Disc Brake Guards are Coming
German manufacturer Tune has released details of their most recent prototype disc brake rotor safety covers in what they are calling Project Disc Sheath
With all of the controversy surrounding the use of disc brakes in both professional racing, bike companies have been scrambling to come up with a product that protects riders safety.
As a result, Tune has been working on prototyping various styles of rotor covers.
Referred to as Sheaths, the bolt-on covers are designed to work alongside 160mm Shimano Flat Mount rotors, to shield a majority of the rotor’s edge.
However, other designs, Tune’s Sheaths mount independently of the bike’s axles, giving way to easy access to both the brake and axle for wheel changes.
Special washers provide the ideal amount of spacing needed for the Sheaths to effectively clear the brake mounts and calipers.
While Tune recognizes this set-up does reduce some degree of pad contact, the final results are more than satisfactory.
The current versions pictured have been prototyped using 3D printing, paving the way for Tune to create a full carbon production version.
There’s currently no word on pricing. Production versions are expected in late September.