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Mud guard front advise

ageisageis Posts: 49
edited March 2018 in Road beginners

Am just getting into road cycling to get fit.

Due Manchester brilllent weather, I decied to get myself a mud guard set.

Only upon installing it did I relise it wasn't what I had in mind.

I was after one that would stick out at the front. ... board-set/

I believe it's mean't to be attached to the down tube and just above the wheel.
Am I correct?

Is this style effect at stopping mud/rain water flicking upwards?


  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    It's better than nothing but full guards and flaps is the perfect solution. You'll find that the front wheel throws mud and water forward and your bike gets covered in it.
  • ageisageis Posts: 49
    Sorry could you give me an example. I never seen ones with flaps
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Something like this ... _21528.htm

    If you're a club rider we usually extend them even further to Keep the spray down.
  • pilot_petepilot_pete Posts: 2,120
    ageis wrote:
    Sorry could you give me an example. I never seen ones with flaps

    Mud flaps, which 9 times out of 10 are simply not long enough to prevent spray being thrown up behind you from the rear wheel, or over your bottom bracket/ feet from the front wheel. As cougie says, most of us would replace/ extend them with a piece of something like damp proof course or an old plastic 4 pint milk carton cut to shape and bolted on with a couple of stainless bolts with nylock nuts and washers (you would need to drill your guards to do this)


  • bungle73bungle73 Posts: 758
    Have you looked at the SKS Raceblade Pros? They provide pretty good coverage, except for your seat tube from the front of the rear wheel, which is why I dropped them off my list.

    Myself, I went with the Crud RoadRacer MK IIIs, which work pretty well, but are slightly temperamental, and you have to stick a velco-type substance to your frame and fork. They do provide protection for the chainset and chain though, which seems to be a unique, but handy, feature. Made in the UK too.
  • frozefroze Posts: 194
    For my touring bike I went with Planet Bike Cascadia fenders; see: ... arrow.html I've had them for 2 years and they're holding up fine, of course you will need eyelets in the fork and rear dropout to mount these to. IF you don't have eyelets to mount fenders to the the Crud Roadracer MK3 or the are a good full fender system for road bikes.

    But if your on a mountain bike the Planet Bike Grunge board is hard to beat.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,732
    Ageis what bike have you got as this will assist in advising you.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • lakesludditelakesluddite Posts: 1,337
    oxoman wrote:
    Ageis what bike have you got as this will assist in advising you.

    This. If you have mudguard mounts then the choices are different than if you don't - not all road bikes do, in fact most don't.

    The mudguards you shared the link to are essentially Mountain Bike guards, and will provide very little coverage at the front - better than nothing but only just.
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