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Is it normal that front wheel bends when front disk brakes are applied?

It possible the wheel skewer is not tightened enough.
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Are brake calipers directional?

You are creating a custom project, which reminded me of another custom project I saw recently: https://www.englishcycles.com/custombikes/project-right/ The bike in the above link has a single blade ...
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Are brake calipers directional?

Tadpole trikes have mostly had standard disc calipers running backwards on the left wheel for as long as they've existed as a category. There's not really a major concern here. How to design the mount ...
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Are brake calipers directional?

Edit: Note that my answer is all purely theoretical speculation. Nathan’s factual answer establishes the reality that the limitations I highlight are not problematic in real life. From looking at XTR ...
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Wheel not straight in dropouts - can this cause brake rub?

Logically there's no proof here that the dropouts aren't straight. To measure the alignment of the dropouts you need either dropout alignment tools, which measure their alignment relative to each ...
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Shimano SM RT800 rotors on BR-RX400 brakes

Yes, there aren't really any caveats with mixing and matching rotors within Shimano's line, assuming the correct size, mounting type, and pad compound (in the case of the low-end Resin Only rotors).
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Can I convert a rim brake wheel to a disc brake wheel?

I did it, 140 mm disc and it's working. Stabel with 4 bolts. Front one it's not possiable, too narrow.
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How to adjust Shimano M315 disc brakes?

I presume from your statement "...less effective than usual." the brakes are not working as well as the used to. This means they probably need a bleed. First thing to check is reach adjust, ...
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How to adjust Shimano M315 disc brakes?

Dont know too much about bike hydraulic systems but done plenty of cars. I suspect that this problem is because the M315 may be a closed system ie hydraulics dont automatically compensate for pad wear ...
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How tight should I screw my thru-axles?

I had an accident on Sunday because my back wheel locked as I was going downhill at 30+kph. Through axel I imagine was a bit loose and became kisser and looser over a couple of long rides! My cycle ...
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