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Tune Developing Carbon Fiber Disc Brake Rotor Covers

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With all of the safety concerns surrounding the use of disc brakes in both professional and amateur racing, bike companies have been scrambling to come up with a product that will rule-out the threat of injury, should a rider come in contact with a disc brake rotor.

As a result, Tune has been fast at work 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, unlike competing designs, Tune’s Sheaths mount independently of the bike’s axles, thus giving way to easy brake access and wheel changes.

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According to Tune, 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.

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The current versions pictured have been prototyped using 3D printing, paving the way for Tune to create a full carbon production version.

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There’s currently no word on pricing, but you can be assured that any component offered by the German brand won’t come cheap. 

 

 

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