Least faff free full length guards…
… for a Kinesis Crosslight which has with mud guard mounts.
After some full length guards for commuting purposes and having seen some of the threads lately with people spending 6hrs fitting guards I don’t fancy that 😯
Thinking of the SKS commuter which seem easy to fit but are there better (easier) out there?Posted 4 years agorobdobMember
SKS Thermoplastic ones here on my Kinesis Maxlight.
They do take a bit of setting up – I think mine took an hour or two. But I’d rather do that and have silent rattle free guards that look good and will be durable than some of the quick fit ones.
I thought my kinesis was very easy to fit guards to to be honest. It is helpful if you have some spare bolts and nuts and spacers beforehand. I bought a load of stainless ones from my local stockists for a couple of pounds before hand and that made things a lot easier.
If you have a chainstay bridge which has the direct mount on it for a guard use a dome headed bolt as they offer more clearance for your tyre.
My bike.Posted 4 years agotadpoleMember
I use raceblades, took me about 20 mins to refit them for this winter. Only issue I’ve had is that they are very close to the tyres, so collect mud from the road on the plastic bosses where the frame clips fit and start rubbing on the tyres, just have to hoike it out every now and then…Posted 4 years ago
Do you want faff free or ones that protect you from spray?
I fitted sks longboards recently and they’re fantastic, even better after moving the lower stay bracket and mudflap on the front to sit outside the guard, rather than inside where they create a channel for the water to catch and spray out.Posted 4 years agoell_tellMember
Least faff free? You want as much faff as possible?
Ahh congratlations. You err… passed my test… 🙂
I was browsing in Halfords last night and they had these but in 700c flavour
But checking the SKS site I notice the posters above refer to these
I notice the fittings (stays?) are quite different though so not sure if one version is easier than the other?
As cheers_drive mentions the brake bosses are free so the rear should be simple. But the front caliper uses a hanger attached to the fork brace so I can envisage faffage
Edit: Do you want faff free or ones that protect you from spray? Definitely the latter!Posted 4 years agoTiRedMember
The least Faff are the new Bontrager NCS (no cut stay) mudguards. SKS Chromoplastics are excellent, but initial stay fitting is Pfaffage but they can be cut with very good cable cutters.Posted 4 years agoPeterPoddyMember
The first set up of SKS thermoplastics will take an hour or so but it’s only 10 minutes to take off or refit after that. Especially on a CX because the brake bosses are free.
An hour? Stuff me, you cooking dinner at the same time 😉Posted 4 years ago
I can get a set on in 20mins but then I have done it a fair few times.
But yeah. There’s not much any better. 🙂himupstairsSubscriber
chromoplastics defos shouldn’t take more than half an hour for a bike with proper eyelets and so on.Posted 4 years ago
if you can be bothered (and admittedly this adds a modicum of faffage), ditch the daft brake bridge bracket on the rear guard.
drill a couple of wee holes then use cable ties to attach it properly.
this makes em completely rattle free and cobble proof.
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