With a chunky build and heavy-duty ﬁttings, THE’s Sportline mudguards would suit a downhill or freeride setup well. They’re some of the lighter guards on the market, and the looks are pure moto.
Fitting isn’t a quick-release affair, with zip-ties supplied for the down tube guard and a ﬁnicky set of four nuts and bolts to ﬁt a metal clamp to the seatpost. You’ll probably want to ﬁt a rubber protector to your post too, if you’re precious about scoring it. These are deﬁnitely of the ‘ﬁt and leave on’ variety.