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Brake Caliper/Spokes Clashing

steelosteelo Posts: 541
edited July 2014 in MTB workshop & tech
I have a Specialized Rockhopper and riding it last night I noticed that the spokes of the front wheel (Bontrager rim and s/s spokes) was running so close to the inside edge of the caliper that you could hear some spokes striking the caliper. This hasn't happened before and I've never noticed the wheel running so close to the caliper. I checked the wheel and the spokes are all intact, all have a decently high pitch tune, the wheel isn't buckled either.

Has anyone else experienced this before? Are brake calipers designed to run almost against the spokes!?!?

The front brake works perfectly well with the 160mm rotor by the way.
Specialized Rockhopper '07
Trek Fuel EX8 '09

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