- Bye bye mudguards???
Getting to that time where I’m itching to get rid of them off the rigid commuter. Front is a bit rattly as the stay has detached from it. This time last year there was no need to remove them as it hadn’t been wet enough to prompt me to fit them.
Taken yours off yet?Posted 1 year agomikeysSubscriber
I went for it 10 days ago because I was cleaning the mtb I commute on. 2 days later it was probably the wettest commute in I’ve had this year. I’d forgotten how horrible it is without mud guards. Especially the face full of water you get. The little face fenders do a good job and mine will be going back on very soon.Posted 1 year agoDezBSubscriber
Taken yours off yet?
Yes! I stripped the bike down and cleaned it over the weekend. Put the summer wheels on, left the mudguards off and haven’t regretted it yet. I’ve got summer mudguards too, the cheapo plastic type that just slot on, so I’ll go with them from now. I flippin hate mudguards. Ugly little bastewards.Posted 1 year ago
That’s it then, they’re coming off this evening. Yay! Time to restore my hooligan reputation!
I went for it 10 days ago because I was cleaning the mtb I commute on. 2 days later it was probably the wettest commute in I’ve had this year.
Yep had that, it’s why I’ve been putting it off.Posted 1 year ago13thfloormonkMember
The guards I had bodged onto the summer road bike finally failed, so I’ll wait a month or two to replace them. Sure it will rain between now and then, but I’ll only get a bit wet, rather than wet + cold + bike covered in salt.
Have the commuter with guards still for the truly atrocious days, although it’s currently off the road having the mudguards de-rattled…Posted 1 year agomedoramasMember
Front Mudhugger on all year round – I took it off for a while a week ago (it was very dry and dusty) but then I realise how much stuff it stops from getting into your eyes, so put it back on.
The rear one is off, but for the occasional rainy commute/ride in the Summer time I bought the 29er version of Crud’s RacePac – currently half price on Wiggle. Very easy to fit and remove when needed. I put it on this morning.Posted 1 year agohardtailonlySubscriber
Mudguards on the Hack all year round now … Before, it was my only #dirtydropbargoodness bike so hadn’t fitted mudguards for the past couple of years; now I’ve got the Pickenflick I can use that when I want to take the muddy/dusty way in!
Just a fork fender on both MTBs and a down tube fender on the SS HT … It’s light and innocuous and being slender steel tubing, any mud (which we do still get through the summer) flings off the wheels, past the downtube and into my eyes without it. Never really bother with a rear mudguard on the MTB.Posted 1 year agoJon TaylorSubscriber
Commuter always has mudguards on, why on earth do I want to arrive at work in wet kit if I can possibly avoid it?
MTB has at the very least a Marsh Guard, though I’m probably going to leave the Mudhugger/Rock Guardz on til August as it’s so effective and not massively ugly.Posted 1 year ago
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