With a chunky build and heavy-duty ﬁttings, THE's Sportline mudguards would suit a downhill or freeride setup well. They're some of the lighter guards on the market, and the looks are pure moto.
Fitting isn’t a quick-release affair, with zip-ties supplied for the down tube guard and a ﬁnicky set of four nuts and bolts to ﬁt a metal clamp to the seatpost. You'll probably want to ﬁt a rubber protector to your post too, if you're precious about scoring it. These are deﬁnitely of the ‘ﬁt and leave on’ variety.
This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike