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For years people have been trying different variations and devices to keep the mud and slop from making the short trip from wheel to face! These little little beauties from UK based company Rock Guardz, are something a bit special, mega lightweight, made in 3 different lengths, and best of all being woven from real stiff carbon fibre; they are a work of art! The largest CG570 model weighs in at a measly 157 grammes and can be used on all 3 wheel sizes.

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The CG490 being more specific to the 26″ wheel comes in at 140 grammes and finally the (more summer specific) CG325 baby of the bunch comes in at 110 grammes and can also be attached (as slightly seen) to the rear of some bikes.

They are attached easily with cable ties and the design also helps prevents the crap hitting your fork seals. They are so simple, yet so effective, and in my opinion, the finest looking guards out there!

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Prices will start at around £30 for the smaller CG325 and £49.50 for the larger CG490 and CG570.

Check out their website www.rockguardz.com where you will also find their carbon frame guards available for most bikes on the market.

Words: Jim Buchanan Photo: I-fi Images

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Robin Schmitt

Robin is one of the two founders of 41 Publishing, a visionary and go-getter. While he now enjoys every second on the bike – whenever his busy schedule allows – he used to race against the clock at enduro events and a few Downhill World Cups. Besides that, Robin practises kung fu and Zen meditation, plays the cello or with his dog (which actually belongs to his girlfriend), travels abroad and still reviews numerous bikes himself. Progressive ideas, new projects and major challenges – Robin loves exploring undiscovered potential and getting to the bottom of new trends.