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Are they less prone to bending in a mild impact? Easier/harder to true? Other upsides or downsides. I'll be looking for a new 203 rotor for my Saint brakes (old style).
 

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Not really any less prone to damage, harder to true, lighter, better heat management, often creates clearance issues due to the wider spider and rivets.
 

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Not really any less prone to damage, harder to true, lighter, better heat management, often creates clearance issues due to the wider spider and rivets.
+1.

I run Hope floating M4s on a couple different bikes, and have had to dremel a couple of calipers and rivets. Truing them is a pain in the ass. Otherwise, they spill heat like a champ and are lighter.
 

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i slightly disagree, I am a BIG fan of hope but do not like their floating rotors.

Hard to say which is damaged easier.
Floating rotors are massively easier to true, much easier than any solid.

Clearance on Hope required me to file down my brake and my fork.

I now use the new shimano xt floating rotor, much better design.
flatter, looks higher tech, no clearance.

Hope let themselves down with this one.
 

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hope floating rotors are plain awesome, they are the only rotor i have not warped to the point of having to go in the bin. 2years on one saw 203 rotor and hasn't needed truing, standard hope m4 rotor didnt stand a chance, lasted 6 months, ashmia airotor lasted a month! and many others just lasted between 6months and a month.
 

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Ping ping ping!

They look nice, but mine pinged so much it drove me nutz, seems as soon as rotors ot a little heat off they went.

Magura imo make the best rotors though, silent, and deadly, both a little heavier than std rotors.

I just use basic Avid Rs and std rotors now, ime its not much getting a twist over, most brakes out there nowadays are pretty decent, if its for bling then waste of money, but what ever many will disagree, but drive/ride for show imo.
 
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