Zefal no mud – mud guard – who has one?
Just TRIED fitting mine to the swing arm on a titus ftm – PITA! Needed a chunck (about 40mm) cutting out of the front edge to clear the seat tube on full compression. Also needed the “arms” to be 20mm longer so ended up using the long tabs with spacers to push the guard up. To perfect it i could do with 2 rubber wine corks or similar with notches cut out for the gear cable and brake hose.
Anyone use these – pics of the stays etc appreciated, anyone else had similar woes?Posted 5 years agoalthepalSubscriber
Yep- using one on my 575.. Had thought of trying something similar in a homebrew fashion but would have been very similar to it.Posted 5 years ago
Have used crud catchers in the past but had to mount it high up due to the rear wheel arc. It keeps the profile a bit cleaner, does the job, and was reasonably cheap too..
Plus I’ve got a reverb to go on so will keep most of the crap off it!snowpaulMember
I have one fitted to a square stayed frame – hard but not impossible
they are great – could do with being wider and they dont work as well on my mates 29er he reckons
it does look ugly as do all mudguards but it was invaluable on my recent 4 day trans lakes trip which was mostly wet / storm force wind / sleet / snow – its been up and down via the snowdon ranger too without a problem – I really rate it – you donbt norice it when riding and its silent in use.
If you ride over 5 hrs in manky conditions, mudguards really help – we did an 8hr ride in north wales and I was ripped for taking guards – now the others are getting them – despite all of us rocking goretex shorts… I was def cleaner and less chafed by the end of it !
paulPosted 5 years agobn880Member
@Snaps, you installed the mounting clips in reverse (arms should install on the outside not inside). The fenders are wide enough for all MTB tires. I run them with Maxxis 2.1 all the time. All you need to do is install them correctly. (proper bracket/arm install, higher above wheel, bend the arms out then tighten if necessary)
Anyway, I have had mine for a few years now on the MTB no real issues. Early I lost one right after install that I didn’t tighten at the front as it got fed into the tire (my fault). Otherwise, they are rock solid, provide excellent rear coverage, and Ok front coverage. Front coverage could indeed be better, but the important bit is the rear where all other MTB style fenders either don’t cover enough or come loose constantly.Posted 4 years ago
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