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SKS MTB Blade Mudguard Set

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Product Description

The SKS MTB Blade mudguard set offers superior protection. The front Shockblade offers greater coverage than a downtube mounted mudguard, and is compatible with suspension forks. It integrates an efficient quick-release system for easy fitting and removal. 

The Shockblade is complimented by the highly adjustable rear X-Blade, utilising a dual pivot design to customise the fit, a super-strong quick-release fitting for ease of fitting & removal, and a dual compound construction with a softer material at the trailing edge for greater flexibility.

Ultra-light snap-on dirtboard:

  • For almost any suspension forks
  • Extremely light and almost unbreakable
  • Quick-release adapter
  • Adapter for Cannondale Headshok® and rigid forks available separately
  • Included in-delivery are 5 coneadapter (15 – 35 mm)

Key Features:

  • Weight: 97 g
  • Wheel size: 26"
  • Suitable for trekking, travel, cross and fitness bikes
  • Suitable for mountain bikes
  • 5-year warranty

SKS MTB Blade user guide


SKS MTB Blade Mudguard Set Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.5
out of 5
4.50
Build Quality
5.00
Performance
4
Value For Money
4.00

Customer Reviews (1)

4
Great for fast removal.

Been using these for a couple of years. They are perfect for MTB commuters who want to leave the guards at home on dry days or weekend shredding. Protection is excellent, bag and glasses stay clean in wet mud. The front has a plug that fits up inside the fork tube, and the blade has a slot that fits into the plug. I did have an issue with the plug working loose over time, but that is easily fixed on the trail. The final results is a very stable and very easy to remove and reattach system. You can even do it whilst riding! The guard can rattle against the head tube over rough ground. Rear is attached with a loop of strap that clamps around the seat post. It can be adjusted to fit different sized tubes, its a bit fiddly and takes about 1 minute to adjust. Once adjusted, removal /replacement is trivial. Badly adjusted, it can swing round when knocked, and will detach itself on landings or bumping over fallen trees. It can also hit the rear wheel when under full shock compression on step-ups. It doesn't catch, just makes an alarming noise. It can obscure the rear light. Its still the best rear guard I've ever owned. I'd love a version that used rubber bands to attach and had a fitting for a rear light. Front Pros: Stable. Easy removal/attachment. Cons: Only minor ones. Rear Pros: Good protection. Fits any bike. Easy to remove/replace. Cons: Can fall off or go out of line if badly adjusted. Can foul wheel on rear suspension. Obscures rear light.

Been using these for a couple of years. They are perfect for MTB commuters who want to leave the guards at home on dry days or weekend shredding. Protection is excellent, bag and glasses stay clean in wet mud. The front has a plug that fits up inside the fork tube, and the blade has a slot that fits into the plug. I did have an issue with the plug working loose over time, but that is easily fixed on the trail. The final results is a very stable and very easy to remove and reattach system. You can even do it whilst riding! The guard can rattle against the head tube over rough ground. Rear is attached with a loop of strap that clamps around the seat post. It can be adjusted to fit different sized tubes, its a bit fiddly and takes about 1 minute to adjust. Once adjusted, removal /replacement is trivial. Badly adjusted, it can swing round when knocked, and will detach itself on landings or bumping over fallen trees. It can also hit the rear wheel when under full shock compression on step-ups. It doesn't catch, just makes an alarming noise. It can obscure the rear light. Its still the best rear guard I've ever owned. I'd love a version that used rubber bands to attach and had a fitting for a rear light. Front Pros: Stable. Easy removal/attachment. Cons: Only minor ones. Rear Pros: Good protection. Fits any bike. Easy to remove/replace. Cons: Can fall off or go out of line if badly adjusted. Can foul wheel on rear suspension. Obscures rear light.

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4.5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 4/5

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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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.

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