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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:24 pm 
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I want some kind of rear guard.

The simpler and the lighter = better :D

Can't frame mount, must be post or seat mounted.

Any recomendations on what's best ? Crud ? Top Peak ? Other ? Any particular models to steer clear of ?

Cheers,

WD :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:32 pm 
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WD Pro wrote:
I want some kind of rear guard.

The simpler and the lighter = better :D

Can't frame mount, must be post or seat mounted.

Any recomendations on what's best ? Crud ? Top Peak ? Other ? Any particular models to steer clear of ?

Cheers,

WD :D


When you say can't be frame mounted - is that because of the geometry / design, or because there's no hole in the bridge?

I've used some plastic clip on guards on my 95 Apex, the frame has no hole in the seat-stay bridge, nor any mounting holes on the dropouts (or forks, for that matter). They clip around the seat-stay bridge (snap on to it) and snap around the seat-tube, just below the front mech - think there may be a handy little cutout on the seat-tube clip thing for the front mech cable too - either that or I made one.

They're reasonably long, but would clog in mud, they're really for use in the road against rain.

And all of that is pointless waffle, if there's frame design / geometry reasons why you couldn't use that sort of mudguard.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:44 pm 
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No, purely asthetics and frame finish protection ... :oops: :lol:

No holes in the bridges though and no bosses :D

If I can mount on the seat rails - no helitape needed.

If I can mount on the seatpost - only one band of helitape needed.

WD :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:37 pm 
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I have both a Topeak and a Crud Catcher and they're much of a muchness to be honest.

I use them on my MTBs to keep my arse dry and stop that brown stripe that make you look like you've had an embarrassing explosive episode. They both do a good job. You still get spray off the rest of the wheel though.

I run proper full length, full width mudguards on my commuter, they're far better and prevent spray off the wheels on your legs but they'd be crap in mud.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:51 pm 
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I have a crud catcher and a retro flinger. Both work but flinger is more adjustable with a jointed arm rather than fixed.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:00 pm 
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I have them all , in assorted colours :D All crud naturally.

Race crud is good and quite minimal. Seatpost mounting.
My personal preference with crud is their original crud guard with the alloy posts. :D A tastier looking guard ive yet to see.

To the moment im using their more modern style seat post mounted. It does the job though isnt very ascetically pleasing


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:17 pm 
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dyna-ti wrote:
My personal preference with crud is their original crud guard with the alloy posts. :D A tastier looking guard ive yet to see.


+1

I still have the one that I bought as soon as they came out, complete with period MBUK sticker :lol: As you say, I've never seen another guard that manages to combine practicality and retro looks to the same degree.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:26 pm 
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Any pictures of the above ?

I found this picture on here during a search :

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Any got one, tried one etc ?

Any UK retailers ?

WD :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:59 pm 
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That ^^^ is too much of a mud/water trap for my liking. OK if the saddle's just a cheap throwaway job, or if you're happy to remove the guard and clean the area every few days, but I reckon a seatpost-mounted guard would be more practical.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:06 pm 
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I've used the Ass-saver and it's not overly great on an mtb.
It's too high and a bit too flimsy to keep mud off you. It's ok in the road bike at keeping spray off ya butt.

I use an SKS seatpost mounted one on the mtb. It attached via a nylon strap so it's easy to get it on and off, yet doesn't move or slip. Excellent bit of kit!


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