- mudguards or wet arse?
- crispy baconMember
although I also use a mudguard to stop the worst of the wet mud going up my back 🙂
I use a dirtmonkey I bought from Halfrauds (Oh the shame 😕 ) for about £10 it is set about 4 inches from the tyre to avoid it hitting the wheel hence the need for the waterproof shorts.Posted 8 years agoTandemJeremyMember
Mudguards every time. anyone who rides without one is daft IMO – why does the look of your bike matter more than its function? I ride most days and simply prefer to be warm and dry rather than get spray all over me.
Its nice to be able to go into a pub without splashing mud everywhere as well.Posted 8 years agocarlphillipsMember
i hear you on the mudguards look shite but around 2 months ago i fitted one to my xc bike for the 1st time ever and did a truly torrential ride around, i am now a convert and have them on most of my bikes, i can live with it looking crap for the comfy side of the ride.Posted 8 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
They do look bad, I can understand why that bothers people (though mine look fine IMO, but on a full suss they can be awful). What narks me is when people come up with ridiculous ways to rationalise their dislike. "They don't make any difference". "They rattle" "They just break" "They can be dangerous in a crash" and my personal favourite, "They're no use for PROPER mountain biking".
But nothing wrong with not fitting them just because you don't like the look, it's their a**e 😉Posted 8 years agohilldodgerMember
Why does the look matter? form over function? get real
Funny thing Jezza, on some posts you're all 'freedom of choice' and 'make up your own mind' but really it comes down to is 'think like me or I'll start calling names' – you're just a bitter old man really aren't you, stick to the wiping and swiping eh………..Posted 8 years ago
Funny thing Jezza, on some posts you're all 'freedom of choice' and 'make up your own mind' but really it comes down to is 'think like me or I'll start calling names' – you're just a bitter old man really aren't you, stick to the wiping and swiping eh………..
nail on the head…………..well said that man.. 😆Posted 8 years ago
They look shit, they don't make shit all difference, they scratch your paintwork, they're just something else to clean. Even not wearing waterproof shorts is better, and TBH a normal pair of shorts over the usual Lycra is enough to keep the worst off anyway.Posted 8 years ago
nickc – are you sure??Posted 8 years ago
Its weird that when i ride with a mate with no mudguard his face/eyes are covered in mud, me with a mudguard have a clean face and more importantly clean eyes (contact lenses)
With a rear guard it save the worst of the wet running off your shorts down your legs into sealskinz or shoes. Surely even been 1% drier is better than none at all?theotherjonvSubscriber
they do look shit but they work brilliantly.
I've got a crud catcher, new design raceguard and the best bit of all, a neoprene pissflap thing on the fork to stop that bit of grit that gets thrown up and forward at exactly the right trajectory to match my forward motion and get me straight in the eyes when you've taken your glasses off briefly because you're going so slow they just misted up.Posted 8 years agoclubberMember
Crud catcher and rear crud guard with waterproof shorts for proper long rides in the rain. Saying guards don't work is obviously bs though clearly they work best on a hardtail where you can fix it near the tyre. Just looking at the state people with and without mudguards are in at the end of a group ride shows that.
Oh and spot on about TJ.Posted 8 years agostumpy01Member
Always used a front & rear crud mudguards.Posted 8 years ago
Don't care what my bike looks like, particularly when it's really mucky. I don't understand how mudguards on your bike looks any worse than the appearance that you have just had an uncontrolled violent outburst of dysentry all over your shorts & up your back if you don't wear mudguards.pop larkinMember
Just fitted some for the first time as I need to get in my car after riding and I have beige leather seats- the alternative is getting your nob out on the car park to change into clean clothesPosted 8 years ago
I must admit I think they look ok- white ones on a black frame- not that it matters obvously 😉trail_ratMember
endura stealths keep me dry ….
although i have been seen sporting not 2 mudguards but 5 …… 2 cruds on downtube , one up the seat tube and a rear one out the back , and one on the front of fork …. they might be back on for the puffer since its looking like its not going to be -19 🙁Posted 8 years agosodafarlsMember
"don't care if my clothes or face is muddy TBH. Rear mudguards are just a waste of space."Posted 8 years ago
Mudguards are a waste of space TBH. I enjoy shite all over my face/glasses, water pouring down my waterproof socks/boots and my bike looks cooler to other middle aged men. And apparently they rattle or something.
Oh for f**ks sake.
It's a bit of mud and a bit of water, for a few hours maybe once or twice a week, it might even reach your skin…Oh. The. Horror. God forbid that you may come into contact with dirt, I mean how f**king awful that must be…
I mean, I can shrug off all my clothes and chuck them into the washing machine, and low, they come out pristine, and look, see how the hose washes away the mud from the bike…
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