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Cycraguard mudguards

Posted by Matt | July 9, 2007 | 2 comments so far

For years, mention of troublesome mud in MTB circles has been met with the stock answer, to get some Crud Catchers. The name has become synonymous with mudguards in the same way that Hoovers are to vacuums.

Now Madison have decided the time has come to grab a piece of the (mud) pie for themselves by introducing the Cycraguard, ‘the world’s most technically advanced mudguards’ in conjunction with Cycra Racing. To support such bold claims come all sorts of technical information that is lost on me but that just goes to show my ignorance of the intricacies of mud management (although I’ve seen a bit in my time).

Actually, they don’t look too bad. There’s one to mount on the downtube to protect against front wheel debris and a seatpost mounted one that is there to prevent the traditional racing strip of muddy detritus accumulating on your backside. The rear one has the added bonus of a quick release mechanism – not unique I know, but welcome to any riders who would like to own just one rear mudguard to switch between their bikes. Added to which, you can fit and remove it at your whim, as soon as you think sensible, rather than forgetting and riding around in mid summer with the mudguard still attached.

Given the recent rain though, that’s not such a bad idea…

So, if you’re looking for a ‘technically advanced’ mudguard, these should be just for you! They’re available in white, black and titanium but you’ll have to wait until August 2007. I might get a set myself. Gee, if they’re technically advanced an’ all…

Filed under 2007, News in July 2007

Matt

About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years he's now running a YT Industries Jeffsy 29er and a Bird AM Zero Boost.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

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  1. Muddymoles says:

    How to: Keep your bike clean in winter

    Top tips for keeping you bike in running order over winter, by keeping it clean and the mud off.

  2. Pingback: How to: Keep your bike clean in winter | Tips | Muddymoles: Mountain biking (MTB) in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

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