The SM-RT53 rotor should be used together with resin pads. If it is used with metal pads, the pads will wear out very rapidly. from Shimano BR M-416 disc brake manual Which rotors work well ...
I just built up a new frame and discovered that due to slightly different geometry the rear disc callipers can't be adjusted so that they don't rub. Basically I've got them all the way over to one ...
I'm running disc brakes on my cyclocross bike with semi-metallic brake pads. I find that I'm constantly having to keep my rotors cleaned off to ensure optimal performance. I'm used to my mountain ...