Rear wheel disc cover

dairic

Well-Known Member
Has anyone got experience of a rear wheel disc cover/ jacket, not sure what they’re called?

my 88mm wheel has broke and thinking of one of these for an Ironman coming up, can’t afford a new wheel yet , been looking second hand, so thinking along this line temporarily!

cheers
 

DCLane

Found in the Yorkshire hills ...
I've got one on my 100mm TT wheel. A bit fiddly to fit and it doesn't stay flat in places unless stuck down. However I do think it makes the wheel a bit lighter.
 
I used one (a cover) a few years back it was a bit noisy but seemed to be a good middle ground before I had a disc. I had a bespoke one from Raltech and the fit wasn't bad although I had to disable the jockeys from using the 25t that was a bit close.
 

huwsparky

Über Member
Location
Llangrannog
They don't fit very well, nor have they been through a wind tunnel (e.g. fit/poor airflow, air going behind disc) . They are an early 90's thing !
Maybe you should change that to the ones you've come across don't fit very well! I can't actually imagine someone being stupid enough to fit a disk cover and not make sure that it blocks the wind from getting in :laugh:
 

frank9755

Cyclist
Location
West London
I've used a set that I bought on eBay for the last seven years. Fits perfectly, can access every gear. I used it to ride across the windy, flat desert in Australia on IndyPac.
It took a bit of trimming and fiddling to fit it to begin with, and needs checking and occasional re-taping, but basically a great product.
 
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