I've just taken the silver full mudguards (which came with the bike) off my hybrid trek 7.1 (which is black) and the bike looks a thousand times better. When the rain appears next, what alternatives do i have other than putting the silver guards back on? What mudguards do you guys and gals use? Would black full guards look better than the silver ones? I realise that come the autumn (if not before) mudguards are going to be essential for me to avoid a soaking. Oh, and if it makes a differnence, i have a rack fitted.