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What size mudguard?

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by HelenD123, 8 Jun 2008.

  1. HelenD123

    HelenD123 Veteran

    Location:
    York
    I've decided I need some mudguards (no debate please ;)) but am confused about what size I need. My tyres are 700x38. I've found these on the CRC site but am confused.

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=25793

    My tyres are smooth down the middle but slightly nobbly on the sides. Does this mean I need the Hybrid 700c rather than the Wide 700c?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Cunobelin

    Cunobelin Legendary Member

    Location:
    Gosport
    Firstly these are excellent guards - no debate there!


    You have correctly identified the width of the tyre as being important, but there is also another consideration - the width of the frame.

    THe "clearance" is the distance between the frame and the tyre to allow the mudgard through. It is quite possible to get a wide guard ideal for the tyre, but that will not fit the frame.

    Providing you do not have an outlandish bike, I would simply email CRC stating the bike model and the tyre model / size - then ask for their advice.
     
  3. HelenD123

    HelenD123 Veteran

    Location:
    York
    Thanks. I didn't think about contacting CRC. I'll check the clearance and get in touch with them. I've got a Giant hybrid which is 8 or 9 years old so hopefully there won't be a problem.
     
  4. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    oh, damn. put it in the title next time, save me getting my hopes up;)
     
  5. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
  6. HelenD123

    HelenD123 Veteran

    Location:
    York
    Thanks Mister Paul. Looks like I need the 50mm.
     
  7. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    full mudguards are a bit ugly but they're very lovely when it's wet, and very amusing watching others working on their wet/muddy stripe up their back and arse