How to make your own mud flap – video

Cheap and quick to make alternative to a front mudguard

If you aren’t keen on the looks of a front mudguard 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.

How to make your own mud flap

Video: How to make your own mud flap