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Whats the best mudguards to get???

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by dantheman, 19 May 2008.

  1. dantheman

    dantheman New Member

    will be needing to get some mudguards, no hurry yet as weather not too bad.. Dont want to spend loads, just need something that works well, looks good or is unnoticeable, would prefer ones that are easy to take off.. I have seen these

    http://www.freemanscycles.co.uk/product2.asp?product_id=479&pname=Alloy Mudguards PW1

    what do you think/ any other suggestions??- to fit 700c x 28mm, may fit wider for winter if its an advantage??

    thanks all..
     
  2. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    I've never really noticed one from another over the years, they all loko much the same and do the same job in my experience
     
  3. upsidedown

    upsidedown Waiting for the great leap forward

    Location:
    The middle bit
    Never noticed mine, they're very old Esge. Guess it only matters how durable if you crash/drop the bike.

    My front guard has a flap of rubber type stuff at the bottom which seems to stop any water spraying.
     
  4. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
  5. mootaineer

    mootaineer New Member

    Location:
    London
  6. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

  7. Raceblades - carbon look.
     
  8. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    What mudguards to get? try NONE.

    You don't NEED them. You mean you WANT them, in order to look worldly-wise.

    don't then - don't spend anything.

    I would say that's the most important attribute of a pair of mudguards - how easy they are to take off. And never put back on again.

    i think they're crap.

    Yep - don't buy them, they're crap.
    Mudguards always get in the way, are heavy, rattly, horrible-looking, and crap.
     
  9. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Ignore bonj, he doesn't accept that you get a line of mud/water up your back when riding in the wet without guards.

    SKS chromoplastic are the ones to get. They're not easy to take off, but there are no easily-removeable guards that will do a half-decent job of protecting you.
     
  10. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk

    Plus one, on both counts.
     
  11. jiggerypokery

    jiggerypokery Über Member

    Location:
    Solihull
    I heartily recommend these at http://www.bbbparts.com/ can be taken off quickly, work perfectly, the brackets stay on the bike and are unobtrusive and they don't cost an arm and a leg.

    BFD-21F RoadProtector
    » Elegant front fender for road bikes.

    BFD-21R RoadProtector
    » Elegant rear fender for road bikes.

    Special Features
    » Protects against water and grime.» Easy quick release system. When the main fender body is removed only a very small inconspicuous piece is left on the bike.
    » Composite material. Tough and durable yet lightweight. Won't easily crack from impacts, natural projectiles or heavy use.
    Installation manual available here.
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  12. Chris James

    Chris James Über Member

    Location:
    Huddersfield
    I don't think Bonj has ever actually used mudguards. Mine don't rattle at all and weigh next to nothing. They are reasonably easy to take off but I never bother as I don't have any pretensions to racing and am not worried about their weight, given that my bike and I weigh about 190lbs before they are fitted and 191lb afterwards.

    The plus points of mudguards are that you don't get wet and dirty, the person behind you doesn't get wet, your drive chain stays cleaner much longer because it doesn't have crap sprayed at it constantly.

    Mine are SKS clones as fitted on my Dawes Audax.
     
  13. redjedi

    redjedi Über Member

    Location:
    Brentford
  14. twowheelsgood

    twowheelsgood Senior Member

    Location:
    Zurich Switzerland
    Bonj, it really isn't a case of looking worldly wise. Most of us who actually use a bike for day-to-day utility would settle for "dry". We may of course think twice should we ever get to wear the yellow jersey. I fitted my guards 7 years ago, they weight 300g and have never rattled, it isn't difficult for anyone of basic mechanical skill and a tube of loctite. the bike is used all year 'round and keeps me as dry as is possible.

    You've been advised on many occasions only to give advice about things you actually know anything about. Communities work by sharing actual experience. When you spout your baseless opinion it only serves to confuse those who came here in good faith to seek advice. the sum knowledge of the universe has been advanced only by knowing you don't like guards and have never actually used any - thanks for that.

    Get the SKSs.
     
  15. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    I also consider mudguards on a commute bike a sensible move, however IMO they should be silver/chrome and not black or colour co-ordinated with the frame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!