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Friday Featured Product: Rotor Guards and Rim Guards
Long-time racer Bob Robbins has utilized his professional
experience in the packaging industry to develop some new products to help motorcycle
road racers protect their brake rotors and wheels.
Robbins’ new Rotor Guards are discs made from molded,
heat-resistant silicon rubber that are designed to fit snuggly over front brake
rotors to protect them during off-bike transportation and storage and even
during tire service. In fact, Robbins’ testing has shown that the Rotor Guards
can be left in place throughout a tire mounting and balancing service without
affecting the balance of the wheel once the Rotor Guards are removed. And with
some trimming the Rotor Guards can stay in place during rotor swaps or be used
on rotors on wheels that are mounted on motorcycles.
Rotor Guards are available front rotors in 310mm and 320mm
sizes and are sold in pairs. Rotor Guards are also available individually in
220mm size for rear rotors.
All Rotor Guards come in black, but custom colors are
available by special order. In addition, team, rider or sponsor names can be
molded into the Rotor Guards for an extra charge via special order
Front Rotor Guards have a suggested retail price of $59.95
per pair, and the rear Rotor Guard is $24.95 each. Sets of a pair of front
Rotor Guards plus a single rear Rotor Guard have a suggested retail package
price of $79.95.
Robbins has also developed Rim Guards, thick molded silicon
rubber bands designed to cover the edges of bare 17-inch motorcycle wheels to
protect them during transportation. Rim Guards have a suggested retail price of
$29.95 per pair.
In addition to being a racer and businessman, Robbins is
also a long-time contributor to the Roadracing World Action Fund, having donated
over $12,600 to the RWAF over the last several years. Robbins has pledged to
donate $20 to the RWAF for each pair of Rotor Guards he sells up to the first
To purchase Rotor Guards and Rim Guards or to get more
information, contact Markbilt Racebikes (856-506-8242,
www.markbiltracebikes.net), Podium Motorsports (912-655-1433, www.facebook.com/pages/Podium-Motorsports-Pirelli/202721673256676),
Rising Sun Cycles (860-916-3696, rscycles.com), Street & Comp (518-279-4598,
www.streetandcomp.com), and Yoyodyne (973-386-0040, www.yoyodyneti.com).
To make a tax-deductible donation directly to the Roadracing
World Action Fund or to get more information, go to www.roadracingworld.com/actionfund/.