Which mudguards for a road bike?
I’ve recently bought some Raceblade Longs for my cannondale supersix – they are well worth the cash. sturdy and look good. Really impressed.
Being a bit of a tart I didn’t want to have anything clipped to the frame which might scuff. These are ace because they only contact the brakes & skewers
The big crudcatcher ones are pants IMO. Really flappy and poorly made.Posted 4 years agoTiRedMember
I too like P35 SKS chromoplastics. And like everyone else, my rear snapped. I had some Tortec commuter mudguards in the box of parts-that-never-found-their-way-onto-a-bike box and they’ve been every bit as good, in fact the reflective edging makes them better. For some reason. however the rear red reflector was mounted too high up, so the mudguard light points up slightly. I reused all the SKS stays and nice mounting bolts and plastic end caps too. Just swapped the mudguard itself.
Have race blades too, but the preferred money no object answer for narrow clearance is PDW full metal fenders. Charlie the Bikemonger stocks them.Posted 4 years agoThe Wrong TrousersSubscriber
Just FYI regarding the Crud Roadracers, you can spares for them from Crud for the price of a couple of stamps. So don’t worry too much about breaking them as you’ll be able to get replacement bits dead easily.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve had a set for a while and broken them once but I’ve recently bought a set of the new ones, which I like a lot and now consequently have loads of spares.
I think they’re designed to break easily in case they get stuck in something they shouldn’t.
They’re very light and discrete on the bike which I like.BezSubscriber
Haven’t had a set of Chromoplastics break yet – the one fault I do find with them is that the seatstay bracket isn’t good enough at holding them in place when you have a dyno light on the rear guard. 99% of the time it’s fine, it just occasionally needs a little shove and another nip with pliers. (That said, you could drill them and attach them with an L-shaped bracket instead.)Posted 4 years ago
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