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  • Full-length (ish) MTB mudguards
  • hardtailonly
    Full Member

    Getting slightly sick of the constant rain and sh*tty trails, and in my bid to improve the weather for everyone, I am prepared to do the selfless thing and buy some mudguards, which will obviously result in the weather drying up for us all!

    I’ve got a Proguard XL on the front of the FS, and an SKS Mudrocker currently which can potentially be used across various bikes. Both, are ‘OK’, but I would like full-length (ish) mudguards just to fit and forget (until it dries up) on the HT.

    The frame doesn’t have mudguard mounts, and is currently running a suspension fork. Use of the bike is just general trails/pottering.

    The SKS VeloFlexx look decent, and not too spendy

    https://www.tweekscycles.com/sks-veloflexx-mudguard-set-2013579/

    Anyone got experience of these,  or can recommend anything else?

    prawny
    Full Member

    I’ve got something like this on my hybrid commuter, that I have used as a gravel bike test mule and they’re great at keeping mud off you and most of the bike, wobble a bit but haven’t broken. The only part of the bike that gets really dirty is the front mech, remember them? Retro.

    jonwe
    Free Member

    Mudhuggers on my hardtail. Do an excellent job of keeping the mud off me though they are aesthetically challenged. They trash the paintwork so the latest frame has a triple layer of helitape where the rear mounts to the seat stays.

    alan1977
    Free Member

    mudhugger is the only useful option on an MTB IMHO
    effective too

    Kramer
    Free Member

    Mudrocker front and rear here. They work well, and stay in place well.

    ped
    Full Member

    I run SKS Mudrockers front and rear and as you say they’re ok, but ride with a guy running SKS Bluemels Style 75s on his hardtail Pace and IMO they look factory fitted and offer the best spray protection I’ve seen: https://www.sks-germany.com/en/products/bluemels-style-28-75-set-11841/

    fatface1
    Free Member

    After much searching between SKS, Mudhugger and Mucky Nutz, I went with Mucky Nutz front (short) and rear.

    The front looks decent and will stay on all year. The longer version will protect better as some spray still comes off the wheel but I still use an old Crudcatcher downtube guard. I wouldn’t leave the longer version on all year though. It’s well made and really solid, but still quickly removed.

    The rear can be a stubby or a full winter mode. Again, really solid. The Mudhugger rear seemed a bit floppy and people stated the it banged the rear wheel a bit. The Mucky Nutz, not at all. It’s also really well built.

    crazy-legs
    Full Member

    I went with the Mucky Nutz ones too, they were on sale at Amazon. Full length rear one on a Spec Chisel HT keeps everything clean and dry. The supplied velcro straps don’t entirely stop it rattling on rougher trails, it’s worth zip-tying it on if it’s just going to be left there over winter. Put some heli tape or similar on the stays otherwise it’ll rub the paint.

    fatface1
    Free Member

    Agree with zip-tying the Mucky Nutz or any mudguard if it’s going to be left on for months.

    bri-72
    Full Member

    I’ve in past bodged a mud hugger mounted down at BB area and covering lower part of wheel and then another guard in normal rear wheel position. And usually got them overlapping or tucked under each other such that looks neat(ish).

    slowol
    Full Member

    I’ve got Veloflex on my rigid hardtail, although the version with screw fittings rather than velcro on.
    They seem to work pretty well and haven’t yet clogged totally with clay. Not quite as good at keeping feet dry as full length chromoplastics with mud flaps but dry body and bum and don’t flap about. I’d get them again. Currently using with 29 x 2.25 tyres if that makes a difference.

    Edit: random pic of the front one I found on my phone. Let me know if you want a pic of the back one too. I think I also bought from Tredz.

    Coverage on the front wheel is significantly better than Moto style guards that only mount at the fork crown.

    IMG_20231112_092214928_HDR

    bri-72
    Full Member

    Not best angle but can see 2 guards method 😏

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