can anyone recommend me some functional mtb mudguards? Rear and front for a hardtail.
I have used plenty of seatpost attachable variants and they simply do not work. I do not have this option now anyway.
Previously I used a decathlon rockrider (recommended from here)that attached to existing V brake mounts and it was fantastic, unfortunately I do not have this option now.
I previously used a shockboard on the front that can be transferred over but would welcome advice on front guards too.
Much appreciated!Posted 3 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Shockboard (or something exactly like it) is still the way to go on the front imo. Downtube guards just aren’t any good and this trend for arch mounted guards just seems daft to me, crown mount avoids all the mud trap issues and is better at catching watery spray too. SKS’s range is pretty confusing though I think, I have some shockboards but I’ve no clue which of their guards I’d buy today, shockblade maybe. Grand DAD for the fatbike maybe.
Rear, only recommendation I have is the Topeak Defender, but it’s a seatpost mount. Certainly the best I’ve tried since crudcatchers went shit. Very adjustable, but still going to have issue with suspension. So not sure if that’s any use to you.Posted 3 years agoJonEdwardsMember
The extra long Mudhugger on the front of my Rocket does a brilliant job of keeping my face/glasses clear enough to see through. Far less concerned about the other end, although I got the missus a matching set of Mudhuggers for Xmas, so I’ll see how she gets on with the rear one of those.Posted 3 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
@edlong, the old 3-bolt design was ace, but they switched to a pretty terrible single bolt/friction fit design. It’s been tweaked and improved but still basically shit. (I got mine working well eventually but I don’t think fitting a mudguard should involve a lathe and plastic welding).
Why doesn’t the shockboard fit? Tyre clearance, or the fitting hardware? That’s my one beef with the boards, the fitting kit is poor, mine are all held on with cableties.Posted 3 years agoThrustyjustMember
As said the latest crud rears are just crap. They don’t work and I binned mine. The front have the usual crud guard on the downtube but fitted an SKS one that has a nylon strap, which goes round the seatpost in 29er guise and I haven’t been so clean on a ride for a very long time. It looks a bit meh, like all guards but I don’t care this time of year and it take 3 seconds to unlatch and remove, without spanners. The only bad bit, is it doesn’t stay in shape and can twist a bit, but it does work and glad I got it.Posted 3 years ago
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