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Brake rotor making noise when dropping bike

Rowan404Rowan404 Posts: 104
edited July 2018 in MTB workshop & tech
Hey, just wondering. Is if normal to hear a clang from your brake rotor everytime you drop your bike? This happens for both front and back.

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Nope.
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  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,719
    Never noticed it on any of my bikes.
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  • steve_sordysteve_sordy Posts: 2,139
    When you say "drop your bike", could you be more specific please.
  • 02GF7402GF74 Posts: 1,294
    And what do you mean by clang,

    how do you know it is coming from the rotor,

    does it happen for both rotors.

    Really need more information.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    And when doing drops, or just dropping the bike............
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  • Rowan404Rowan404 Posts: 104
    Yes, picking up and dropping my bike. Of course if it happens there it will happen on the trail as well.
  • Rowan404Rowan404 Posts: 104
    02GF74 wrote:
    And what do you mean by clang,

    how do you know it is coming from the rotor,

    does it happen for both rotors.

    Really need more information.
    I don't see what else would make that sound at the front. It happens on both front and rear.
  • Rowan404Rowan404 Posts: 104
    And clang as in a clang that a metal object would make.
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Don't drop it then ? Sorted.
  • steve_sordysteve_sordy Posts: 2,139
    Rowan404 wrote:
    Yes, picking up and dropping my bike. Of course if it happens there it will happen on the trail as well.

    Discs hitting the ground?

    But why would you drop your bike? Don't you care about it?
  • JGTRJGTR Posts: 1,404
    It’s resonance, it won’t happen on the trail. Now go ride your bike.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    As above, how do you know it’s from the rotor? Pads moving in the calliper is more likely and perfectly normal.
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,719
    Post a video of the problem.
    ‘Clang’ doesn’t really tell us much.
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    And it all promised so so much”

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  • JGTRJGTR Posts: 1,404
    Unless your brakes rotors are loose, it’s resonance, most likely your tyres are over inflated and/or your suspension is set wrong (too firm/over inflated)
  • Rowan404Rowan404 Posts: 104
    Sorry about the confusion, I thought it would be obvious. I am not throwing my bike on the ground. I am picking up the bike and dropping it on its tires. It is definitely coming from the rotors.
  • Rowan404Rowan404 Posts: 104
    JGTR wrote:
    Unless your brakes rotors are loose, it’s resonance, most likely your tyres are over inflated and/or your suspension is set wrong (too firm/over inflated)
    Rotors are tight. So are calipers. Suspension is set up to correct sag and tires are as low as they can be so that I don't bash my rims.
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,719
    It's just resonance as the brake pads move when you drop the bike.
    Ignore it and go and ride.
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    And it all promised so so much”

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  • dirkpitt74dirkpitt74 Posts: 518
    Are they one piece or floating rotors?
    If floating it'll be the rotor moving on the carrier.
  • 02GF7402GF74 Posts: 1,294
    ^^^^ good one, formula r1, or was it hope saw, from a few years back would have the rivet loosen so the steel braking surface would move in relation to the alloy carrier.
  • Rowan404Rowan404 Posts: 104
    They are sram centerlock. I assumed it was resonance. Just wasn't sure if it was supposed to be happening.
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