Full Mudguards - looking for recommendations

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

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  1. bruce1530

    bruce1530 Über Member

    Location:
    Ayrshire
    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

    Location:
    Macclesfield
    SKS chromoplastics work for me.
     
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  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

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

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    SKS are the only one's I'd bother with.
     
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    bruce1530

    bruce1530 Über Member

    Location:
    Ayrshire
    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.
     
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  7. T.M.H.N.E.T

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

    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    SKS Longboard
     
  8. dim

    dim Guest

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

    Ajax Bay Veteran

    Location:
    East Devon
    ????????????
     
  10. dim

    dim Guest

    Location:
    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 ^

    Location:
    London
    +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 ^

    Location:
    London
    Last edited: 8 Nov 2016
  13. bornagainst

    bornagainst Senior Member

    Location:
    Liverpool
  14. e-rider

    e-rider crappy member

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

    Milkfloat Veteran

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