Gravelhugger?

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  • Gravelhugger?
  • Premier Icon hardtailonly
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    So, I hear that the mudhugger is properly effective on the MTBs (I’ve no personal experience; I can’t quite bring myself to look at one (I mean buy one).

    However, as I’m mostly riding my gravel bike at the moment, and there’s little in the way of gravel just now, is there an effective off road gravel guard? Currently have an ass-saver thing and a downtube guard, which are fine most of the time, but they’re rather overwhelmed in current conditions.

    It’s a nice looking Ti bike, so don’t want something too gopping … But maybe it’s a case of gopping, or ineffective? … pick one?

    Edit … full guards not an option, no fittings on the frame, and I’m not keen off-road.

    tjagain
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    Who cares what it looks like? practicality over aesthetics any day tho I would like both

    any mudguard worth having will not meet you aesthetic standards.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Prototype gravel hugger is currently being tested. Rear is easy but the under crown measurements s on gravel bikes varies a lot. It’s not as simple as fitting a rocksox or Fox fork brace

    scruff
    Member

    Have a look at SKS Speedrockers.

    qwerty
    Member

    SKS X Blade – i’ve used one on the rear of my CX bike for years, qr straps to seatpost, i trimmed mine for less girth.

    Premier Icon a11y
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    Get creative!

    SKS Edge 56 on Exotic Monocoque fork with no fixings, using plastics P-clips at the bottom and 32mm plastic waste pipe and cable ties at the top to create a false ‘arch’ to attach the guard to. Solid even off road.

    I did similar on my previous bike which has much shorter a-c fork by simply cable tieing the mudguard to the fork crown. Was reasonably tidy and rock solid.

    Premier Icon K
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    I’ve got a mudhugger shorty fitted, warmed it up with a hair dryer and squeezed it a bit narrower. Works a treat and is fairly discreet.

    Zefal do a Swan clip on rear guard, it just extends from the seatpost over the rear wheel but it’s easy to mount and protects you from the worst of the spray.

    munrobiker
    Member

    I was also going to suggest SKS Edges. I use my gravel bike on single-track in the Pentland hills and have taken it down all sorts of rattly stuff and muddy stuff at all sorts of speeds and they just stay put. They’re great and provide much better coverage than a mudhugger and look nicer.

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    Ass Saver fendor bender – no looker, but removed in 10 secs

    joshvegas
    Member

    I’m sold on the edges but **** me they’re not cheap.

    Googles milk carton mudguards…

    munrobiker
    Member

    Mine were £30 from bike discount. About £35 from Merlin.

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