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SKS Bluemels Mudguard Set

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Product Description

The SKS Bluemels mudguard set is great for commuters and road cyclists needing protection from dirt and spray. With key parts made from stainless steel the SKS Bluemels are very durable for daily use.

Easy to fit to your frame and providing plenty of coverage you can ride to work or the shops and stay clean and dry.

Key Features:

  • Front angle, sliding bridges and fixed bridges made from stainless steel
  • Security fastening ASR joint, angle adjustable
  • Stainless stays must be cut to length giving a strong and reliable fit.
  • A wide rage of sizes for different wheel/tyre dimensions
  • Strong and rugged mounting
  • Size: 20x45mm, 20x53mm, 24x53mm, 26x60mm, 26x65mm, 700x35mm, 700x42mm, 700x45mm, 700x53mm, 700x65mm
  • Colour: Black, Silver, Matt Black

For SKS Bluemels mudguard installation advice, click here

Section Rim Tyre
 35mm 700c  700x20-28c
 42mm 700c  700x28-35c
 53mm 700c  700x38-47c
 60mm 26"  26 x 1.6-2.10"
 65mm** 26"  26 x 1.5-2.5"

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

SKS Bluemels Mudguard Set Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.5
out of 5
4.47
Build Quality
4.44
Performance
4.54
Value For Money
4.29

Customer Reviews (34)

5
Happy Customer
by Gary B on 18/06/2020

Mud guards arrived in super quick time and are already serving their purpose given the very changeable UK weather!

Mud guards arrived in super quick time and are already serving their purpose given the very changeable UK weather!

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
5
Excellent mudguards
by Anonymous user on 09/06/2020

Easy to fit (check Youtube for good fitting videos) with plenty of spacers etc. Very solid and effective when fitted & they look great on my Merida hybrid bike.

Easy to fit (check Youtube for good fitting videos) with plenty of spacers etc. Very solid and effective when fitted & they look great on my Merida hybrid bike.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Excellent in use
by Graham F on 02/02/2020

I got the 53mm version to fit on my gravel bike equipped with 42mm tyres and they've been great. Enough clearance so they don't clog and they've kept things a lot less muddy. They're a pain to fit but all mudguards like this are in my experience. The only thing that didn't work was the small plastic cap for the ends of the metal struts. With the struts cut to the right length with a hacksaw, there's no room to fit the end caps between the strut and the mudguard. It looks as though it's a bit of a design flaw with the wider mudguards.

I got the 53mm version to fit on my gravel bike equipped with 42mm tyres and they've been great. Enough clearance so they don't clog and they've kept things a lot less muddy. They're a pain to fit but all mudguards like this are in my experience. The only thing that didn't work was the small plastic cap for the ends of the metal struts. With the struts cut to the right length with a hacksaw, there's no room to fit the end caps between the strut and the mudguard. It looks as though it's a bit of a design flaw with the wider mudguards.

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4.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Brilliant
by Anonymous user on 27/01/2020

So far very good .no reflector on the rear mudguard

So far very good .no reflector on the rear mudguard

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
4
Good but pricey.
by Anonymous user on 10/12/2019

Finally gave in and bought mudguards. Known by some as the "Rolls Royce" of mudguards, and I can honestly say I'm amazed at how dry they keep you. Simple to fit and being plastic should last forever. My only gripe is that they cost 30 quid and don't even come with a sticker to let everyone know what you've got. Great product though.

Finally gave in and bought mudguards. Known by some as the "Rolls Royce" of mudguards, and I can honestly say I'm amazed at how dry they keep you. Simple to fit and being plastic should last forever. My only gripe is that they cost 30 quid and don't even come with a sticker to let everyone know what you've got. Great product though.

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3.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 2.5/5
4
Great Mudguards
by Anonymous user on 01/05/2019

These are really good mudguards, They can be a bit fiddly to fit, but they perform well once on.

These are really good mudguards, They can be a bit fiddly to fit, but they perform well once on.

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3.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 3.5/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
4
Good coverage but bolts too short
by Philip W on 14/12/2018

Work well, nice and sturdy once fitted. The bolts for the fork are way too short for a carbon road bike fork so I'll have to source a longer bolt from elsewhere

Work well, nice and sturdy once fitted. The bolts for the fork are way too short for a carbon road bike fork so I'll have to source a longer bolt from elsewhere

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4.2 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 3.5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
4
Excellent, but a pain to fit...
by Tim G on 30/04/2018

I have these in a 700x40c (fitted to a Genesis CdA 20) and they look great and perform perfectly, with no rattle or tyre-rub (despite being a *very* snug fit) and they give great wheel coverage. But... They are a nightmare to fit. The instructions are very poor and refer in written form to parts which are not visually identifiable. The stainless steel stays which hold the guard away from the tyre require careful pre-fitting and measurement, before cutting them to size with either a vice and hacksaw, or a pair of bolt-cutters. I got part way through the process and realised that in addition to the above, the longest bolt supplied, was far too short to go through the bike's fork to mount the front mudguard. For these reasons, I admitted defeat and took the whole lot to a good bike shop. All the faff and kerfuffle aside though, if fitted by someone who knows what they're doing; they are superb. If you're after a seasonal or temporary solution, I'd probably recommend quick-release mudguards. In my case, I'm happy as I intend to leave them on the bike permanently and use them year-round.

I have these in a 700x40c (fitted to a Genesis CdA 20) and they look great and perform perfectly, with no rattle or tyre-rub (despite being a *very* snug fit) and they give great wheel coverage. But... They are a nightmare to fit. The instructions are very poor and refer in written form to parts which are not visually identifiable. The stainless steel stays which hold the guard away from the tyre require careful pre-fitting and measurement, before cutting them to size with either a vice and hacksaw, or a pair of bolt-cutters. I got part way through the process and realised that in addition to the above, the longest bolt supplied, was far too short to go through the bike's fork to mount the front mudguard. For these reasons, I admitted defeat and took the whole lot to a good bike shop. All the faff and kerfuffle aside though, if fitted by someone who knows what they're doing; they are superb. If you're after a seasonal or temporary solution, I'd probably recommend quick-release mudguards. In my case, I'm happy as I intend to leave them on the bike permanently and use them year-round.

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4 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
5
SKS Bluemels 28" x42mm
by Anonymous user on 10/03/2018

Well engineered product. I've used the 28" x 45mm version on a previous bike and I'm still using them 5 years later! This pair[black 42mm] I've just fitted to a new bike and apart from looking good,they fit well.I've modified both types by switching the front stays for the rear ones to make them fit by carefully measuring and bending the top left stay around disc calliper mounting points.Fitted perfectly! Fitting the nuts to the bolt [mudguard end of the stay] was a bit fiddly with the new type of parts,but that is the only complaint. Good product,great price and good value. My first choice, if I need any more!

Well engineered product. I've used the 28" x 45mm version on a previous bike and I'm still using them 5 years later! This pair[black 42mm] I've just fitted to a new bike and apart from looking good,they fit well.I've modified both types by switching the front stays for the rear ones to make them fit by carefully measuring and bending the top left stay around disc calliper mounting points.Fitted perfectly! Fitting the nuts to the bolt [mudguard end of the stay] was a bit fiddly with the new type of parts,but that is the only complaint. Good product,great price and good value. My first choice, if I need any more!

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4.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
4
So far so good
by Anonymous user on 19/02/2018

Fairly easy to fit (hacksaw needed) and look great although wish the bars were black rather than stainless. Maybe in a plastic sleeve.

Fairly easy to fit (hacksaw needed) and look great although wish the bars were black rather than stainless. Maybe in a plastic sleeve.

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4.3 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
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Mudguard Guide

 

Mudguard Guide

Why use mudguards?

Mudguards help keep you warm and dry in the wetter months while also protecting your bike from mud, grit and spray.

This can dramatically cut down any maintenance needed to your bike through the winter. For commuters they are essential, road cyclists will enjoy the dry, comfortable feeling while not spraying any friends behind, and mountain bikers will cut down spray and mud to the face, eyes and back. Warm and dry cycling is simply more enjoyable, meaning you can ride longer and more often through the winter.


What type of mudguards will fit my bike?

For commuters, road riders and general cyclists the first thing to look for are eyelets or attachment points on your frame and fork. There are often different widths of mudguard with all types to suit your tyre. There are many combinations of wheel size and tyre width available, check your bike for these sizes and choose the appropriate option.

A close-up of fork eyelets Fork eyelets
A close-up of frame eyelets Frame eyelets

“Ass Savers” and “Enduro Guards”

When you need a quick solution these light and unobtrusive mudguards make a great choice. The “Ass Saver” style clips into your saddle rails and only take seconds to take on and off, they help stop a soggy bottom on an unexpected rainy day or when the road surface is still wet. The “Enduro Guard” style is intended for mountain bikes and is often left on year-round, while you do need a couple of zip ties to fit, they are fit-and-forget and help keep spray and mud away from your face.

A mountain biker using an Enduro Guard from RRP

Full-length mudguards

If your bike does have eyelets then full-length mudguards can be used, these offer the best protection for bike and rider from the elements. They do take a little longer to fit as they are so robust. Some longer types have additional mud flaps and reflectors built in.

To find the right size, simply select the option that suits your wheel size and tyre width.

A hybrid bike fitted with full-length mudguards connected to the fork and frame's eyelets

Clip on mudguards

Road and hybrid bikes with no eyelets for mudguards will use a clip-on type. These simply strap around the fork leg and rear stay to offer a very good amount of protection depending on the length of the mudguard.

SKS Raceblade mudguards are effective at reducing spray from the road

Mountain bike mudguards

Mountain bikers can keep riding through the worst of the winter weather with fork arch mounted mudguards and rear mudguards mounted to either the chainstays or seatpost. With sizes working well with 29ers and rear chainstay mounted guards pose no issue with dropper seat posts.

They might not be the most glamorous of accessories but staying dry will keep you warm, meaning you can stay out longer and ride more often. Being able to keep riding through the winter will keep skill and fitness on point for when the trails and weather start to dry.

A rear mudguard connected to the seat post of an MTB

Fitting with zip ties they are strong and stay in place with minimal fuss.


Summary

Mountain bike with a downtube guard

Mudguards are essential to keep riding through the winter, with many different types there is a wet weather solution to almost every bike. Road cyclists will be able to keep training through the worst of weather and riding friends appreciate not riding through the spray normally thrown up by the rider ahead.

Your bike will thank you and your winter clothing will last longer. Commuters will find mudguards essential, and mountain bikers will find it easier to keep warm and dry through the most extreme conditions.

Delivery & Guarantee

UK Delivery Information

Please Note: Due to the current circumstances we are experiencing high demand so we may take a little longer than usual to despatch your order. Our Warehouse and Bike Build team are up and running as normal and we are taking active measures to ensure that we are following the government guidance with social distancing and additional health & safety measures have been put in place throughout the business. Please rest assured we will do everything we can to get your order to you as quickly as possible.

We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE in the UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

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International Deliveries - Temporarily Suspended 30/3/20

Covid-19 Update

During the Covid-19 outbreak we will be stopping all international deliveries until further notice. We will continue deliveries to the UK, Isle of Man, Scottish Highlands, Scottish Islands, Channel Islands, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Wight, Jersey and Guernsey.

If you have any queries, please contact our Customer Service Team. The best way to contact us is to use Live Chat by clicking the widget at the bottom right of your screen.

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Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns. 

We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.

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