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Front mudhuggers??

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:27 pm
by Mike
There are two types the shorty n the full length. Is there much difference in them and which is most recommended? I would assume the race one is better but how much better?

Re: Front mudhuggers??

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:31 pm
by Gregsie
Got the full length on a couple of bikes. Seem to keep more mud off than friends who've got shorter guards on their bikes.

Re: Front mudhuggers??

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:36 pm
by Bearbonesnorm
Is the race version not faster?

Re: Front mudhuggers??

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:40 pm
by ScotRoutes
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:36 pm
Is the race version not faster?
Only if it has the red stickers

Re: Front mudhuggers??

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:00 pm
by sean_iow
Mike wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:27 pm
I would assume the race one is better but how much better?
Better for racing or keeping the mud off?

I've got the full size on the front and it seems to work well. I've got a 650b version on the rear of my 29er, they sent the wrong one and I didn't think being slightly shorter would make a difference, but it does. I still get a muddy back, but nowhere near as bad as pre-mudguard. Go for the maximum coverage is my advice.

Re: Front mudhuggers??

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:02 pm
by Mike
Long it is then ta.

Re: Front mudhuggers??

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:42 am
by middleagedmadness
If it’s for +tyres mike they cut down a bit of the poor show but not all of it , had the long one on my longitude most times we went out and still got a face full of it , worked great when it was paired with a crud catcher mind, rear ones absolutely brilliant never a wet arse

Re: Front mudhuggers??

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:08 am
by RIP
rear one even better with chopped-off 2L milk container appended to it :wink:

Re: Front mudhuggers??

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:02 am
by jam bo
RRP proguard max is betterer.

Re: Front mudhuggers??

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:11 am
by Bearbonesnorm
How stable is this type of guard when fitted to forks without a cross brace ie rigid?

Re: Front mudhuggers??

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:19 am
by ScotRoutes
Fine for me Stu. I have the front Mudhugger (plus extension) on a set of Plus width carbon forks and they're absolutely rigid. No flopping or rubbing. Also have one on the fatbike and again no problem.

Re: Front mudhuggers??

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:51 pm
by middleagedmadness
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:11 am
How stable is this type of guard when fitted to forks without a cross brace ie rigid?
Never had a problem on the genesis stu , some decent cable ties ,not Halfords specials , and it never moved

Re: Front mudhuggers??

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:46 pm
by techno
middleagedmadness wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:51 pm
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:11 am
How stable is this type of guard when fitted to forks without a cross brace ie rigid?
Never had a problem on the genesis stu , some decent cable ties ,not Halfords specials , and it never moved
Same here on my stooge. They're Spot on going to buy a rear one on the strength of the fronts performance.

Re: Front mudhuggers??

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:11 pm
by htrider
Muckynutz do their own version and its longer (and bettererer) still
https://muckynutz.com/MTB/MugGuard_Long

Re: Front mudhuggers??

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:51 pm
by lune ranger
I have the long one with the add on extra. It does a good job of impersonating an actual full length mudguard with the added benefit of really good clearance for mountain biking.

Stu - they mount very strongly on non-suss forks. No mods needed on a wide bladed carbon fork. On steel forks such as on a Fargo or Krampus i’ve needed to cut (not hard with a good knife) some material away where it meets the crown to get it sitting well.

Re: Front mudhuggers??

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:09 pm
by dlovett
Mike wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:27 pm
There are two types the shorty n the full length. Is there much difference in them and which is most recommended? I would assume the race one is better but how much better?
Three if you include the fat hugger, which is brilliant even on skinny 29ers.

I use velcro tape which means they can be taken on and off in a minute or so. Never had them move, even when I forgot to take them off and they went down the motorway on the roof.

Re: Front mudhuggers??

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:06 am
by larsmars
Big fan of the Mudhugger front and rear. I've been wanting to try adding a second front hugger on the rear between the tyre and seat tube. Saw few examples of FS riders doing that to protect pivot bearings, etc.

https://images.app.goo.gl/ysQKNpsRC7LczbGR6

Re: Front mudhuggers??

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:10 pm
by lune ranger
larsmars wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:06 am
Big fan of the Mudhugger front and rear. I've been wanting to try adding a second front hugger on the rear between the tyre and seat tube. Saw few examples of FS riders doing that to protect pivot bearings, etc.

https://images.app.goo.gl/ysQKNpsRC7LczbGR6
I’ve copied SeanIoW (with materials he kindly donated I have to add :-bd )of this parish and added some 2mm plastic sheeting from the seat stay bridge to the seat tube.
It’s cut and bent to shape and mimics a full sized guard. Does a very good job at keeping crud off my frame bag and water bottle.
I thought a Muckynuts guard or something similar could also do the job well.

Re: Front mudhuggers??

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:55 pm
by wriggles
Swapped my front mudhugger out for an RRP Pro-guard. Makes the front mudhugger look puny.

The worst ever front guard is the Syncros Fox 34 bolt on front guard. Its tiny and even has cut outs to expose the stanchions :roll:

Re: Front mudhuggers??

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:45 pm
by ton
rrp pro is ace for 3'' front tyres.
I have a mudhugger 29 rear guard. will I need to buy the extention thing for a 3'' rear tyre?

Re: Front mudhuggers??

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:14 pm
by lune ranger
ton wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:45 pm
rrp pro is ace for 3'' front tyres.
I have a mudhugger 29 rear guard. will I need to buy the extention thing for a 3'' rear tyre?
No. The medium length works fine on my Krampus, it extends further back than the wheel. I think the different lengths are for different seat stay angles. Long guards for low positioned stays such as on some fs bikes with swing arms and whatnot.

Re: Front mudhuggers??

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:34 pm
by dlovett
ton wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:45 pm
rrp pro is ace for 3'' front tyres.
I have a mudhugger 29 rear guard. will I need to buy the extention thing for a 3'' rear tyre?
No, but the extension makes a big difference in keeping you clean. Try making an extension out of a coke bottle and see what you think.

Re: Front mudhuggers??

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:39 pm
by lune ranger
The extension is for front guards. Though they do an add on for rears to make it wider and longer - sold for fatties.

Re: Front mudhuggers??

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:52 pm
by ton
sorry, I was meaning the rear thing that makes the guard wider. need for a 3'' tyre?

Re: Front mudhuggers??

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:03 pm
by dlovett
No, but the extension makes a big difference in keeping you clean. Try making an extension out of a coke bottle and see what you think.
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The extension is approx 1/3 of the width of the guard in the picture. On a 29er wheel set for scale, it does make quite a difference.



ImageFathugger with extension by Duncan Lovett, on Flickr