Giant Defy mudguards

Arjimlad

Tights of Cydonia
Location
South Glos
Well, my first set the rear mudguard cracked after a year and with this second set, ascending a rough bit of road at no great speed, with it boinging around (despite being securely fitted) the damn thing has done this.

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It jammed the back wheel so that the rear mech hanger snapped. Rear mech is knackered, the chain broke on a KMC Quick Link and so that's £60 of bits to get rolling again.

Not a happy chappy !
 

Justinslow

Lovely jubbly
Location
Suffolk
Can't hit the "like" button for that, rough luck matey. Got the crud catchers 2 on my bike and as yet had no trouble.
 

Cyclist33

Guest
Location
Warrington
Well, my first set the rear mudguard cracked after a year and with this second set, ascending a rough bit of road at no great speed, with it boinging around (despite being securely fitted) the damn thing has done this.

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It jammed the back wheel so that the rear mech hanger snapped. Rear mech is knackered, the chain broke on a KMC Quick Link and so that's £60 of bits to get rolling again.

Not a happy chappy !
ride without mudguards then!
 
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Arjimlad

Arjimlad

Tights of Cydonia
Location
South Glos
I'm going to resort to a rear guard which clips onto the seatpost.

It doesn't catch as much or keep the bike as clean but I do have an alternative bike to ride in the rain.

My plan for this year was to keep the Defy for best/dry and in the Autumn sales get a disc braked gravel/cyclecross bike for trails and wet days. I shall just bring that plan forwards a bit !
 

lpretro1

Guest
If you use a seatpost mounted one you will quickly ruin your rear brake mech as all the crud will get into it!
 
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