Front Disc Protector?

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by hophopsnap, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. hophopsnap

    hophopsnap Well-Known Member

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    Hey, I was looking at my dads GasGas and noticed he has a plastic disc guard, is there a such thing for bicycle trials?

    Nic
     
  2. uownme

    uownme get high and eat her

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    you dont need it..
     

  3. hydroboy

    hydroboy "Jak se mas"

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    disks are much tougher then people seem to think.
     
  4. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    rotors are much cheaper on bikes. i laughed when THE came out with disk gaurds for dh bikes and people that used them just crashed on them and bent their rotors anyway.

    if you slam your rotor you can get it back into true from a pretty nasty bend if you do it right.
     
  5. Andreas

    Andreas All About Trials

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    i saw one on pinkbike for bikes a while back. looked like shite but i suppose it would work in protecting your disc. it would also add a pound or two to ur bike :ugh:
     
  6. Justr1ght

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    Ahh they suck...
    and they only weigh like a couple ounces not pounds...
    That is why they don't work for shit...
    Not worth it and usless product...
    Eric aka...Red
     
  7. Ed Gildea

    Ed Gildea New Member

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    that plasic shit dosint do anything, sept keep people from touching it..
     
  8. Pancho

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    Rotors get hot on other bikes, so like Ed said, just there to keep people from landing directly on the rotor. I've seen a scar/burn, trust me.

    Also maybe to keep the rotor clean? who knows...
     
  9. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    i crashed on my dh bike and i had a burn mark on my shoulder blade that perfectly matched a hayes rotor pattern... it sucked.

    i know a guy who lost the tip of his finger in a crash cus his hand shot into the rotor.

    that being said. the burn scar was burly looking and the missing finger makes for a great story. hence rotor gaurds suck.
     
  10. Bloodhound

    Bloodhound Steffen L.T.

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    hehe did the rotor burn scar? now THATS a cool scar.
     
  11. Ed Gildea

    Ed Gildea New Member

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    learn to read...
     
  12. hophopsnap

    hophopsnap Well-Known Member

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    yeah i suppose those moto rotors can get hot, like the 24 hour of le mans, at night the car rotors burn red hot..same with Need For Speed:Underground
     
  13. Pancho

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    Not just moto, DH or even XC too.