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Review: Mudhugger Front & Rear Mudguard

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We like it dirty! During these wet winter months, anyone who rides around on two wheels in woods and meadows will usually be rewarded with a neat mudslinging. Thus it was the perfect time of year to test the new Mudguards from Mudhugger .

Mudhugger is a small company from the United Kingdom based in the West Midlands. Anyone who had visited the UK in the winter will know that local mountain bikers are hardy folk who ride whatever the weather, rain or shine, mud or dust, so these guys should know how to withstand bad weather conditions.

Mudhugger Front Rear Test Review Enduro Mountainbike Magazine MTB Mountainbike_00_-3

We had the British made Mudguards fitted to front and rear wheel. The “Standard Front Mudhugger” consists of an extremely stable and robust piece of plastic that is adapted to the stanchions of the fork. The Mudhugger can be mounted either with the supplied Velcro or tie-wraps. The Mudhugger covers about 25 centimeters behind the crown thus protects effectively against water and mud splashes.

Plug & Play. Mit Klettverschlüssen oder Kabelbindern ist der Mudhugger in kürzester Zeit montiert.

Plug & Play. With Velcro or tie-wraps the Mudhugger is mounted in no time.

Der Front Mudhugger bedeckt das 26" große Laufrad am Merida One-Sixty großzügig.

The front Mudhugger covers the 26″ big wheel of the Merida One-Sixty generously.

Stabiler und größer als vergleichbare Schlammschützer der Konkurrenz. Der Mudhugger.

Stable and larger than comparable “fenders” from the competition: the Mudhugger.

The “Standard Rear Mudhugger” is a stable injection-moulded plastic part that is attached with tie-wraps to the swingarm. The Mudhugger is shapely, reminiscent of a motorized trial bike, and there is no doubt about the technical function. There is accounting for taste, but anyone who puts more emphasis to the FFF motto “form follows function” than on a respectable appearance will definitely find happiness with the Mudhugger. The guard was also awarded in the current design and innovation award.

Ist das Kunst oder kann das weg? Trialbike-Optik jetzt auch für unmotorisierte Zweiräder.

Is this art or can we get rid of it? Trial Bike visuals now available for non-motorized two-wheelers.

Mama freuts. Der Rear Mudhugger hält die Klamotten extrem sauber.

Mom is happy. The Rear Mudhugger keeps clothes extremely clean.

Mit zwölf Kabelbindern wird der Mudhugger an der Schwinge befestigt. Selbst nach einem Sturz vom Oakley Sender wäre dieser noch am Hinterrad.

The Mudhugger is attached by twelve tie-wraps to the swing arm. Even after a fall from the Oakley Sender this would still be in place on the rear wheel.

Conclusion:

In summary, the Mudhuggers offer excellent protection against water and dirt, leaving the classic “diarrhea on the back look” history. After your first muddy ride with a Mudhugger you will be aware off the visual result of getting one’s money’s worth.

Lässt das Testerherz höherschlagen. Selbst nach der zwanzigsten Pfützendurchquerung bleibt das Gesicht sauber.

Price: from £22 incl. shipping
Link to their page: www.themudhugger.co.uk

Text & Photos: Patrick Sauter

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