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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:53 pm 
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I installed Kettle's SiCCC rotors a few days ago on a cross bike (that I actually use as a winter road bike), and I'm happy to report that they work as well as the steel rotors I had before. Might be a good option for road disc.

I put a detailed review and pictures on my blog, but briefly make sure you follow the bed-in procedure properly! Without the bed-in procedure they only offer about 50% of the braking strength of a steel rotor, after the bed-in I got about 90%, and a few dozen miles after that they are indistinguishable from steel rotors.

I actually didn't buy the rotors because of the weight, I bought them in the hope that they'd reduce the screeching and chattering I'd get with steel rotors. They do: no squeaking, just a quiet sanding noise when I first apply the brakes. I wonder what's happening to my pads?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:40 pm 
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Thanks for the info on the rotors. Your blog has some beautiful pictures of the Catskills scenery!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:05 am 
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Keep us updated please, as I am considering these as well fir the road here.

What sizes did you get ?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:35 am 
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160/160. I put them on a Lynskey that I use as a winter bike.

I just got back from a longer (50 mile) ride with them, and they seem to be getting even better.

The "sanding" noise they make when braking is a little odd. I am concerned that I am going to go through brake pads quickly. I'll take the pads out and look at them after 200-300 miles.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:36 am 
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Oh, one thing I will say though is it is really nice not to have screaming brakes. No matter what I did the old BB7 stock rotors screeched like hell when they got wet. These are completely silent.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:04 am 
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Pad wear will be interesting, but there is mo reason for it to be much different.

Do you notice any difference between cold/hot braking and dry/wet at all ?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:02 pm 
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It has been wet and raining since the day I installed them, so I haven't been able to compare with dry conditions.

As far as hot/cold, I'm not sure how I'd test that efficiently. They work fine from the start of each ride though, and don't appear to get any better.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:25 am 
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Any further updates xrs2 ?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:28 am 
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I ordered a 203 mm SiCCC rotor for my tandem, and it will probably ship this week. I look forward to putting it to the test on stopping power and heat management.

On MTBR forum, users think these don't have the stopping power of steel rotors. If I find that out as well, I'll just use them for special events like hill climbs.


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No, nothing of note. They are still working fine. No problems in the rain, no problems with big descents down mountainsides. I've pretty much forgotten they are there.

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