SKS Stingray mudguards review£42.00

Keep yourself and the riders that follow dryer for longer

BikeRadar score4/5

These Stingray mudguards, with lime green highlights, are constructed from aluminium encapsulated within highly durable plastic. They’re 47mm wide and suitable for 700c tyres with 28-38mm widths.

Comprehensive fittings are supplied for all styles of stay, bridge and dropouts. The fitting process requires a 4mm Allen key, a screwdriver, a spanner and some bolt cutters or a hacksaw to shorten the mudguards’ stays if necessary. From start to finish, the job takes around an hour.

‘Secu Clips’ hold the front mudguards’ steel stays to the fork legs, and are designed to allow the stays to break away if any obstruction gets caught between the mudguard and the front wheel. The mudguards themselves are robust and remain securely anchored thanks to a three-point attachment at the front and four-point configuration at the rear. There’s no rattling, and only limited movement, even when you’re riding on cobblestones.

The Stingrays' width looks generous when used with tyres at the narrow end of their recommended range, but there’s an aesthetic sweetspot with 35–38mm tyres. If fitted suitably close to the tyres, spray protection is very good. That said, I’d like to see flaps at the ends of the front and rear mudguards so that my feet and any following riders can stay drier for longer.

SKS has long been the benchmark for high-quality, long-lasting mudguards, and the Stingray pairing is ideal for keeping wintry filth off of your all-road or winter rig.

SKS Stingray mudguards specifications

  • Material: Aluminium
  • Width: 47mm
  • Suitable for tyre widths: 28–38mm
Robin Wilmott

Tech Writer, Tech Hub, UK,
Robin began road cycling in 1988, and with mountain bikes in their infancy, mixed experimental off-road adventures with club time trials and road races. Cyclocross soon became a winter staple, and has remained his favourite form of competition. Robin has always loved the technical aspect of building and maintaining bikes, and several years working in a good bike shop only amplified that. Ten years as a Forensic Photographer followed, honing his eye for detail in pictures and words. He has shot at the biggest pro events since the '90s, and now he's here, drawing on all those experiences to figure out what makes a bike or component tick.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 178cm / 5'10"
  • Weight: 75kg / 165lb
  • Discipline: Road, cyclocross, time trials
  • Beer of Choice: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

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