Remember when we used rim brakes for mountain biking and ceramic brake tracks were the ticket for improved wet weather stopping power? Well, Alligator showed us this prototype carbon fiber disc brake rotor at Interbike with ceramic inserts.
While they were mum on details, the ceramic bits likely offer two benefits: all conditions braking friction and heat dissipation. Ceramic is often used as a heat mitigator in electrical applications, and it has a history of use on rims for better, more durable braking friction.
We didn’t get to weigh them, but they felt light. And the “wow” factor is off the charts. Could be just the thing for road bikes!
Related by name and parts type only, check out Gatorbrake’s equally radical goods from last year’s Eurobike here.