No.22 launches $1,100 titanium mudguards

The full-length metal mudguards fit tyres up to 35mm wide

No.22 titanium mudguards

No.22 has released $1,100 titanium full-length mudguards for road and gravel riding. The road option fits 28mm tyres and the gravel version wraps around 35mm tyres.

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Each width starts from $900 in the raw colour finish and one-colour anodised increases the price to $1,000. Both high-polish and anodised-fade options cost $1,100 (international pricing N/A).

The American brand, which specialises in titanium road bikes, says the mudguards are made from a single piece of titanium.

No.22 titanium mudguards
The mudguards are available in colours to match the finish of your frame.
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This eliminates seams, creating clean edges and a smooth surface, according to the New York-based manufacturer.

No.22 has opted for the lightweight strength of titanium in its ‘guards. The road width weighs a claimed 655g and the gravel size is 700g, both including struts and hardware, according to the brand.

The mudguards mount with standard hardware.

The best mudguards and fenders are typically made from plastic or aluminium, such as Velo Orange’s alloy mudguards.

Although titanium is an increasingly common frame material for road and gravel bikes alike, titanium mudguards are rarer.

No.22 titanium mudguards
The rear mudguard extends reasonably far down the back wheel to protect shiny components.
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Most alloy mudguards come with a small weight penalty compared to plastic mudguards. This is likely to be of little concern on commuter bikes, when staying dry is the priority, rather than weight or all-out performance.

However, if you’re a dedicated weight weenie running mudguards on a lightweight road bike or gravel bike, the weight of full-length alloy mudguards may be a cause for (minor) concern.

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Or, maybe you’re just a committed titanium magpie and like the idea of extending that commitment to titanium mudguards. If that’s the case, more power to you.