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Crud Road VS SKS Guards

gb155gb155 Posts: 2,048
edited March 2010 in Commuting chat
My SKS's are not only looking worse for wear but are in need of being replaced due to them falling apart.

So Im looking at either geting a new set of SKS (For my Ribble) or maybe a set of Crud Road guards, The question is what would YOU go for and why ?
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  • el_presidenteel_presidente Posts: 1,963
    I use the cruds , I think they are great. Are you comparing them with the full SKS or the race guards? IMHO they are superior to both but in different ways!
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  • janglejangle Posts: 114
    Having used both I would say that Crud is the better product. Just make sure that they will fit your bike, without rubbing.
  • fitted my cruds back in october, havent needed to adjust them once, no rubbing etc work perfect and fit perfect.
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  • gbsahne001gbsahne001 Posts: 1,962
    Fitted the SKS race blades a week or so ago and would only use them as an emergency, as they rub and rattle and are generally annoying. The SKS full mudguards (on the hybrid) dont make a squeak

    I would have got the cruds but they state a max tyre size of 25 and I'm running 28s for a bit of comfort.
  • cluclu Posts: 89
    What's the minimum amount of clearance you need to fit the crud mudguards, anyone have any ideas?

    I'm considering a pair of them, but I'm not sure if they'll fit my bike.
    From what I can see, there's about 7mm clearance between the tyre and the frame (where the seat stays come together above the rear wheel). I have 700x23 tyres on my bike. So I'm considering the 18-23 size mudguards. Is that enough of a gap?
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  • FeynmanCFeynmanC Posts: 649
    4mm clearance, if i'm remembering right.
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  • Wrath RobWrath Rob Posts: 2,918
    There's a big thread on this over in Road Buying that might help
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  • cluclu Posts: 89
    Thanks FaynmanC and Wrath Rob, I found the thread.

    Getting a bit fed up with getting wet from the spray of water from the road, so mudguards becoming a bit of a necessity.
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