Brown stripe or not?
We are all (most of us) enjoying some respite from the incessant rain of recent times and the cold snap has meant that a lot of the mud is also currently frozen much of the time.
This unfortunately is unlikely to last, so who dons mudguards and who braves it and tests Persils 30 degree wash claims to the limit?
I wish i didn’t use guards as they do look crap, though i hate the wet ass feeling so I run them.
So who does and who doesn’t?Posted 9 years agoMarmiteMember
Rickmeister they are fantastic, i agree, no more spray in the face, don’t know why i did not get one sooner!
Guards for me also, agree that in the cold last think you want is to be wet.
Just curious as none of the guys I ride with, bar a front crud catcher here and there use guards, was starting to think I was a bit of a jey….
But appears I am normal and they are the wierd ones 😀Posted 9 years agogingerflashMember
I don’t bother. Getting wet and muddy is all part of it isn’t it? Anyway, proper winter clothes keep me warm and dry. It’s just never occurred to me to buy mudguards.
From riding with others who do use mudguards, they don’t seem to work very well. They still seem to get wet and muddy. Guards aren’t going to keep you dry from the stuff falling from the sky either.Posted 9 years agoTandemJeremyMember
Decent guards do work. I like to go into pubs during and after rides – its nice not to have mud all over you when you do this. Makes cleaning the bike easier as it is not so dirty.
IMO riding without guards is just daft – why be wetter and muddier than you need to be.Posted 9 years agocoffeekingMember
I’m with GF. Plus I never found guards that worked properly (you only have to get a bit of mud on you and they’re pointless anyway). In for a penny, in for a pound ‘n’ all that. I also found that its more satisfying cleaning loads of gunk off rather than just a spattering, when you’ve been slogging for hours due to the soggyness.Posted 9 years agouplinkMember
I never ride off-road with mudguards – never seen the point really
All the people I know with rear mudgaurds seem to ride with them ‘dressed’ to the left or right so 90% of the time they do **** all other than give the owners something to straighten up when they stop
I tend to move them to one side for them 😉Posted 9 years ago
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