- CX bike on the road/RaceBlades the best mudguard solution?
Due to endless rain, riding my cross bike on the road (or the river that passes as the roads here currently), Yesterday, after 40k all my kit and bike were muddy like an MTB ride! Boardman CX does have eyelets but as it’s a temp (hopefully) conversion to road tyres, was just going with SKS RaceBlades (not the long ones). Loads of clearance both ends, but these look like the simplest solution.
On-and-off-ability is more important than full protection. Any reason not to go the SKS route?Posted 4 years agoOCBMember
I had mine on yesterday to save another day of being soaking wet
They are a bit imprecise in terms of fit, but seem quite happy being bent into a more conducive shape if you need to. I’d echo the comment ^ about marking the paint too … but that said, I’ve found them fine for the occasional bit of use, and they are quite versatile – mine get used on a ‘traditional’ skinny tubed steel road bike (on 700×25’s) and equally happily sit on my Peregrine on it’s 35CX tires. They’ve had to be repaired a couple of times, but a bit of duct-tape and a zip-tie here and there are ok.
You know what they look like, but here’s a picture from yesterdays outing anyway. 😉
That set-up did a decent enough job of keeping most of the muck off (off me at least). My instinct is that they are more likely to sacrifice themselves if they get hooked up on something, rather than result in a crash (he says, entirely unscientifically … 🙄 )Posted 4 years ago
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