It really isn’t that hard to keep your bike clean and running smoothly. But if you stress about keeping your rotors contamination-free while you keep your bike fresh & your bearings spinning freely, Muc-Off’s Disc Brake Covers may be the thing for you…

Muc-Off neoprene Disc Brake Covers for cleaning & transport

Muc-Off neoprene Disc Brake Covers for cleaning & transport

I pretty much subscribe to one of two methods of bike maintenance (note: please don’t follow my advice here) – either totally ignore cleaning your bike until it starts making a lot of noise, or just habitually keep it looking spotless. But if you are all about keeping your bike properly clean and properly lubed, it is important to keep those aggressive cleaners and oily lubricants away from your brake rotors and brake pads.

Muc-Off neoprene Disc Brake Covers – Tech Details

Muc-Off neoprene Disc Brake Covers for cleaning & transport

Muc-Off’s latest neoprene Disc Brake Covers will keep your brakes safely protected from the occasionally errant spray-on frame protection, cleaner, polish or lube.

Muc-Off neoprene Disc Brake Covers for cleaning & transport

The simple neoprene covers velcro tightly over your rotors, and both deflect harmful sprays while cleaning your bike or keep anything from touching the rotors directly when you travel with your bike. Plus, their bright high-contrast design will make it hard to forget them when you are about to pack or giving your bike a clean.

Muc-Off neoprene Disc Brake Covers for cleaning & transport

The $29/£22.50 Muc-Off Disc Brake Covers are sold as a pair and work with pretty much any standard road or mountain rotors – 140-203mm. They are reusable and cleanable, and also claim to protect against corrosion since they keep your rotors covers while using more aggressive cleaners and such.

Muc-Off neoprene Disc Brake Covers for cleaning & transport

A more rigid base slides behind the rotor, over the hub, and then the flexible outer cover can be pressed into place, either directly over the rotor off the bike, or even attached over the frame or fork.

Muc-Off neoprene Disc Brake Covers for cleaning & transport

The breathable neoprene Disc Brake Covers aren’t completely sealed against contamination – so don’t try to blast them with spray lube – but are rather meant to offer some additional layer of protection. Then simply rinse them off before using again – whether to protector your brakes on the bike, or your rotors in transit.


  1. Solving a problem that only exists if you’ve bought into their other ‘solutions’ like spray on lubes or cleaning products. Just look at that picture in the middle of the article where the “Dry chain cleaner” is spraying all over the place!

    The only spray that gets used on my bike is water from a pressure washer, which does a pretty good job of even getting a chain and cassette clean. If water at high pressure isn’t enough, just use wipe on some cheap-as-chips automotive degreaser and let it sit a while first (biodegradable but it’s caustic, wear rubber gloves and protective glasses blah blah).

      • I never would have bothered getting a pressure washer if I hadn’t ruptured my achilles, then slipped over on the moss on my own path while hobbling in a cam boot. Not sure what hurt worse, my backside or the week-old surgical wound.
        There’s really no problem using a pressure washer on your bike, just don’t spray the jet directly in your bearings or suspension seals. The water loses its power very quickly as distance from the nozzle increases, so while an inch from the nozzle it will rip the mortar right out of stone work, 6 inches away it’s a jet of mist that won’t hurt if you aim it at your hand. FWIW I’m still running all original suspension bearings, BB and headset on my MTB after nearly 5 years of pressure washing.

  2. Don’t really understand the need for this. I’ve been washing disc brake mountain bikes for ever with car wash soap,degreaser in certain areas, and a garden hose without any issue regarding contamination. You’d have to be a complete numpty to get chain lube etc in the caliper/disc area.

  3. Some people are very particular about things on their bikes and this product is aimed at them. In reality, as long as spray lubes and degreasers are avoided this isn’t necessary at all. The braking system sees some pretty nasty stuff in normal operation and continues to work well. Short of dousing the pads in lubricant a bike’s braking system is extremely resilient.

  4. Now if these things would reliably hang on when I have my bike on my hitch rack for the 4 hour drive to mom’s house, I’d consider them. Highway grit comes off stanchions easy, but man does it find a way into every nook and cranny when it’s riding behind the car at 120km/h in the rain for 4 hours.

  5. Tin foil. The cheapest and most effective way to cover/protect almost anything temporarily. Form fitting, fits in the tightest of spaces, simply to remove and discard. One roll will last a couple of seasons. I can buy 7 rolls/15 years of rotor protection for the cost of one pair of Muc-Off disc covers….but to each their own.

  6. My issue isn’t cleaning solutions getting on my rotors but all the road grim and dust from when the bike is on my hitch rack and by the time I get to my trial head the rotors are contaminated and get brake squeal, even if I clean the before I leave. Drives me nuts.

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