Full Mudguards - looking for recommendations

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by bruce1530, 6 Nov 2016.

  1. bruce1530

    bruce1530 Über Member

    Somehow yesterday I managed to break a mudguard!

    The rear one snapped just where it goes through the bracket under the seat stay.
    So I’m looking for recommendations for a replacement.

    The ones on it appear to be SKS Trekking Reflectives http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bik...-trekking-reflective-mudguard-set-700c-x-45mm - which work OK for me. They are Bluemel-style fitting, with a white reflective stripe and a rear reflector.But since I’ve got to replace them, I should look at all the options.

    The bike is a GT Grade, with 700x28 tyres, and has all the mounting points.

    Any thoughts on which ones I should look at, or avoid?
  2. G3CWI

    G3CWI Veteran

    SKS chromoplastics work for me.
    si_c and Ajax Bay like this.
  3. I've think you've hit on the optimum from the reviews I've read. I did find the narrower Blumels a bit fragile on a road bike but probably because I left them on too long and the Scottish roads are sh1te but I never had a problem with the P45's that were left on the commuter permanently. Interestingly my last set of narrower SKS guards have a redesigned hanger and came through winter just fine but that was down here when they weren't on the bike as long.
  4. Spiderweb

    Spiderweb Not So Special One

    North Yorkshire
    SKS Chromoplastic for me too.
  5. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    SKS are the only one's I'd bother with.
  6. OP

    bruce1530 Über Member

    Thanks for all the comments - decided just to go for the same SKS ones as I was already using. Had a search around to find the best online price, and found a set on eBay - customer returns, as new, bolts missing - for 12 quid, or best offer, free delivery. And of course I’ve got all the bolts and fittings - just as well I didn’t chuck the thing away when it broke half way through the ride... Made an offer, got them for a bit less.
    biggs682 and I like Skol like this.
  7. T.M.H.N.E.T

    T.M.H.N.E.T Disc brakes - Stopping things since 1902

    Northern Ireland
    SKS Longboard
  8. dim

    dim Guest

    Cambridge UK
    biggs682 and tyred like this.
  9. Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Veteran

    East Devon
  10. dim

    dim Guest

    Cambridge UK
    I paid £70 for my velo orange mudguards and that included the cost of fitting

    £30 for plastic (unfitted) vs £70 for stainless steel (fitted) .... to me, £40 is not a lot of money for quality that will last ....
  11. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills ^

    +1 for SKS - bendy/flexible can be good. They last ages. And even after a bit of damage can often be repaired with duct tape - not an issue on a tourer or round town bike. Don't know those velo guards but I well remember being on a ride with someone who had some very nice metal guards kinda retro looking. But closer examination showed that they had no quick release on the front. Could be very dangerous/even fatal in the wrong circumstances.
  12. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills ^

    Last edited: 8 Nov 2016
  13. bornagainst

    bornagainst Senior Member

  14. e-rider

    e-rider crappy member

    South West
    sks chromos
    they always snap under the brake bridge eventually though - usually about every 3-4 years
  15. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    The SKS guards are not totally plastic, they have an aluminium core.
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