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Page By: Andy Livo

Created/Edited: Jan 22, 2014 / Jan 22, 2014

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A Rear Mudguard

There are very few mudguards out there that are compatible with full suspension bikes. Most are attached to the seatpost and this interferes with the swing arm, especially on long travel bikes. Also it hinders lowering the seatpost for descents. All in all they are totally unsasifactory. The only one which seems to address the problem is the 'Mudhugger''. But this is expensive and will not fit my bike.

So:-
I decided to take matters into my own hands. 
Here is my solution. I took a 'Mucky Nutz'' 'fender bender' attached this to the swing arm. Then place their 'rear fender' on top of that giving it more support. Zip tied it to the swing arm. The whole thing moves freely and the guard seems to be pretty stable. Now I need to test it!!



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RayMondoExcellent

RayMondo

Voted 10/10

The swing arm seems obvious when it has been invented. But it is always - "need is the creator of invention". (Necessity is the Mother of invention).

And a good solution for the adaptation.
Posted Feb 12, 2014 11:46 am

BeDrinkableNice thought!

BeDrinkable

Voted 10/10

I'm glad you posted this. I have an old (er, Topeak maybe?) guard that broke on my first season. It uses this odd ratcheting clamp that is not sturdy an does not hold the guard parallel to the frame. It tends to wobble back and forth, which undermines its purpose. But I haven't gotten a new one yet because they almost all tend to have similar issues! I like your solution tho'.
Posted Apr 9, 2014 8:51 am

Andy LivoRe: Nice thought!

Andy Livo

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Hi BD. Yep taken this set up down some very tech trails and holds up well.
Posted Apr 9, 2014 9:39 am

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