Old rear Crud Guard vs new one

Surf-Matt
Surf-Matt Posts: 5,952
edited February 2009 in MTB general
Got the older version (although it's not very old) on my Stumpy and the newer "Raceguard" on the Rockhopper and I must say that the old one seems MUCH more solid and secure.

Constantly having to tighten the new one and it just doesn't do as good a job.

Have Crud Guard taken a step backwards?

Comments

  • .blitz
    .blitz Posts: 6,197
    Agreed the new one isn't as secure AND it's a PITA to remove if the hex bolt is overtightened. On mine the alloy collar had corroded to the hex bolt and trying to unscrew it just ripped the splines off the inside of the plastic housing. I had to use mole grips to compress the housing so that it would grip the collar enough for me to unscrew it :(
  • Bitchin' :(

    I was looking at getting some Crud guards with my Crimbo Halfords vouchers.
    You reckon staying old skool would be better?
    Sink the eight ball. Buy the lady a drink. And nobody knows my name.
  • gs3
    gs3 Posts: 249
    Get the Cycraguard rear mudguard - very easy and secure QR attachment!

    http://www.cycrabike.co.uk/
  • gs3 wrote:
    Get the Cycraguard rear mudguard - very easy and secure QR attachment!

    http://www.cycrabike.co.uk/

    The clamping system on that looks loads better. Think I might get one of those.
  • Soggz
    Soggz Posts: 221
    Old skool rules!

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    Check out the Pantera in the middle!
    Best 'guards ive ever put on a bike!

    Cruds, definatly taken a step in the wrong direction in my humble opinion!
  • Whytepeak
    Whytepeak Posts: 2,616
    Ive got an 05' crud catcher front mudguard, and it stops a lot more mud than the new ones!

    Nice pots
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