This was pointed out by a friend, wanted to pass along some bits of knowledge.
First, we expect the skeptics, thats why we kickstarted. We figured a 100 people would give them a go and run around screaming how awesome there were. We weren't to sure about some of the review sites but those who have talked to us in an intelligent manner are getting sets to review.
Some of the common misconceptions are:
Won't work wet. Many car/motorbike brakes are made by the brembo or another process and absorb water, or need maintenance to not absorb water, our chemistry does not. There is no change in feel, other than in any brake system something between the pad and rotor can cause chatter or noise.
Won't work cold, this was a problem with carbon carbon and some other solutions and in situations (like a race car at track speeds) where they were designed for specific loads. These work cold or hot. And when you need brakes the most, after long dragging decents, and rotors are hot, this is one area our SiCCC rotors crush steel properties.
Weave, yes there is carbon weave in layers oriented for optimized performance - unlike bikes, seat post and handle bars etc - there is NO resin in the SiCCC braking surface. Special ceramics and silicon carbide are there instead. The carbon rims we have tried are using high temp resins, we tried those, they don't work for rotors. We tried many other solutions that didn't work. Some would work with very specific pads, we weren't fond of those either.
The spider material is just as amazing, defense materials only for a long time, but we worked with the supplier for a specific property set and longevity and strength. It will be further explained when the cranksets are released.
The heat management information is available on the site.
Not trying to be spammy but its unfortunate some will make a blanket statement based on 'carbon fiber' if anyone else discovered the chemists, developed the processing and saw the results, they too would have built the factory to make parts and filed the patents to protect their investments and ip.
We need guys to try them, get a basic understanding, and tell their friends. People still use rim brakes, so we don't expect world domination. We do expect those why try them with a reasonable non-suck brake system to be happy with their investment. The non-suck brake system is our weak point, we can basically only hope those willing to buy 'expensive' rotors are not running some of the more horrid brake systems on the market. And there are a lot. There are some good ones too. Ours will be great, down the line.
If you have any specific questions, Ill try to help, but long hours in the shop etc means emailing info@ _website should get you answers faster. The FAQ and news release on the site might help, too.
And to the guys who backed, thanks so much for the support! We need you to spread the word, we will get them to you asap.