tightened the rotor bolts a bit more... and I don't rock back and forth on the brake... I just use the brake to slow down and stop (no pushing/rocking backwards on the brake).

    Therefore, the rotor is only ever pulled in one direction and no play occurs.

    Hope that makes sense!

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    pads rocking

    This happened to me with a brand new set of Hope brakes, but after about 5 rides the play disappeared.

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