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Braking on carbon

Postby f.jimenez » April 15th, 2016, 7:07 am

Hi

There's plenty of "online evidence" to suggest that braking on carbon wheels is on par with aluminium rims, but when wet the braking suffers greatly. I have no first hand experience of this, but manufacturers seem to be doing something about it. See Zipp with their fancy braking surfaces, and even the open mould Chinese wheels like to highlight that they use "basalt braking surfaces", albeit I struggle to find any evidence of what this actually is and if and how it improves braking performance when wet.

Did you guys do any testing on the braking performance of your new wheels, and have you got any thoughts on how to improve it?

Thanks for your input!
FJ
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Re: Braking on carbon

Postby Chris Thornham » April 19th, 2016, 7:35 am

f.jimenez wrote:Hi

There's plenty of "online evidence" to suggest that braking on carbon wheels is on par with aluminium rims, but when wet the braking suffers greatly. I have no first hand experience of this, but manufacturers seem to be doing something about it. See Zipp with their fancy braking surfaces, and even the open mould Chinese wheels like to highlight that they use "basalt braking surfaces", albeit I struggle to find any evidence of what this actually is and if and how it improves braking performance when wet.

Did you guys do any testing on the braking performance of your new wheels, and have you got any thoughts on how to improve it?

Thanks for your input!
FJ


We have been testing our new wheels and have a full brake report from a lab on the way. We'll have it on our blog as soon as possible. For the record we use a resin/brake pad system that has been designed to work together and improve braking. We require our brake pads be used for warranty purposes.

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Re: Braking on carbon

Postby f.jimenez » April 24th, 2016, 9:08 am

Hi Chris

Thanks for the response. I look forward to the blog post

You mention that you require using your brake pads to keep the warranty, but you don't seem to sell the pads in your online shop. What does one do when the first set of pads wears out?

Thanks
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Re: Braking on carbon

Postby Chris Thornham » April 24th, 2016, 8:26 pm

f.jimenez wrote:Hi Chris

Thanks for the response. I look forward to the blog post

You mention that you require using your brake pads to keep the warranty, but you don't seem to sell the pads in your online shop. What does one do when the first set of pads wears out?

Thanks


We are updating the cart to have them available soon. You'll be able to purchase them within the next couple of weeks.

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Re: Braking on carbon

Postby jmgraber » May 3rd, 2016, 10:45 am

When are the Carbon Brake Pads available? Order 25 has some wheels already in transit.

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Re: Braking on carbon

Postby Chris Thornham » May 15th, 2016, 12:24 pm

jmgraber wrote:When are the Carbon Brake Pads available? Order 25 has some wheels already in transit.

Thanks


They are on the second container. We should have them in the cart in a couple of weeks.

Thanks for the patience.
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