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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"


SKS Bluemels Mudguard Set Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.5
out of 5
4.47
Build Quality
4.43
Performance
5
Value For Money
4.30

Customer Reviews (28)

4
Good coverage but bolts too short

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...

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

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

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
4
Uncomplicated and effective

I've fitted SKS Bluemels to many bikes over the years. I wanted to cover the 29"x2.1" WTB Nanos on my chunky drop-bar gravel bike so recently bought the 28x53mm Bluemels. I've always experienced frustration fitting mudguards of any make and these were no exception, however, it didn't take long to square them up with a little persistence. My bike has a carbon front fork with no mounts for guards so I made use of cable ties which although not providing the most robust fitment has proven reliable so far. I found it necessary to remove the inner lip of the rear guard over a particular section due to the width of the tyres vs guards and the fact that the rear tyre sits so close to the seat post. I used sandpaper for this and actually felt reassured by the density and strength of the plastic used by SKS. Overall, the complications with fitting were expected by me and would have been necessary regardless of which brand of guards I had chosen. My high regard for SKS remains and I won't hesitate to buy more in the future - as the bike collection grows...

I've fitted SKS Bluemels to many bikes over the years. I wanted to cover the 29"x2.1" WTB Nanos on my chunky drop-bar gravel bike so recently bought the 28x53mm Bluemels. I've always experienced frustration fitting mudguards of any make and these were no exception, however, it didn't take long to square them up with a little persistence. My bike has a carbon front fork with no mounts for guards so I made use of cable ties which although not providing the most robust fitment has proven reliable so far. I found it necessary to remove the inner lip of the rear guard over a particular section due to the width of the tyres vs guards and the fact that the rear tyre sits so close to the seat post. I used sandpaper for this and actually felt reassured by the density and strength of the plastic used by SKS. Overall, the complications with fitting were expected by me and would have been necessary regardless of which brand of guards I had chosen. My high regard for SKS remains and I won't hesitate to buy more in the future - as the bike collection grows...

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4.3 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Stay dry with these sturdy but light gaurds

A well made and effective product. Sturdy construction and light weight, easy enough to fit. They do a great job at keeping you dry. Very pleased.

A well made and effective product. Sturdy construction and light weight, easy enough to fit. They do a great job at keeping you dry. Very pleased.

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
5
Great Mudguards.

I have them in matt black and they go very well with my matt black frame. The Build Quality is very good, very sturdy and well made. I have 700x40c tires so I got the 53mm ones wich fit perfectly for my frame and are quite big for my tire so they protect me very good but they don't look goofy at all. Value for the money is decent. However they still have some problems.. it took me some time to fit them. I think that some bikes will make them fit a lot more easly but I have disk brakes and it took me quite a bit of time time cut the stays for the right fit. After all a great product but take in consideration that if you buy bigger measures like the 53mm ones your frame have the necesary space to fit them.

I have them in matt black and they go very well with my matt black frame. The Build Quality is very good, very sturdy and well made. I have 700x40c tires so I got the 53mm ones wich fit perfectly for my frame and are quite big for my tire so they protect me very good but they don't look goofy at all. Value for the money is decent. However they still have some problems.. it took me some time to fit them. I think that some bikes will make them fit a lot more easly but I have disk brakes and it took me quite a bit of time time cut the stays for the right fit. After all a great product but take in consideration that if you buy bigger measures like the 53mm ones your frame have the necesary space to fit them.

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4.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
5
Not too hard to fit, look good

Look great, a little patience to fit, but not too hard

Look great, a little patience to fit, but not too hard

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4.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Nice 'guards!

These are well made and very strong. Lots of bits included to fit almost any bike. A little time consuming to fit but worth taking that time to get a great result. I replaced my SKS Chromoplastic 55mm mudguards with these. As the old mudguards were 55mm I ordered the 53mm Bluemels but had to swap for the 60mm. Make sure you measure your original mudguards to ensure you get the right size. Tredz swapped without a problem.

These are well made and very strong. Lots of bits included to fit almost any bike. A little time consuming to fit but worth taking that time to get a great result. I replaced my SKS Chromoplastic 55mm mudguards with these. As the old mudguards were 55mm I ordered the 53mm Bluemels but had to swap for the 60mm. Make sure you measure your original mudguards to ensure you get the right size. Tredz swapped without a problem.

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
3
my oh my what a right pain to fit

The instructions made it look so simple. An hour later, and, having used nearly all the tools in my tool box I managed to get these fitted on my daughters bike. The biggest issue was they only seemed to come with half the nuts & bolts needed to fit them. I emailed customer services but never heard back. As such, I spent even more time rummaging around in the old nuts and bolts box than I planned on. So, I think these are good (daughter has not complained yet), but you will need a hacksaw to fit them, and some pliers, and lots of patience. And probably a beer after. And maybe there is an additional bag of nuts and bolts I should have bought... so look for those as well.

The instructions made it look so simple. An hour later, and, having used nearly all the tools in my tool box I managed to get these fitted on my daughters bike. The biggest issue was they only seemed to come with half the nuts & bolts needed to fit them. I emailed customer services but never heard back. As such, I spent even more time rummaging around in the old nuts and bolts box than I planned on. So, I think these are good (daughter has not complained yet), but you will need a hacksaw to fit them, and some pliers, and lots of patience. And probably a beer after. And maybe there is an additional bag of nuts and bolts I should have bought... so look for those as well.

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3.2 out of 5
Build Quality: 3/5
Performance: 3.5/5
Value For Money: 3/5
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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.

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The last date to order a bike that is available for Christmas delivery is 5pm on Tuesday 18th December. For all other items the last date to order items that are available for Christmas delivery is 12pm on Wednesday 19th December.

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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).

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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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