Who's got the guards on already then?
First autumnal ride on the singlespeed on Saturday ( which is used for riding home to work during the week) with its new mud x’s, front and rear sprocket and ring and new chain too. Mud guards also on for the next 6 months. Wasn’t as muddy as the rain lead me to believe from the lashing on Friday we had.Posted 4 years agoir_banditoSubscriber
Road bike briefly went guradless when I tried it out as a ‘cross bike this summer (greta fun!) but its back to full rpotection.
MTB hardtail has triple protection at the moment: Crud-guard on the back, Fender-bender on the forks, and now has the full THE fender on too, but that’s going to be replaced with a crud-cratcher to see how it goes.
Then need to get the full-sus setup, but as I don’t have tyres that can cope with non-dry trails on it, that will have to wait…Posted 4 years agocookeaaSubscriber
Yep my Commuter is a fixie and thus largely weather proof, but the Qty of road spray is increasing, I’m determined to keep commuting on the fixie as much as possible through winter this year…
I’ve had the lights on for a couple of weeks, and the layers have been increased for the mornings lately. The weather had mostly been on my side until last week. There’s no getting around the fact now, its autumn and it will be increasingly wet and cold for the next 6 months.
First Night ride of the season on the SS-MTB last night too, I might fit a crud catcher or a mucky-nutz type guard, but that’ll be it.Posted 4 years ago
I prefer to rely on mud proofing the rider rather than the bike for winter MTBing, it’s different on the road as a close fitting guard is a good way to keep the spray off and it won’t get filled with crap, but close fitting guards are a non-starter on the MTB and loose fitting, whale tail type ones are pretty ineffective and more likely to get knocked / broken (IMO of course)…flatpatMember
Just put in a Muckynutz order. Going to try one on the back to shield the suspension + a new rear one.
As cookeaa says, I break the rear “whale type” ones fairly regularly. However I do prefer the minimal protection of mudguards to sweating buckets in waterproof shorts/trousers.Posted 4 years ago
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