• Rotor size has no effect on the maximum loading on the fork

    If the caliper is further away, there's more leverage on the mounting post, no? I'm genuinely asking because physics was lost on me at school

    The limiting factor is how big a brake disc you can fit before it hits the inside of the fork leg. It's a geometric limitation, not a strength limit.

    On fork legs that taper, I get that. But on a straight legged suspension fork, the rotor will never touch no matter how large a rotor. Yet there's a maximum spec'd size from the manufacturer. I appreciate I'm including all forks in this debate, road and MTB

  • There’s more leverage on the adapter if you make the adapter longer, but the torque going into the fork legs is the same. I’ve never seen the mounting points on a fork fail before an adapter.


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