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    Thumbs down Disc Brake Guards

    Can we all agree that these are dumb, ugly and not needed?

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    This is just ridiculous. It's not going to solve any problems.
    use a torque wrench

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    Yea but.... they're going to make it from carbon fiber... so it'll be cool!

    They're not the only ones trying it.
    DonChisciotte disc brake guard: first look - BikeRadar

    Kudos to them for capitalizing on people's irrational fears. Wish I had thought of that.
    But I'll continue to ride with my spinning discs of death fully exposed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    Yea but.... they're going to make it from carbon fiber... so it'll be cool!

    They're not the only ones trying it.
    DonChisciotte disc brake guard: first look - BikeRadar

    Kudos to them for capitalizing on people's irrational fears. Wish I had thought of that.
    But I'll continue to ride with my spinning discs of death fully exposed.
    This is clear verification of my view that we are in the middle of catastrophic human devolution. I'm thinking full-on chimpanzees in two generations.

    I'm looking forward to the solution for the upcoming problem of bikes built with aero tubing with razor sharp trailing edges. Perhaps we should put our best engineering minds to work on it now.
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    Do they make a matching dork disc to go with that?

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    This will save the industry.

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    My thought has been that if they think they need these the bikes should also have chain guards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMsRepBike View Post
    Can we all agree that these are dumb, ugly and not needed?

    Tune Sheath disc brake covers details and photos - BikeRadar




    This is just ridiculous. It's not going to solve any problems.
    Do they come in Celeste?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaggrin View Post
    Do they come in Celeste?

    At least they come in drillium.
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    Those would look badass on my Cyrusher Machete.
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    A disc colander? Yikes

    Chicks will dig the bad boys who ride with their spinning mandolines fully exposed

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    You're talking about the disc brakes themselves, Right??

    "Can we all agree that these are dumb, ugly and not needed?"
    If your opinion differs from mine, ..........Too bad.
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    I'm kinda surprised that they haven't popped up in the MTB world before. Not that I would use one, but I have known folks who have had rocks (or careless bike loading habits) bend their rotors and the "rotor brand" on my left calf took years to fade.

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    These will become so popular dudes with rim brakes will run'em.

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    If it's aero I want it!

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    I can see at some point these being mandated on new bikes similar to the way reflectors and spoke protectors are, and quickly being removed by everyone immediately, and with prejudice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Migen21 View Post
    I can see at some point these being mandated on new bikes similar to the way reflectors and spoke protectors are, and quickly being removed by everyone immediately, and with prejudice.
    yup..dork disc covers

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    I think they need to add some air ducting to that rear disc.......

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    Those guards look like they have some sharp edges. I think they're too dangerous.
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    It's been on off road motorcycles for a long time, to protect the rotor itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Those guards look like they have some sharp edges. I think they're too dangerous.
    The guard guard is in development.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Strongbow View Post
    The guard guard is in development.

    In the future...humans, being too stupid to live....will be placed by our Robot Overlords in gigantic hamster-balls.

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    What the hell's wrong with those people? Had they not figured out how to sharpen their rotors prior to finding the solution? I'm guessing they've not had their ranks infiltrated with a lot of road cyclists yet.
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    It's been on off road motorcycles for a long time, to protect the rotor itself.

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    I don't use them on my MTB, not going to use them on my road bike

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    Also needed: Cassette guard, chainring guard, and bladed spokes guard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
    Also needed: Cassette guard, chainring guard, and bladed spokes guard.
    Done, done, & done.



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