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    Brake caliper shield

    Hi, snow has hit Colorado and I've got out on
    the Beargrease. After the preseason tune, the brakes don't squeal, but I know a couple of rides will bring out the howling. I was looking on a ride and saw that snow collects into the top of the brake caliper, and wondered if anyone had thought of a shield to cover the caliper to reduce snow buildup on the pad? I tried a old inner tube wrapped around the caliper but couldn't secure it.
    Thoughts?
    Ideas?

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    I've used gaffer type tape before to stop mud entering my MT5 calipers, just cut a strip and place over the caliper ensuring it's not too tight to restrict pad movement.

    You can just see the result here;


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    What a perfect waste of time

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    How did it work? did it stay on?any problems?
    Maybe Gorilla tape would work.

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    It worked fine, I only removed it when I sold the bike. Any waterproof tape will work - don't overthink it
    What a perfect waste of time

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    (self-fusing) silicone tape is claimed to be rated from -65 F to 500 F.

    Hmmm
    If an issue, I bet you could build a little cage spaced out from the working bits, and the tape would provide a seal.

    Possibly an instant boot.
    Crazy on this ship of fools...

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    Is this a common problem for people? I have had a fat bike for a couple of years now and never had an issue with brake squeal when riding in the snow
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    Not sure that this will help with the squeeling if it's actually snowing, but it could help a bit with the grime getting in the pistons and gunking em up with schmutz.
    You change your own flats? Support your LBS and pay them to instead.

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    TRP Sykes come with as a feature.

    Can not recommend them enough for fat bikes. Besides being the best mechanical brakes out there, they use Shimano pads, so the pad choices are multiple.

    I run TRP brakes on all my bikes: Spyres on my gravel/road, Spykes on the fatty & Trails on the MTB.

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