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    mmmm bacon

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    SO WTF happened to these guys? I just got a msg on FB that Kettle cycles has changed their name to SIC rotors. Are these guys really still in business?!? No one tried to sue them? I mean, really?

    https://www.facebook.com/SICrotors/?fref=ts

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    Dunno, but I saw a fast guy at our race on Saturday with the carbon rotors. I have to wonder how they work here in the frigid North. Maybe not as bad in the winter as down South?
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

    You're turning black metallic.

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    There are these things called steel rotors. They work amazingly well. They cost very little. They are amazingly durable. And the companies that produce them are 100000% better at customer service than a sick, unreliable, customer unfriendly, noncommunicative, lying, and over hyped, one person show that ignores all their customers and then waits for all the massive and widespread disgruntlement to die down before each yearly "relaunch" of the same failed product. You might be familiar with such a company from your own experiences.

    Better to be healthy than 'sick'. Pun intended.

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    But, but.... 3.5 ounces!!! That's like... 500Lbs of rotational weight!!!


    If it works on high-tech race cars, it can only be an improvement. Next up: Pads made of steel, rotors made of sintered copper.
    I will suffer no butt-hurt fools!

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    I was one of the first backers and received both the first gen and 2nd gen C rotors. The c rotors were better but lacked any real stopping power. I also was one of the first to get the pads, and oh man did that help. Real 1 finger power and the modulation was worlds better than any brake I have ever used.
    Full XTR with 180mm. resin pads rear. c pads front. I miss this setup as it was best I've ever had. The static friction on Sic rotors is truly a game changer at the limits of traction. That's the reason aircraft and the military use it. I never faded them and braking power as consistent regardless of temperature. I ride crazy steep stuff so I'm hard on brakes.
    Idea was great. Performance promise was living up to the hype with the new pads.
    Now the bad:
    Warped out of the box with no way to true them. What's the point of brakes that constantly rub.
    Constant frustration with the owners who were over there head and lashed out at any criticism.
    In the end I reluctantly took them off because of the constant rubbing and the lack of support from the company.
    They need to do right by us if they ever hope to make it as a company.

    FYI I wouldn't cook on them as there is probably toxic material going into your food.

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    This was an interesting comment just saw on their Facebook.

    " Figured out why they went bankrupt today. First ride on the rear two piece. After a 2000 ft downhill three of the screws that hold the rotor to the center piece were gone. Middle of nowhere, so had to limp out. Next downhill, hit the rear brakes and the carbon rotor ripped from the center piece. I was really trying to be front brake heavy, I mean heavy. Total crap."

    That would indeed be a bad situation. And it could happen for sure with the Sic material.

    The scary thing is that fatigue is hard to spot in composites until it is too late.

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    Interesting that they don't seem to have any contact details on their new website


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    Quote Originally Posted by ctguru View Post
    Interesting that they don't seem to have any contact details on their new website


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    If they did, I'm guessing they would be drowned in mails and complains from previous users.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aglo View Post
    If they did, I'm guessing they would be drowned in mails and complains from previous users.
    That's what I was thinking


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    Quote Originally Posted by ctguru View Post
    Interesting that they don't seem to have any contact details on their new website
    info@sic-rotors.com

    Just put '@sic-rotors.com' into google, the page with that email address isn't valid anymore but you'll get a result that has it, you can see the page as a google cached page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobba View Post
    info@sic-rotors.com

    Just put '@sic-rotors.com' into google, the page with that email address isn't valid anymore but you'll get a result that has it, you can see the page as a google cached page.
    I'll email them to see if they have a product that actually works!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ctguru View Post
    I'll email them to see if they have a product that actually works!
    And what response did you get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TracksFromHell View Post
    And what response did you get?
    Forgot, I'll email them now


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    This is a copy of the email I sent them


    Just wondering if the product has been refined so it actually works comparable to metal rotors?

    I have a couple of sets of the C-processed 180mm and I thought they were good and used them for a couple of years. But when I went back to metal the difference was amazing. Carbons stopping ability is severely lacking compared to metal rotors

    Are there any new reviews of the product? I would suggest previous users of your product have been burnt and would be reluctant to try them again

    cheers

    REPLY

    Hello,

    The pads exceed ISO 4210 and we have posted the results here: ISO 4210
    Mating pad and rotor is an important factor.

    Thank you for your interest


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    Can you pass along the URL they sent you? I can't seem to find the ISO piece on their site, although I am lazy and didn't look that hard.

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    I also asked have they solved the warping problem in my follow up email

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    Smile

    That report that they provided does not really mean/prove anything unless you can compare it to a comparable system (i.e. same size steel rotors and resin/metal pads).

    It just shows they passed a test, not how well it passed or how it compares with others.

    I'll still be holding on to my money for the moment, as I presume will other smart people

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelB View Post
    That report that they provided does not really mean/prove anything unless you can compare it to a comparable system (i.e. same size steel rotors and resin/metal pads).

    It just shows they passed a test, not how well it passed or how it compares with others.

    I'll still be holding on to my money for the moment, as I presume will other smart people
    Definitely not going to drop any more coin on his product unless they do an independent review compared to metal



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    Thanks, but this actually proves nothing.

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    reply regarding warping:

    I believe you are referring to the original start up issues during scale up.
    The brand is now owned by the same group as the chemical manufacturers.
    All processing is with in accordance to processing guidelines.


    So they are avoiding the questions, here is my reply:


    that doesn't answer the question

    the problem you have is previous customer experience

    you need to get your product out to individual reviewers for product testing

    there are pages and pages on the internet about how poor the original product was

    maybe flick some free samples to MTBAction magazine and a like for review

    if I order a set and they warp, will I get my money back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctguru View Post
    Definitely not going to drop any more coin on his product unless they do an independent review compared to metal
    Definitely not going to drop any more coin, regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctguru View Post
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    The brand is now owned by the same group as the chemical manufacturers.
    All processing is with in accordance to processing guidelines.
    ...
    Are they owned by someone outside the US at this point? The responses seem like borderline gibberish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phlegm View Post
    Are they owned by someone outside the US at this point? The responses seem like borderline gibberish.
    That's what I was thinking


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    This is there reply

    Hello,

    Thank you for your feedback. Our products are warrantied for manufacture defect.

    Best regards.

    Still haven't answered the questions


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    Reply back with a link to this thread. If they care, they will respond. If not, then you know what to do with your money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the-one1 View Post
    Reply back with a link to this thread. If they care, they will respond. If not, then you know what to do with your money.
    I'm happy with my metal rotors at the moment. I'm happy to use them if they give me a set to try


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    Whatever you do, don't buy these rotors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossmaxx View Post
    Whatever you do, don't buy these rotors.
    I've all ready got 2 sets


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    Many of us have these rotors.
    They do not function better than the cheepest of V-brakes did 30 years ago.
    Some have claimed that they have these rotors functioning well, I wanted them to function. They did not for me.
    Good looking rotors is not what should replace a functioning brake system.

    Quote Originally Posted by ctguru View Post
    I've all ready got 2 sets


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