Like it or not, disc brakes are here to stay. And as we saw with the launch of the Felt IA Disc, Specialized Shiv Disc, and Pinarello Bolide TR – they are here in a big way. And that means that sooner or later you are going to have to clean or maintain a disc brake equipped bike. And one of the first lessons is that you have to keep the rotors clean. And Muc-Off has a solution to help you with that.
The Muc-Off Disc Brake Covers
Made of breathable neoprene, plastic and hook+loop fasteners, Muc-Off Disc Brake Covers fit almost all road and mountain bike rotors (some of the more extreme tri bikes may have a challenge) and can be rinsed and reused indefinitely. They’re easy to attach and detach. Once firmly in place, they can protect your rotors and calipers against corrosion and the wear and tear of transporting a bike—which can lead to a gradual loss of braking power.
Attaching them is easy: When it’s time to clean or transport your bike, just separate the neoprene cover from the base plate and slide the base plate over the hub axle by pulling it apart slightly at the joint. Then push downward until the center hole is around the axle. To add the neoprene cover, start at the caliper and press the cover over the caliper/cable and then around the entire rotor.
The Disc Brake Covers are sold as a pair for $29.00.
The AeroGeeks only joined the disc brake revolution recently with a Giant Propel Disc and Specialized Venge being added to our fleet of test bikes. But even in the first few months of ownership we have found keeping the rotors protected while cleaning and maintaining the bike can be a challenge. We look forward to getting a set of these in house to see how easy they are to use on a regular basis. Stay tuned for an upcoming in-depth review.