chest puffing? Classy, i can see you just want to be argumentative and just dont know what your talking about. Sounds good to me.jdugen said:Ha! Its my turn now! Newtons Law, ( a good Salford lad). Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, cant f*ck with the basic laws of physics, no matter how much you puff your chest out. You are feeding a force into a structure, this force is operating around the central contact patch of the tyre. You are feeding this force at a point to the right (late) or the left (early models) of the GPZ / EX. Like it or not, that structure will attempt to twist around this central fulcrum. Unless you know more than Mr. Newton?
Newton actually has three laws that we commonly reference. Your speaking of the third which is actually "The mutual forces of action and reaction between two bodies are equal, opposite and collinear."
So we can apply this to the brake pads, and an equal force would be pushing on them from the rotor.
Ill go ahead and define collinear just so theres no confusion.
A set of points is collinear if they lie on a single straight line or a projective line.
So first I would like to point out that you have backed up your statement with something that you clearly do not understand very well because it does not apply to your explanation.
Secondly I would like to question what the twisting is you are talking about. Again, you clearly just dont understand physics. The caliper on your bike works by using a piston to push 2 brake pads together. These two brake pads sandwich a rotor. Mr Newtons third law, which you were so eager to point out and then completely ignore, tells us that there will be an equal force exerted on both sides of the rotor as well as the surface of each pad. These forces are equal according to mr newton and yet you seem to think that somehow an unequal twisting force is then applied. Your problem is you do not understand WHERE the forces are being applied. They are not applied to your forks. They are applied to your rotors and pads.
But but but the caliper is attached to the fork. Indeed it is. However because both sides of the pads apply equal forces to the rotor the system is contained inside of the caliper. The caliper centers itself over the rotor.
Went to school for engineering btw...