barefoot wrote:If you look at cars with carbon or ceramic brakes, they don't just take standard calipers and pads, and slot a same-sized carbon rotor in to the system in place of a cast iron one. The ceramic rotors I've seen are huge - at least an inch and a half thick, and with lots of material bulk (the cooling vents are quite small). The calipers obviously work the same way, but they have to be bigger to fit over the monster-thick rotors. Friction materials are quite different.
I'm still not keen on the idea of using a 2mm piece of carbon-reinforced plastic, with pads that are designed to be used on stainless, to stop my bike. But hey, I tend to be conservative about these thing.
Check these ones out, the rotor dimensions look pretty similar to the steel equilivants.
http://www.hangar111.com/shop/589-true- ... front.html
They are a pretty new product, I guess the cost of manufacturing this stuff must be comming down?
I have seen some other ones, rotor only that they said you can use with any brake pads and your existing caliper. You could be into blank chinese frame territory though..