The pros and cons of mudguards

The pros and cons of mudguards

Frank Strack 21 Feb 2019 Mudguards ruin the look of your bike and the purity of your ride, but they do keep you dry. Frank Strack ponders the issue Dear Frank What is the Velominati’s rule on mudguards? They would seem to go against several rules concerning the look of the bike and the hardness of the ride, but I’d argue they should be obligatory for anyone riding in a group in wet weather. Callum, Surrey Dear Callum, No other beacon rings as strong that winter is truly upon us as the seasonal shift of concern from the convenience of saddlebags towards that of mudguards. Are mudguards ugly? Of course they are. Are they practical? Less ‘of course’, but still mostly yes. And that’s where the real trouble comes in: are they more practical than they are ugly? And, should that be the case, are they a contravention to the ...

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