Ceramic rims

simbil1 Posts: 620
edited June 2007 in Road beginners
I've used ceramic rims on my MTB for a while and really like them. I've run the same set of wheels for 7 years of moderate XC use and they are the only set that have stood up to the v-brake munching.

Couple of questions:

1. I assume it's the same deal on a road bike that you must use ceramic specific brake blocks. Will the ceramic specific brake blocks work alright on non-ceramic rims too?

2. How do you clean the ceramic surface when it eventually gets caked up?

3. Are there any other hard waring rim technologies?