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Fibrelyte brake rotors on the RUE fairwheel bike

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Fibrelyte brake rotors on the RUE fairwheel bike

Postby Cheers! » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:28 pm

So the question is:

Do the fibrelyte brake rotors actually work on the RUE fairwheel Di2 mountain bike? Is it just for show?
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Re: Fibrelyte brake rotors on the RUE fairwheel bike

Postby Fibre-Lyte » Wed May 16, 2012 1:01 am

Hadn't seen this post, sorry. The answer is somewhere in the middle. It's been a while but I think that the ones in the Rue picture were show only. We did do some carbon rotors that worked....to a point. We couldn't find a brake pad that would work without squealing. The quietest running pads were made from carbon fibre as well, but the heat build up was too high for regular riding. We did consider further testing but there are now some super light alloy ones that were so close in weight to the carbon ones, it put us off developing the disks. The best rotors we did had carbon centres with an alloy brake track, but the weight was close to 100 grams, so they looked good, but were fairly heavy in a lightweight world.
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Re: Fibrelyte brake rotors on the RUE fairwheel bike

Postby Ypsylon » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:47 am

Well, someone is picking this back up.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kettlecycles/siccc-bicycle-brake-rotor-silicon-carbide-ceramic?ref=home_location

From what I remember not too many people liked aluminium rotors. Maybe something that's halfway between aluminium and steel in weight and performance would have a market?
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Re: Fibrelyte brake rotors on the RUE fairwheel bike

Postby Cheers! » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:29 pm

ok. I backed it by contributing 170 bux (shipping outside of USA)
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