Full Mudguards on mountain bike without eyes

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Full Mudguards on mountain bike without eyes

Postby Garbit » Fri Jan 18, 2013 00:51 am

Hello all,

I've got a GT Agressor XC 3 2009 Mountain bike which I'd like to fit full mud guards to but I don't think I have eyes to fit them to (see pics). Can anyone suggest any solutions for me? I've got crud catchers and a neoprene sleeve on the front fork at the minute but frankly it doesn't stop the spray and I'm covered most days!

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I've also been thinking about selling this and either getting a road bike or a commuter/touring bike but that's a whole other thread :)

thanks in advance

Andy

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Re: Full Mudguards on mountain bike without eyes

Postby mrmonkfinger » Fri Jan 18, 2013 09:33 am

Been there, done that...

See carrera kraken link in my sig and http://rideitfixit.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/more-winter-fettling.html

3 P-clips will sort out a suspension fork. I needed to knock up a bracket, and used 4.

2 P-clips sort out the chainstays near the hub.

If you don't have the bridge near the crank, you can use a bike light bracket on the seattube to make a mount point.

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Re: Full Mudguards on mountain bike without eyes

Postby Father Jack » Sat Jan 19, 2013 23:42 pm

If you do buy a road bike it's likely it won't have clearence for mudguards either. It really is a pain getting a bike to fit. I thought have no problem with one of my bikes, but the front derailler clashes with the rear mudguard.
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Re: Full Mudguards on mountain bike without eyes

Postby unixnerd » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:30 pm

Zefal make mudguards that bolt onto the fork bridge, I've used a set for a few years and they're great. Not all forks have a mounting hole in the middle of the fork bridge so check before buying.
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Re: Full Mudguards on mountain bike without eyes

Postby Garbit » Mon Jan 21, 2013 01:28 am

Hey there chaps thanks for the replies. I've seen a few options and I've been looking at the following;

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/sks/velo-55-cross-mtb-mudguard-set-ec041702#answers

There are some pictures of the velo 65 here (not 55 above) which look good ;
http://reviews.mtbr.com/sks-interbike-booth

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/sks-velo-42-urban-clip-on-mudguard-set/
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/zefal-paragon-mudguards/

Can anyone recommend one of these or another we haven't seen yet?

thanks again

Andy

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Re: Full Mudguards on mountain bike without eyes

Postby mrmonkfinger » Fri Jan 25, 2013 14:23 pm

Velos look pretty good to me, they have a built in handy frame clip which saves a bit of faff.

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Re: Full Mudguards on mountain bike without eyes

Postby Garbit » Wed Apr 03, 2013 13:32 pm

I went with the SKS Velo 55's in the end which worked well. Only problem now is some bar steward has nicked it sadface

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Re: Full Mudguards on mountain bike without eyes

Postby alvamat » Fri Apr 05, 2013 14:01 pm

yeah,not all forks have a mounting hole in the middle of the fork bridge so check before buying.thanksImage


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