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Topeak DeFender XC1 26"/27.5"/29" Front Mudguard

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Product Description

Topeak’s Defender XC1 front mudguard will keep your eyes, mouth and face clear of dirt and crud. Ideal for longer travel forks (fits ø36 - ø48.5 mm fork legs) the two tone injected high impact resistant plastic is near indestructible. 

The Defender XC1 is polished on the underside so dirt doesn't build-up, and reduce the risk of blockages that could lock your wheel in place when riding. It also makes the XC1 very easy to clean. 

Fitting the Defender XC1 mudguard takes no time at all and is very easy with the 2 piece quick release attachment - and will fit small, agile 26” wheels.

Key Features 

Attachments

  • Two Pieces QR Bolt-on Fork Attachment Fits ø36 - ø48.5 mm Fork Legs

Material

  • Two Tone Injected High Impact Resistant Plastic

Added Features

  • Automatic Obstruction Disengagement
  • Highly Polished Underside

Weight

  • 350 g / 12.32 oz



Topeak DeFender XC1 26"/27.5"/29" Front Mudguard Reviews

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Overall Rating:
3.1
out of 5
3.10
Build Quality
3.30
Performance
3
Value For Money
2.90

Customer Reviews (5)

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maybe

will NOT fit a fox 40 forks beware also clamps seem a bit weak not sure how it wouldfair up against inpact resistance mine delivered broken but a exchange can be issued.

will NOT fit a fox 40 forks beware also clamps seem a bit weak not sure how it wouldfair up against inpact resistance mine delivered broken but a exchange can be issued.

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0.5 out of 5
Build Quality: 0.5/5
Performance: 0.5/5
Value For Money: 0.5/5
4
Defender XC1 Mudgrads

These work well for on road use and some off road use but they do come loose if used on proper DH trails. Overall good but could do with some tacky rubber pads to help hold them in place.

These work well for on road use and some off road use but they do come loose if used on proper DH trails. Overall good but could do with some tacky rubber pads to help hold them in place.

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

Not a bad set at all. the only downside is that there is nothing to join the two halfs up so you still get spray thrown up in front of you.

Not a bad set at all. the only downside is that there is nothing to join the two halfs up so you still get spray thrown up in front of you.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 3/5
Value For Money: 4/5
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Broke during fitting

The plastic is very brittle and snaps easily. Totally unsuitable.

The plastic is very brittle and snaps easily. Totally unsuitable.

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1 out of 5
Build Quality: 1/5
Performance: 1/5
Value For Money: 1/5
5
Front Mudguard

Looks good easy to fit works brilliantly.What more can you ask for.

Looks good easy to fit works brilliantly.What more can you ask for.

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

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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