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SKS Chromoplastic Full Length Mudguards

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Product Description

SKS chromoplastic full length mudguards are a staple for commuters and urban cyclists thanks to their durability, versatility and impressive value. You’ll not find such a quality mudguard set in this price range.

A chromoplastic sandwich (aluminium strips inside a plastic housing) gives these mudguards a deep profile with added strength and stiffness. This construction with stainless steel fittings and seat stays ensure a long lifespan for this mudguard set, ideal for the daily commute.

The SKS Chromoplastic mudguards are easy to fit on a classic hybrid or road bike. They’re also stylish and have been tried and tested over the years – so you know they’re good quality.

Key Features

  • The best full length mudguard money can buy
  • Beautifully crafted from the highest grades of plastics and aluminium, using a patented and well proven sandwich construction, SKS Chromoplastic mudguards have led the way for decades; there really is no finer mudguard available
  • Stainless steel fittings and tough 3.4 mm stainless steel stays ensure that these guards will last a lifetime
  • With stainless steel fixed bridges and draw-bolts, fitting and adjustment couldn’t be simpler
  • Front Secu-Clip ensures a sturdy and secure mounting, whilst the emergency detachment feature offers plenty of reassurance
  • Secu-Clips are also recommended for those using sliding drop-out single speed bikes, as they aid rear wheel removal, and are available as spares
  • With a wide range of profiles, 2 diameters and 2 colours to choose from, and a great selection of spares and accessories, the SKS Chromoplastic comes with plenty of options for those looking for maximum protection on almost any bike with mudguard clearance
  • Includes stainless steel assembly kit and rubber stay caps
  • Size: 700X35mm, 700X45mm, 700x50mm, 26x55mm, 26x65mm
  • Colour: Silver, Black


SectionRimTyre
 35mm700c 700x20-28c
 45mm700c 700x28-37c
 50mm700c 700x38-45c
 55mm26" 26 x 1.6-2.10"
 65mm**26" 26 x 2.10-2.35"

**Suitable for Schwalbe Big Apple


SKS Chromoplastic Full Length Mudguards Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.5
out of 5
4.46
Build Quality
4.64
Performance
4
Value For Money
4.49

Customer Reviews (66)

4
Worth the effort of fitting them

Firstly, mine - SKS Chromoplastic Full Length Mudguards P45 700 x 45mm Silver - came with a different reflector from that in the pics; longer, slimmer and flusher with the guard and more 'modern' looking if that matters to you. I chose 45mm guards as it looked as though anything wider wouldn't fit at the front, I now think they would have but 45mm covers the 38 Marathon rear tyre well enough, just - the tyre's actually 40mm wide, and is fine for the 35 at the front. I think the next size up would look clunky over the 35 tyre. I stayed dry riding through a shallow ford, so they clearly work! I had to cobble together the fittings as the lugs on my bike weren't threaded but it wasn't too much trouble - an easier job than expected even though I started off fitting the stays wrongly and the instructions are not the best. It's actually a rather clever system once you've worked it out. As I used the pre-assembled sprung clip at the front of the rear guard there was no need at all to take the wheel off and it was easier to line the guard up with the wheel in place all the time. They are actually more rigid that I'd really expected and don't rattle at all or wobble to any degree and look good on my silver bike. The only downside is the alarming ripping canvas sound if the wheel takes a stone round and it rattles between tyre and guard - perhaps I fitted the guard too close to the tyre, but it looks good without a visible gap. Anyway, I'm happy with them and it's good to avoid the mud stripe up my back, especially if I'm stopping on the ride. Keeps the saddle bag clean too. I wouldn't go back to being without them.

Firstly, mine - SKS Chromoplastic Full Length Mudguards P45 700 x 45mm Silver - came with a different reflector from that in the pics; longer, slimmer and flusher with the guard and more 'modern' looking if that matters to you. I chose 45mm guards as it looked as though anything wider wouldn't fit at the front, I now think they would have but 45mm covers the 38 Marathon rear tyre well enough, just - the tyre's actually 40mm wide, and is fine for the 35 at the front. I think the next size up would look clunky over the 35 tyre. I stayed dry riding through a shallow ford, so they clearly work! I had to cobble together the fittings as the lugs on my bike weren't threaded but it wasn't too much trouble - an easier job than expected even though I started off fitting the stays wrongly and the instructions are not the best. It's actually a rather clever system once you've worked it out. As I used the pre-assembled sprung clip at the front of the rear guard there was no need at all to take the wheel off and it was easier to line the guard up with the wheel in place all the time. They are actually more rigid that I'd really expected and don't rattle at all or wobble to any degree and look good on my silver bike. The only downside is the alarming ripping canvas sound if the wheel takes a stone round and it rattles between tyre and guard - perhaps I fitted the guard too close to the tyre, but it looks good without a visible gap. Anyway, I'm happy with them and it's good to avoid the mud stripe up my back, especially if I'm stopping on the ride. Keeps the saddle bag clean too. I wouldn't go back to being without them.

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4 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
5
Will fit

will fit Ridgeback Expedition 2017 with disc break ????

will fit Ridgeback Expedition 2017 with disc break ????

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
1
Very poor assembly method

I went with these on good faith because people said they were the best, but as an engineer, it saddens me to see such an awful product assembly method. The torque necessary to apply to the screws to get the mudguard to not just slide off is sufficient to bend the stays and brackets, making it extremely difficult to get right. It is scarcely believable that this wasn’t picked up at the design stage. Merely including some rubber washers would probably do the job. After much fighting I finally got them in place and secure, but I’m not happy with the bent stays and will likely replace them in the future. I also had to source screws elsewhere because the heads were so big they interfered with the spokes at the front, and the long screw to go through the fork was too short. In short, avoid!

I went with these on good faith because people said they were the best, but as an engineer, it saddens me to see such an awful product assembly method. The torque necessary to apply to the screws to get the mudguard to not just slide off is sufficient to bend the stays and brackets, making it extremely difficult to get right. It is scarcely believable that this wasn’t picked up at the design stage. Merely including some rubber washers would probably do the job. After much fighting I finally got them in place and secure, but I’m not happy with the bent stays and will likely replace them in the future. I also had to source screws elsewhere because the heads were so big they interfered with the spokes at the front, and the long screw to go through the fork was too short. In short, avoid!

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1 out of 5
Build Quality: 0.5/5
Performance: 0.5/5
Value For Money: 2/5
3
Surely too short?

A bit confused by how many very good reviews there are as I just can't see how these are long enough. The rear is ridiculously short on my set (700 size, fixing to a 2016 Speccy Diverge); they end about a third of the way down the rear wheel, leaving the reflector pointing upwards at almost 45 degrees. Very tricky to fit too (still haven't worked out how to mod the front to fit the Diverge). As a plus they are good quality, but that's not much use if they're too short and you can't get them to fit. Tredz delivery was excellent. I'd recommending thoroughly checking whether they will fit first, ideally finding the same bike people have successfully fitted them to. In hindsight I'd have gone into the shop and not used mail order.

A bit confused by how many very good reviews there are as I just can't see how these are long enough. The rear is ridiculously short on my set (700 size, fixing to a 2016 Speccy Diverge); they end about a third of the way down the rear wheel, leaving the reflector pointing upwards at almost 45 degrees. Very tricky to fit too (still haven't worked out how to mod the front to fit the Diverge). As a plus they are good quality, but that's not much use if they're too short and you can't get them to fit. Tredz delivery was excellent. I'd recommending thoroughly checking whether they will fit first, ideally finding the same bike people have successfully fitted them to. In hindsight I'd have gone into the shop and not used mail order.

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3 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 1/5
Value For Money: 3/5
5
Sks lifeguards

Great service and price and the staff are very helpful

Great service and price and the staff are very helpful

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
4
Not compatible with discs

Good mudguards but no mention that they don't fit on disc brake bikes (Cube Attain) . Disappointed . Will be returning

Good mudguards but no mention that they don't fit on disc brake bikes (Cube Attain) . Disappointed . Will be returning

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3.5 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 3/5
Value For Money: 3.5/5
5
Replacement

Had SKS on my bike before old pair got damaged after fall, so just replaced like for like. They are easy to fit, and would recommend.

Had SKS on my bike before old pair got damaged after fall, so just replaced like for like. They are easy to fit, and would recommend.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
4
Had before, happy so bought some more

Have SKS on my older bike. Still intact (except for front flap) even after being knocked off the other week (wheel buckled - mudguard ok). Received in good fettle. Easy to fit -had to cut stays to length to get black protective clips on and to leave clearance for rear rack

Have SKS on my older bike. Still intact (except for front flap) even after being knocked off the other week (wheel buckled - mudguard ok). Received in good fettle. Easy to fit -had to cut stays to length to get black protective clips on and to leave clearance for rear rack

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4.5 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
1
Would not recommend

I would not recommend these mudguards to anyone. At the first step of fitting these mudguards we knew we had made a mistake. The instructions were embarrassingly terrible. Awkward and uninformative pictogram images (not a single photo) and vague references to components led to immediate frustration. What is quite an involved fitting process is summed up in a small paragraph on a page the size of a coaster. We purchased these to fit on a set of 700x25c wheels, as the website said they would fit onto, but found that the struts to bolt on to the bike to support the mudguards were too long. Happily the instructions had us covered: 'adjust for length with hacksaw.' The supplied components for securing the struts onto the bike frame proved inadequate. They were tightened on as 'instructed', half a day of cycling on the road had them pinging off and leaving the front mudguard to swing free, tripping under the front wheel and risking serious injury to the cyclist. On the plus side, the packaging was good and suitable and Tredz delivered them promptly.

I would not recommend these mudguards to anyone. At the first step of fitting these mudguards we knew we had made a mistake. The instructions were embarrassingly terrible. Awkward and uninformative pictogram images (not a single photo) and vague references to components led to immediate frustration. What is quite an involved fitting process is summed up in a small paragraph on a page the size of a coaster. We purchased these to fit on a set of 700x25c wheels, as the website said they would fit onto, but found that the struts to bolt on to the bike to support the mudguards were too long. Happily the instructions had us covered: 'adjust for length with hacksaw.' The supplied components for securing the struts onto the bike frame proved inadequate. They were tightened on as 'instructed', half a day of cycling on the road had them pinging off and leaving the front mudguard to swing free, tripping under the front wheel and risking serious injury to the cyclist. On the plus side, the packaging was good and suitable and Tredz delivered them promptly.

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1 out of 5
Build Quality: 1/5
Performance: 1/5
Value For Money: 1/5
5
SKS areThe the best

These are definitely my 'go to' mudguards of choice and have just bought a new set for a touring bike build. First things first, the instructions are rubbish but there isn't really much to installing these. I have read so many reviews from people complaining about how they 'had to cut down the seat stays', but er, that's the whole idea people! How do you think that SKS can satisfy the infinite variables of frame designs and wheel/tyre sizes?! These require patience and a good pair of bolt cutters to cut the stays. If you have a threaded mudguard boss on the underside of your seatstay bridge, don't bother with the sliding bridge, but drill a hole direct into the guard and bolt it straight into the boss. Sure it invalidates the warranty but you won't need it and it makes for a much stronger and neater install. There's a very good video on YouTube from Rivendell that shows how to install these. I recommend watching it first!

These are definitely my 'go to' mudguards of choice and have just bought a new set for a touring bike build. First things first, the instructions are rubbish but there isn't really much to installing these. I have read so many reviews from people complaining about how they 'had to cut down the seat stays', but er, that's the whole idea people! How do you think that SKS can satisfy the infinite variables of frame designs and wheel/tyre sizes?! These require patience and a good pair of bolt cutters to cut the stays. If you have a threaded mudguard boss on the underside of your seatstay bridge, don't bother with the sliding bridge, but drill a hole direct into the guard and bolt it straight into the boss. Sure it invalidates the warranty but you won't need it and it makes for a much stronger and neater install. There's a very good video on YouTube from Rivendell that shows how to install these. I recommend watching it first!

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

Which mudguards are best for me?

Mudguards come in three main types – full length, clip-on and mountain bike style. Depending on your bike frame you may be able to fit some or all of these types.

Full length mudguards

These traditional looking mudguards are commonly fitted to hybrid and touring bikes. They're great for commuting too as they offer the most protection. The long rear mudguard also keeps the rider behind clean.  

You will need a bike frame with eyelets – usually at the apex on the fork and where you rear wheel fits to the frame (at the dropouts). If your bike doesn't have eyelets (most mountain bikes and road bikes) you'll want can consider clip-on mudguards.

Clip-on mudguards

Clip-on mudguards are super easy to fit to your frame and offer a good amount of coverage for you and your frame. Simple fastenings make fitting and removal quick which is great if you want one set of mudguards for multiple bikes.

You can usually fit clip-on mudguards to road bikes with minimal clearance such as race bikes.

MTB style mudguards

Mostly fitted to mountain bikes, these mudguards are designed to mount to your downtube or fork crown and clamped to the seatpost. They're ideal for any bike with suspension and will fit to almost any frame design. Simple attachment means these guards are quick to fit and remove. These mudguards will offer limited protection compared to the other two types, but they will stop much of the spray.  

How to choose a compatible mudguard?

Check your wheel size and tyre width

When buying a mudguard you'll have to choose one that will fit your wheel size and cover the width of your tyre.

You can find both these figures on the sidewall of your tyre. You will see a combination of digits such as 700x32 or 27.5x2.40. The first digit is your wheel diameter (size) and the second digit is tyre width. Road bikes are measured in millimeters while mountain bikes are measure in inches. 

Check your brake clearance (full length mudguards) 

There should be a 20mm gap between the top of your tyre and the mudguard and about 5mm either side. Most standard road caliper brakes offer up to around 40mm while deep drop (also known as long drop) brakes have arms over 55mm to allow room for mudguards. 

Depending on the thickness of your tyre, your brake arms may have to extend 50mm or over to reach the braking rim. 

What if my bike has suspension?  

You can't bolt a mudguard onto the apex of a suspension fork like you can a rigid one. You'll want to make sure the mudguard doesn't touch your wheel when the fork is fully compressed. 

If you have a full suspension MTB you're main concern isn't likely getting wet and muddy. If you run a dropper post you won't want the mudguard clamp getting in the way, so it's best to avoid having a mudguard. 

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