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Mudguards for carbon forks

Post by benp1 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:38 pm

Those of you with carbon forks, in particular monocoque style ones with no room for a bung underneath, what are you doing mudguard wise?

I have a crudcatcher to go on the downtube but want something to protect my face from mudsplatter. My mudguard from my salsa steel fork won't work

Thinking about a neoguard rigid or something like an enduroguard, though not sure how well the latter fits. Protecting the bottom bit of the headset from grime would be a nice benefit

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Re: Mudguards for carbon forks

Post by ScotRoutes » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:01 pm

Yep - Enduroguard.

TBH, once a bar bag/roll is fitted the amount of face splatter is significantly reduced. The guard does help keep the bag clean/dry though.

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Re: Mudguards for carbon forks

Post by benp1 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:22 pm

ScotRoutes wrote:Yep - Enduroguard.

TBH, once a bar bag/roll is fitted the amount of face splatter is significantly reduced. The guard does help keep the bag clean/dry though.
True, although I haven’t used my bar roll for my last few rides! Have used seat pack and rucksack

Plus local rides are very muddy from around October onwards
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Re: Mudguards for carbon forks

Post by Wotsits » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:25 pm

Or a Mucknutz Ben-

https://muckynutz.com

I find a long one of those + a crud catcher stop most of the crap :-bd

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Re: Mudguards for carbon forks

Post by mat_swan » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:52 pm

I've found a front mudhugger, being rigid and shaped, gives better protection on a rigid fork- because the flexible style ones get pulled relatively flat where the fork arch should be giving the shape, you end up with room for the side knobs to fling mud out forwards.

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Re: Mudguards for carbon forks

Post by benp1 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:26 am

Cheers Jase, I forgot about muckynutz, I have a fender bender somewhere in the garage

Are you guys fitting your mudguards against the fork crown or 'floating' above the tyre. I have quite a bit of clearance between tyre and the crown, c. 3 inches

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Re: Mudguards for carbon forks

Post by ScotRoutes » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:25 am

I have a "floating" Mudhugger on rigid forks.

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Re: Mudguards for carbon forks

Post by johnnystorm » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:11 am

I've got one of these on my SIDs and it's pretty good. Assuming your rigid forks have as much space in the crown of course to fit one.

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/mudguards/z ... -mudguard/
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Re: Mudguards for carbon forks

Post by Mariner » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:22 pm

I am experimenting with a Mudhugger Race front on the Fargo forks and a Crud on the down tube.
I need a spacer to allow my Lion bar bag harness straps to pass between the mudguard and the fork once the zip-ties are done up.
Not got the mudguard to sit properly yet and nearly doubled its weight with zip-ties.

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Re: Mudguards for carbon forks

Post by ScotRoutes » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:32 pm

My mudhugger is held on with 4 zip-ties. It's far enough away from the crown that straps aren't restricted. I'll try to get a decent photo when I'm home this evening.

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Re: Mudguards for carbon forks

Post by Brothersmith » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:42 pm

I use a muckynutz facing forwards with a crud catcher to collect the stuff flipped up at the back. Works well for me

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Re: Mudguards for carbon forks

Post by ScotRoutes » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:02 pm

As promised

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Re: Mudguards for carbon forks

Post by benp1 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:20 pm

Useful pics, thanks guys

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Re: Mudguards for carbon forks

Post by dlovett » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:35 am

A Mudhugger (Well it's a fat hugger). Works brilliantly in all weathers.

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Re: Mudguards for carbon forks

Post by Specialist Hoprocker » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:14 pm

I use a rear crudcatcher, with the attachment arm thingy removed and then zipped tied on.

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