SKS Raceblade XL Mudguards review

Best for race bikes

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £39.99 RRP | USD $73.57
SKS Raceblade XL

Our review

Ample protection from the elements
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If your bike doesn’t have mudguard eyelet braze-ons, or you’re running larger tyres and have clearance issues, clip-on Raceblades are the answer. 


No tools are required – these fit onto the seatstays and fork blades in seconds using a highly effective yet simple rubber band strap system – and they’re suitable for 18-23mm tyres.

They provide ample protection from the elements with only the minimum of overspray – nothing to make things uncomfortable or get you really filthy.

SKS makes claims about their light weight (235g a pair) and aerodynamic qualities, but if you’re more concerned with saving weight than keeping your bum dry then you really need to rethink your priorities.

The stainless stays allow the guard section to slide fore and aft to get the position just right.


The rubber mounts have holes for cable ties (included) to make the fit more permanent, and you can see why: without them the guards can be easily knocked, leading to tyre rub. 

Product Specifications


Name Raceblades
Brand SKS

Description A raceblade which fits tyres up to 23mm. XL version also available which accepts 23-32mm tyres.
Weight (g) 235
Features Mounting time in seconds with rubber straps or cable ties. Super Lightweight Aluminium-Plastic composite material. Superior dirt protection due to snug fit close to the tyre. Does not interfere with clean look of your bike - nearly invisible
Available Colours Black Carbon Silver