SKS Chromoplastic P35 mudguards review

The definitive road bike mudguards

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £25.99 RRP | USD $47.72
SKS Chromoplastic P35

Our review

Simple, safe, strong and well-designed: SKS guards come highly recommended
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For riders in the know, SKS is THE name in mudguards. It uses a design that has been around for donkeys’ years – and there’s one simple reason for that: they work and work well.

The P35’s guard or fender is made from ‘chromoplastic’, a thin piece of aluminium foil encased in plastic, which gives the distinct metallic look for the silver versions. This is hard wearing and very resistant to cracking – we twisted ours around and back on itself and it didn’t crack or stress.

Our test models – the sleek-looking black version – were easy to fit to our Kinesis Racelight T test bike. P35s have a 35mm width and take a tyre up to 28mm. We got a nice close fit with 23mm and once everything was tightened off they didn’t catch or rub at all.

All hardware is stainless steel. They also feature SKS’s Secu-clip system which keeps the stays in place at the hub end, but will automatically ‘pop’ out in the event of an object catching between tyre and guard; this is an excellent safety measure.

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In all, the P35 is the standard by which all guards should be measured. 

Product Specifications


Name Name, 0, 10, Name, Chromoplastic P35
Brand Brand, 0, 20, Brand, SKS

Description Description, 2, 0, Description, This mudguard features a Secu-clip system.
Features Features, 2, 0, Features, There are a number of available sizes: 35,45,50 and 55mm. Stainless steel hardware.
Available Colours Available Colours, 2, 0, Available Colours, Black