The Differences Between Carbon & Steel Brakes, Explained

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Even if you missed our live chat on YouTube with Sylvain Guintoli last week, you still might have caught on that we are really enjoying the videos that the former WorldSBK champion has been making lately.

With a wide-ranging resumé on two wheels, including being the current factory test rider for the Suzuki MotoGP team, Sylvain is perhaps over-qualified to be the newest social media influencer for the motorcycle industry, but that is also what makes his explanations on YouTube so great.

Speaking with first-hand knowledge (and in various languages), as well as delivering his experiences in a clear format, Sylvain has been boiling down high-level topics on motorcycle riding. 

Check out his videos on the leg dangle, track riding, and using the rear brake – we have really enjoyed them.

Today sees us enjoying another video, of course. This one is another interesting topic: the differences between carbon and steel brake discs.

As usual, Sylvain explains the differences in these two technologies by leaning on his time in the WorldSBK and MotoGP paddocks.

Explaining how the two discs feel, operate, and cost – it’s another video worth watching. So, get to it. And, make sure you’re following him on YouTube.

Source: YouTube

Jensen Beeler

Despite his best efforts, Jensen is called one of the most influential bloggers in the motorcycle industry, and sometimes consults for motorcycle companies, whether they've solicited his expertise or not.