Launched on Kickstarter just two days ago, the SiCCC Bicycle Brake Rotor has already reached its targeted funding goal of $15,000.
According to the inventors, this brake rotor is uniquely “light weight, wear resistant and has superior heat management”.
This special brake rotor is made from silicon carbide, ceramic and carbon. Silicon carbide is used for the friction, ceramic for its outstanding heat properties and carbon fiber for its immense strength. Production models are expected to weigh between 1.4 ounces (40 grams) and 2.6 ounces (75 grams) depending on size.
The non-metallic composite braking surface is thermally inert which means braking performance is available right away, no warm-up required. The rotor functions equally well under wet or dry, and hot or cold conditions.
The SiCCC Bicycle Brake Rotor is made in the USA and nearly everything is done in-house. Kettle Cycles, the company behind the project, is using Kickstarter as a way of getting over the last hurdle; funding a large initial minimum component cost.
Retail prices have not been set, but interested consumers can help fund the project with a pledge of $5 or more. A pledge of $154 or more gets the donor two 140mm SiCCC Bicycle Brake Rotors. The company states that prices will be higher when the final product is released.
No doubt this is a product for serious bike enthusiasts. What do you think of it? Let us know in the comments below.