I talked to Bruno from Foes a couple days ago because I was buying their demo FXR but it did not have a floating brake. He said that the difference is that you'll just have to adjust your riding style a little bit without it. The only thing really is that if you're going through rock gardens and brake while you're going through them, without the floating brake the shock will stiffen up a bit more than if it had the floating brake. Ideally, you would brake before you hit the rock garden and not while going through it. They are not installing the floating brake on any new bikes to save weight and just to keep it simple and not have more things break etc etc etc...Do you still need a floating rear brake to avoid brake jack?