How to make your own mud flap - video

Cheap and quick to make alternative to a front fender

How to make your own mud flap

If you aren’t keen on the looks of a front fender 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 keeping the trail from ending up all over your face.

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

Oli Woodman

Section Editor, UK
With more than 10 years of experience riding mountain bikes, Oli knows the good from the bad when it comes to gear. He's a total bike nerd and loves few things more than fettling with spangly riding bits. Also, he seems to have a talent for crashing hard but emerging unscathed.
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Loamy singletrack
  • Current Bikes: Marin Pine Mountain, Pinnacle Dolomite
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