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€412
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Jack van der SteegBy Jack van der Steeg
First created
Jack van der SteegBy Jack van der Steeg
First created
€412
pledged of €20,000pledged of €20,000 goal
10
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, September 9 2016 12:42 PM UTC +00:00

About

What is the problem with brakes and sand?

Sand and mud between brake pads, disc brake and caliper of your mountain bike can seriously harm and inflict much damage. Brake pads will wear out extremely fast. This will cost a lot of pads, maintenance and this is also bad for the environment because lots of fine dust from brake pads and sand comes into the air!
We have the solution for this problem:
Brake Protec, with brushes on both sides off your disc brake which keeps it clean mean while you enjoying your trip!

What brought me to invent Brake Protec?

John, a good friend of mine, who is a mountain biker and now working as a test-driver at Brake Protec, has asked me several times whether I could invent a proper solution in order to cope with sand destroying the brakes of his bike. I strongly believed, John is not the only mountain biker with this problem. We have spoken a lot other mountain bikers who recognized this problem. The internet showed us also this problem. Some wrote to replace one set of brake pads after riding 50 km on dirty muddy roads!
Hence, the idea of a product that is able to effectively resolve this problem, was born.

One Brake Protec set in the color of Royal Dutch Orange!
One Brake Protec set in the color of Royal Dutch Orange!

How does it work?
The special made brushes weeps sand and mud of your brake disc. So sand and mud don't reach your pads and discs and can't damage your brakes anymore! You may use again the soft pads and get back the better brake performance! Less costs, less maintenance, less time, less fine dust and ….it looks good!

And it works perfectly! That's also the opinion of our BP test team!

Brake Protec official test team!
Brake Protec official test team!

 The road of the Brake Protec Prototypes!  

1) This brush i had in mind to use for cleaning the disc.
2) The brush against the disc....just only at one side.....
3) Now on both sides!
4) Hair and a hot brake disc don't like each other... so!
5) Now it fits on every caliper.
6) After the change to plastic, Brake Protec fits on any caliper with any disc!
7) Finally finding the right plastic for the 3D printjob which surviving a 6-8 Nm force!
  

After months of developing and testing the prototypes, we eventually succeeded in creating Brake Protec.

Further!
We like to introduce Brake Protec to a big audience with the help of Kickstarter. We want to give the visitors of Kickstarter the possibility to support and get Brake Protec for a competing price. This enables them also to be the first mountain biker in their group with Brake Protec on his bike!

Thanks!
I like to say "thanks" to the following kind persons, for their great help with, and understanding for, our Brake Protec project in alphabetical order:

Aleksandar Velimirovic (3D drawing engineer)
Bas Menting (Advisor producer)
Brian Beckers (Brian's Hub)
Brian van Es (Testdriver)
Cor Pardoel (ECOdrive)
Egbert Jonkers (Test driver)
Harold Reedijk (3DPO)
Jarrié van der Steeg (Advisor)
Jeffrey van Dijk (2FIX's Hub)
Jill Huijbregts (Eventz)
John van de Sande (Test driver)
Jos Willemsen (JW Pictures)
Karim Sewdajal (Testdriver)
Maxime van der Steeg (Advisor modeling)
Niels Peetjens (Assistant producer)
Niels Penninkhof (Producer Npen Films)
Rene Marechal (Rene's Hub)
Rob van Heertum (Advisor 3D printing)
Simon Chandler (CREAT3D's Hub)
Wesley de Groot (3Development's Hub)
Willem Schrijnemakers (Translations)
At last but not at least my wife, Yvonne!

Risks and challenges

There is a big market for mountain bikers which is still expanding. We are sure we can make a lot of mountain bikers very happy with Brake Protec.

We already produce the Brake Protec on a small scale in robust plastic or, if desired made out of Titanium which is a beautiful piece of jewelry and also light weight.

We deliver a set of Brake Protec with standard 3 month warranty.

At this moment we can make 250 sets a week of Brake Protec. Therefor we can promise our Backers this: a month after reaching our goal, which is October 2016, we will deliver Brake Protec to our Backers.

We like to use the funding of Kickstarter for marketing purposes and the production of Brake Protec on a bigger scale. The breakdown of our budget is 35% for raising the production and 65% is for marketing our project.

We have set a target to ship monthly 2000 Brake Protec sets, after April 2017 to our customers all over the world.

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    Pledge €1 or more About $1.12

    Brake Protec 1

    Pledge € 1,00 ( this will be rewarded if we achieve our goal ) and you will be a Backer because you appeal to the idea of Brake Protec and you will get your name on our website brakeprotec.com/hall_of_fame!

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    Pledge €5 or more About $6

    Brake Protec 2

    Maybe you are not a mountain biker, but you appeal to the idea of a better environment ( less tons off fine dust produced by the combination sand and brake pads). Please pledge € 5,00 and you will help us with this good causse and get your name in Gold on our Facebook and website!

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    Pledge €26 or more About $29

    Brake Protec 3

    For early birds who want to have our Brake Protec on their bikes before the rainy season begins, this special offer!
    Pledge € 26,--, you'll get your Protec Brake set (Brake Protec with the special brushes + 1 adapter) for one disc brake (or caliper) at the front or at the back.
    Brake Protec in the color of Black.
    Retail value € 39,--.

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    Pledge €29 or more About $32

    Brake Protec 4

    Pledge € 29,00 You will get 1 Brake Protec set for one disc brake (or caliper) in the front or at the back.
    BP into the color of Royal Dutch Orange.
    Retail value € 39,00.

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    Pledge €49 or more About $55

    Brake Protec 5

    Pledge € 49,00 and please share us on FB, Twitter or Instagram.
    You will get your Brake Protec sets for 2 disc brakes (or caliper) one in the front and one at the back.
    BP into the Color of Black.
    Retail value € 65,00.

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    Pledge €53 or more About $59

    Brake Protec 6

    Pledge € 53,-- and please share us on FB, Twitter or Instagram.
    You will get your Brake Protec for 2 disc brakes (or caliper) one in the front and one at the back.
    BP into the Color of Royal Dutch Orange.
    Retail value € 69,00.

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    Pledge €245 or more About $275

    Brake Protec 7

    Pledge € 245,00 You will get 10 Brake Protec sets into the color of Black.
    Retail value € 327,00.

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    Pledge €260 or more About $291

    Brake Protec 8

    Pledge € 260,00 You will get 10 Brake Protec sets into the color of Royal Dutch Orange, for your front or rear Caliper.
    Retail value € 350,00.

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Funding period

- (30 days)