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Ceramic braking surface?(5 posts)

Ceramic braking surface?The Human G-Nome
Jan 14, 2004 9:30 AM
I recently purchased a set of wheels with a ceramic braking surface. Any idea on what this will mean as far as wear and performance?

Wear where?MShaw
Jan 14, 2004 9:50 AM
If you don't run ceramic-specific brake pads, kiss them goodbye about every other ride or so (depending on how aggressive your particular rims are). Kool Stop makes some that your LBS can order.

The brake track has this nifty stuff on it called Ceramic that means your rims won't wear. Good for the wet/nasties.

That help?

wellThe Human G-Nome
Jan 14, 2004 12:15 PM
that was the answer i was expecting, but not the one i was hoping for. these are race-day only wheels, but i hate the fact that i'm now going to have to buy and change out brake pads for races. oh well. they're the new AmClassic Mag300s btw. 1200 gram clinchers.
Ceramic Rims & brake padstedd
Jan 14, 2004 1:37 PM
I've got over 5,000 miles on mine. At first, the pads showed a lot of ware. So, I ordered the pads specifically made for the ceramic rims, but never installed them.
Have ceramic Mavic rims on the MTBpedalAZ
Jan 15, 2004 10:37 PM
Far greater stopping power when dry than std rims, and even better margin when wet. Probably good for crit races when you don't get a lot of room to maneuver.

I've used both Avid ceramic pads (green)and Shimano (black). Performance is similar, but the Shimano's were noiser at first.

My road brakes feel like crap in comparison.