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Ross GardnerRoss Gardner Posts: 230
edited June 2016 in MTB buying advice
I haven't really done wet weather riding yet with my new bike, and I can't find the subject which enquired about them...

Anyway, the subject mentioned something about the fact that small guards that protected the forks, etc (can't remember the technical name for them) are better than standard ones.

Maybe some suggestions, or maybe you could steer me to that topic?

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Originally the Mucky Nutz censored Fender.

    http://www.muckynutz.com/

    Now many generic copies out there.
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  • muttley_109muttley_109 Posts: 177
    I've got a mudhugger which works well. Tough and doesn't move around

    https://www.themudhugger.co.uk/
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  • kickaxekickaxe Posts: 446
    I made myself one out of a thin 1l coke bottle just the other day, using a printed out template and a scalpel.
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  • lostboysaintlostboysaint Posts: 4,250
    I've got a mudhugger which works well. Tough and doesn't move around

    https://www.themudhugger.co.uk/

    +potato. MH are brilliant. Ran them for the first time this winter and they were noticeably better than the Crudcatchers and other stuff I'd tried before. I now commute (70% off road) on the Cotic a few times a week so they've stayed on and they continue to do a good job, even though the trails refuse to completely dry!
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  • JGTRJGTR Posts: 1,404
    Decathlon do the MuckyNutz copies for a fraction of the price
  • Mucky Nutz, easy to fit or remove, weigh next to nothing, don't flap and rattle about and they look good too!

    They don't completely stop you getting dirty, but you're into the wrong sport if you're bothered by that too much :D
  • swod1swod1 Posts: 1,639
    +potato. MH are brilliant. Ran them for the first time this winter and they were noticeably better than the Crudcatchers and other stuff I'd tried before. I now commute (70% off road) on the Cotic a few times a week so they've stayed on and they continue to do a good job, even though the trails refuse to completely dry!

    I use a mudhugger on the front works great has a better curvature around the wheel, made some velcro straps so it's easy to take off and clean.

    Thinking of buying the race version for abit more coverage over the top of the wheel.

    I've got a crud catcher on the rear works ok, only tend to use it on rides into work.
  • WinNTWinNT Posts: 21
    Ross Gardner,
    What do you want to protect? The fork, your face, your trousers or your back?

    If everything mentioned, only full size mudguards will work:
    prod84326_Black_NE_01?wid=500&hei=505
    And even with them your shoes will be dirty when you cross a puddle.

    If you do not mind having some mud on your back, you can go for smaller mudguards which is easy to put and remove.
  • Ross GardnerRoss Gardner Posts: 230
    WinNT wrote:
    Ross Gardner,
    What do you want to protect? The fork, your face, your trousers or your back?

    I just really want to protect the bike to be honest. If I'm going to go out in the wet, I'll plan my apparel accordingly.
    WinNT wrote:
    If everything mentioned, only full size mudguards will work:
    prod84326_Black_NE_01?wid=500&hei=505

    For some reason, large mudguards look wrong. It's like, "I don't know art, but this isn't it."
    WinNT wrote:
    And even with them your shoes will be dirty when you cross a puddle.

    Don't care. I've got the shoes for riding, and they are getting used. Overshoes I could get if pushed.
  • Ross GardnerRoss Gardner Posts: 230
    I have purchased the Mucky Nutz face fender and Gut fender. Thanks for the advice.
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