Crud Catcher front mudguard review

Down tube guard

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £11.00 RRP | USD $15.01
Crud Catcher front mudguard

Our review

A classic mud catcher that offers great value and good coverage
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The Crud Catcher was a landmark product for mountain biking in the UK and is now in its ninth iteration, and at a very reasonable price too.


The classic catcher attaches easily to your down tube with a pair of rubber O-rings. However, some frames’ down tubes don’t match up that well with the three mounting points, so it can be tricky to fix it on tight enough.


The dual-shot moulding means you get a soft rubber around the top edge, but it’s difficult to get the guard right up close to the fork crown, so some mud flicks through. There’s a small Crud logo in soft rubber on the outside to sit against your down tube and stop it rubbing.

Product Specifications


Name Front Mudguard
Brand Crud Catcher

Weight (g) 78
Available Colours Black Graphite White