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    Brake question: Hope Mini rotors w/ Formula Brakes?

    I know that people like 1Speed_Mike have owned both Hope Minis and B4s (some of you at the same time on different bikes,,,). My question is: can you use Hope Mini 160mm and 140mm rotors with B4 calipers without issues? Are one set of rotors thicker than the other? Will there be squeeling or rubbing issues?

    Thanks for any info!

    *Edit: I should probably ask this on the brake forum, eh?
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    As I recall

    Hope rotors are slightly thicker than the Formula's. At any rate, my pre-Mono Mini rotors definitely are. I'm not sure about '04 stuff, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ-X
    I know that people like 1Speed_Mike have owned both Hope Minis and B4s (some of you at the same time on different bikes,,,). My question is: can you use Hope Mini 160mm and 140mm rotors with B4 calipers without issues? Are one set of rotors thicker than the other? Will there be squeeling or rubbing issues?

    Thanks for any info!

    *Edit: I should probably ask this on the brake forum, eh?
    I've got B4 SL+ and Mono Minis right now...I'll measure the 4 rotors today and will post back on their dimensions. The Mono Mini's rotors are much different than the previous Minis rotors. As Eric indicated, the Mini rotor was thicker than the B4 and Mono Mini rotors, so that may be an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ-X
    I know that people like 1Speed_Mike have owned both Hope Minis and B4s (some of you at the same time on different bikes,,,). My question is: can you use Hope Mini 160mm and 140mm rotors with B4 calipers without issues? Are one set of rotors thicker than the other? Will there be squeeling or rubbing issues?

    Thanks for any info!

    *Edit: I should probably ask this on the brake forum, eh?
    I guess I should ask the question....why? The Hope Mini rotors are much heavier than the B4 rotors.
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    Thanks for checking, Mike.

    I will have 2 wheel sets, one with full sized tires and one with 1" slicks for the road and trainer, and I can get the Mini rotors much cheaper than the Formula rotors for the second wheelset.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1speed_Mike
    I guess I should ask the question....why? The Hope Mini rotors are much heavier than the B4 rotors.

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