What is the minimum clearance between the front brake caliper and the wheel spokes?
This 4-Pot Brembo is very fat, and has about 3mm clearance from the spokes... And that is after I put spacers behind the rotor to move it out slightly. (was touching the spokes before the spacers)
I'm just concerned about any flex in the wheel or brake rotor causing the caliper to take out my wheel spokes.
I'd like to know if I'm safe with 3mm, or if I should mill down the backside of the caliper some 2mm or so. (Caliper wall thickness is roughly 7mm)
As you could imagine, milling down my brand new Brembo caliper is not a very attractive option.
I did have my friend hold the handlebars firmly as I tried to flex the wheel/forks by hand and I couldn't get that sucker to budge.
However there is probably a lot more force being applied when landing jumps/wheelies or going hard into a corner.
Although, it just occured to me that the gyro effect of the wheel will assist in fighting any flex at speed.
The only other concern is flex in the 320 pizza rotor, I can force the caliper by hand into the spokes without much effort because the rotor is so large it's quite bendy.