How to make a mud flap for your mountain bike

Cheap and quick DIY alternative to a front mudguard

If you aren’t keen on the looks of a front mudguard on your mountain bike or don’t ride in the mucky stuff enough to warrant the purchase of one, then here’s a quick and cheap alternative to keep the grime out of your eyes.


Mud flaps have been popular for years among penny-pinching racers. For the cost of a beat-up old inner tube and a few cable ties, these go a long way towards stopping trail from ending up all over your face.


Watch the video below as BikeRadar takes you through the simple step-by-step process of making a mud flap for your own fork.