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If anyone has come across a review of one please post it up as I'm curious as well.
marecej wrote:I should get them in mail soon
Please post a review when you've tried them out!
I took a chance back in the day when the Kettle SiCCC rotors was released and that was probably my worst cycling related purchase ever haha.. So hoping these are way better!
Gullholm wrote:when the Kettle SiCCC rotors was released and that was probably my worst cycling related purchase ever
Hopefully you only took the bait once - I gave them the benefit of the doubt through 3 different iterations. While I will admit the final batch of rotors and proprietary pads had good braking qualities, the rotors were far from true and had rubbing issues with both TRP Spyre SL mechanical and Shimano XTR M985 hydraulic calipers.
yeah, it's for my new mtb, I still don't know if the frame I chose will ever be born so there is no real info to post yet (but I may start a thread when I get more interesting parts delivered)
The key aspect is the pads to use with them.
The Kettle/SiCC experience showed that specific pad were required for the best results, yet Alpha are quite vague as to what pads are to be used.
I'll standby to standby.
I'm tempted for my road bike equipped with disc brake. That would be 160 g saved, for USD 135.00. Not too bad. It would look good on my carbon tubular wheels
EDIT: ordered! I'll report on performance and logistic. Ordering was not easy as it is in Spanish.
Let me explain. First, my road bike is set with 160 mm discs. I use JuinTech hydro/mechanical brakes and they recommend 160 mm for max efficiency (and I ride in the Alps, so I need efficiency). For now, I just use the disc that came in the JuinTech box, about 120 g each.
By the way, I really love the JuinTech brakes, they are very powerful. You get the power of the Hydro and the convenience to be cable actuated (by regular Shimano ultegra levers).
Apart from that, so far so good. Quality seems very good: flat, round, precise cut, 1.9 mm thick as announced.
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