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Superlight road mudguards

Pete Tomkins’ plastic Crud Catcher was the first effective mountain bike mudguard when it came out in 1991, and it’s still going strong today, in a heavily revised form.


Now Pete and his son Jamie have brought the same creative thinking to road mudguards and, after eight months of hard work and sleepless nights, come up with this new Roadracer set.

Set to hit shop shelves at the start of September, the set includes both front and rear guards, and has been designed to fit 700x23c and 700x25c tyres.

The plastic fenders mount without tools, using thumbnuts, rubber O-rings and zip-ties, all of which are included. Claimed weight is just 160g a pair.

The stays that connect them to your fork legs and seatstays are made of glass-filled nylon and are designed to snap if anything goes wrong so they don’t wreck your spokes.

We stuck the Roadracers on an Enigma fitted with 23c wheels. Fitting was a doddle thanks to the clear instructions, although a little fiddly at times.


Clearance is tight, and can take a bit of fiddling to get right – if you’re running a low-profile carbon fork and 25c wheels you may struggle – but first impressions are good. We’ll put them through a proper test and let you know how they fare. RRP is £27.99.

The crud roadracer set is designed to fit 23c and 25c tyres: the crud roadracer set is designed to fit 23c and 25c tyres