Inexpensive, light and simple mudguard that makes quite a bit of difference in the mud
What they say: The RapidRacerProducts Enduroguard is a simple lightweight mudguard that offers excellent protection for you and your suspension components. Available in a variety of colours to suit any bike.
What it is: The EnduroGuard is a simple, inexpensive and highly effective mudguard that easily fits most mountain bikes. It’s a flexible piece of plastic with an arrangement of holes and you use the supplied zip ties to attach the mudguard to the fork crown. It’s really that simple to fit, and takes all of five minutes. The sides of the mudguard extend lower and neatly provide a bit of protection for the fork seals, and the front extends to provide a bit more protection from front wheel spray, which is a nice touch.
There are two versions to suit different travel forks, one up to 120mm of travel and another up to 200mm of travel. There’s really very little difference between them, one is slightly longer and does provide a bit more mud protection. I’ve been using the longer one on a 160mm travel fork and it’s just fine. There’s a multitude of colours so you can colour match to your bike if such matters concern you. Enduroguard also make a thing about the fact you can fit the mudguard to the rear of the bike, but to be honest I didn’t test that and found it best suited as a front mudguard, but if you want a matching front and rear set, this is a good option. The plastic is durable, but you do need to be careful if loading the bike in the car, because it can bend and deform quite easily.
Who it’s good for: As for mud and water protection, the Enduroguard does a really good job at keeping the crap out of your face. It’s more effective than a downtube mounted mudguard, but it’s not quite as good as a moto-style full-length mudguard. The Enduroguard strikes a happy balance, keep the worst out of your face, and benefits from being very light so you can simply leave it on the bike all of the time, which in the UK is no bad thing.