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MoonbikerMoonbiker Posts: 1,706
edited April 2017 in Road buying advice
Dorky disc brake covers for mammils and the pro peleton :lol:


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  • maddog 2maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
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  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,729
    Been commonplace in motocross for many years...
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Imposter wrote:
    Been commonplace in motocross for many years...

    Intended to protect the rotor, I think, not the rider.
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  • benjamessbenjamess Posts: 159
    edited April 2017
    Imposter wrote:
    Been commonplace in motocross for many years...

    not that common really though and they even look dorky on an mx bike!
    cooldad wrote:

    Intended to protect the rotor, I think, not the rider.

    correct, protects the front disc from roost on hard pack / stoney tracks.
  • stretchystretchy Posts: 149
    How to make a disc brake road bike look even worse!
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,729
    cooldad wrote:
    Imposter wrote:
    Been commonplace in motocross for many years...

    Intended to protect the rotor, I think, not the rider.

    Maybe so, but the same cover which protects the rotor would also protect the rider by definition.
  • dinyulldinyull Posts: 2,979
    Not doing a good job, the disc has punctured the front already!
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Imposter wrote:
    cooldad wrote:
    Imposter wrote:
    Been commonplace in motocross for many years...

    Intended to protect the rotor, I think, not the rider.

    Maybe so, but the same cover which protects the rotor would also protect the rider by definition.

    Until they are hit by the couple of hundred kilos of metal. I'm pretty sure, having been one, that the last thing motorcross riders are worried about is getting cut by a rotor.
    Perhaps if roadies wore heavy boots and body armour they wouldn't be so scared of disc brakes.
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  • frisbeefrisbee Posts: 691
    I demand they ride with a fully enclosed drivetrain, its basically a chainsaw.
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,729
    cooldad wrote:

    Until they are hit by the couple of hundred kilos of metal. I'm pretty sure, having been one, that the last thing motorcross riders are worried about is getting cut by a rotor.

    Agreed. Having also been one, it was never a concern for me either - that came pretty low down on the list of potential motocross injuries. I simply meant it would protect them from getting injured by a potentially hot or spinning disc rotor, which seems to be the main concern for roadies.
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