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Old 11-14-08, 03:32 PM
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Disc Brake Covers - Shield against rain/mud

Has anyone seen these in the market?

WHERE CAN I BUY THEM?

I've been searching online thoroughly without any sign of such a product... except for this:


http://tandem-fahren.de/Mitglieder/C..._protector.jpg

That picture came from this page:
http://tandem-fahren.de/Mitglieder/C...m/DiskFAQ.html

The page looks like it hasn't been updated since 2002, and the guys' email doesn't work.

Is that an old product?

Are there concerns of over-heating and is that why it's not on the market?

There's certainly a ton of patents. You'd think someone out there would be making and selling them.

I want them to keep rain off my disc brakes when I ride, so I don't make the huge squeeling noise when riding in the rain. Very embarassing in the city =). I ride only max 30 mins at a time, with little braking... so I don't have a concern of overheating.
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Old 11-14-08, 05:10 PM
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That is soooooooooo Ghay!
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Old 11-14-08, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
That is soooooooooo Ghay!
This man speaks the truth.
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Old 11-14-08, 06:35 PM
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66 beat me to it except I was gonna say that's the ghey'est of all things ghey
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There's no point. A big reason why disc brakes rock is that they're virtually immune to mud and rain.

Now, if you need them to protect from barrages of rocks, you're probably just too gnarcore for your own good.
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Old 11-14-08, 07:06 PM
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if your gettin squeekin in the rain get new rotors, some rotors don't self clean 100% I've had good results with my avid g2 rotors

but rotor gaurds, thats like dork dish on crack with reflectors glued on
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Old 11-14-08, 07:08 PM
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Those look funny.
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Old 11-18-08, 10:08 PM
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super dork disc
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Old 11-18-08, 10:59 PM
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Waaaay silly.
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If you look at cars, there is no protection for disc brakes. Why would you think a bike needs them?
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Acerbis and many other companies have made them for motos for years:



Might be of value if you were attacking rocks, sagebrush, puckerbushes and greasewood stumps at 70-80 mph. Otherwise, I'd say save your money.
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Now why would you want to shield you disc against rain or mud? by placing a plastic over your disc brake it might cause some heat issue and heat is already an issue without something covering the rotor, can't imagine what will happen if you cover up the rotor with plastic.

Anyway, who cares about squeling sound in the city, the city is noisier then your bike and during the rain, its so noisy that people won't really care about brake squeling and assuming that you press your brake slowly, the squel sound won't be as bad as suddenly press your brake to stop.
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Old 11-21-08, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by DirtPedalerB View Post
super dork disc
:rofl: seriously.
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Old 11-21-08, 09:53 PM
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I don't know what kind of brakes you have, but I've been told that for Avids, switching to organic pads kills the noise as well.
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