Rated 4 out of 5 by Bigmitch Good fit
Read fitting instruction before fitting no trimming needed as you can slip the clips up and down to get a good fit . Fit time was around 30 min
01 December 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 Great mudgards for you who want to take them off an on fast.
If you only want to have your mudgards on when they are needed this is a good alternative. Monting and dismounting is very easy and done in moments. While in place they are as stable as one ever could wicsh for.
01 October 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by nickname1 May not fit yours
Does not fit though description of product says it should fit my 700c wheels. Wasted 2 hours trying to get it on the front wheel.
02 September 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous 3/5
A bit disappointing, very good material quality but front mudguard do not fit on my Orbea Aqua.
04 March 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Light and effective.
I've ridden two winters with these ( mild Aussie winters though but still in heavy rain and on wet paths ). I'm pretty sure I had to shorten the forward end of the front one a bit to fit my bike but I don't recall this being a problem - I think I used a pair of big sharp scissors and the plastic guard cut really smoothly.
I cable tie these on for the winter ( can't remember what the original provided attachment system was - think maybe rubber straps - but I liked the security of cable ties better. ). They have never moved or caused an interference problem. ( Note: Re: possible interference - you will have to mount the guards as closely hugging the tyres as you can, but far enough away to avoid interference - some spacing distances given below. )
Also I put some clear stick-on plastic onto the forks and seatstays to protect the paint - just a precaution that may not have been necessary as the mudguard mount contact points are rubber faced.
You may get a bit more sand / water thrown onto your rear brake caliper as the water exits here. It depends how closely to the tyre you can mount the guards. On mine, I have about 10 - 15 mm clearance between the underside of the mudguards and the top of the tyres but this varies along the curve - on the rear guard, I have as much as 25 mm at the forward end and this brings the sluiced off water/sand directly onto the rear brake caliper. If you could get the guard mounted lower here, you probably would find the water/sand goes beneath the caliper but you have to get a "best-fit" compromise, otherwise you will get the mudguards rubbing on the tyres. Anyway, all this is no real problem - I just wipe/wash my rear caliper when I remember.
At the front, I find the presence of the guard keeps the water/sand off the vulnerable lower headset bearing because the bearing is a fair bit higher than the forward end of the mudguard. I think all bikes might benefit here.
These guards keep the wet road filth off the back of your clean jersey and off any following riders. They are very light, attractive, and visually unobtrusive compared to full guards( I have the black ). To me, these are a must have for wet road riding. High quality too.
01 November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Easy to fit & detach
They do the job on my Allez, only fit them when rain likely. Lost the front rubber end piece but my frame is compact so foot caught it on turns. Got 18/23 carbon and they look good too.
14 August 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous good and bad
Bought the xl version for my Specialized Sequoia as it has 25mm tires. The back one went on fuss free in a matter of minutes. The front was another matter. It wasn't until I'd opened the fixture packet and read the instructions that I realised you only get the aero fork adapter with the 18 - 23c version. Sorry SKS but this is pants!! Get it sorted out please, it's a couple of bits of plastic costing you pennies and I now have had to go find them online and order them at additional cost of £4. The guards aren't exactly cheap in the first place! Having said that I'm not sure the front will fit any better with bracket, the problem is with the angles of the stays. I took a sturdy pair of pliers and have bent them to fit but they are quite far off the tire as this was only way could get them to not rub. So, 5 stars for the back guard, none for the front and none for SKS for not supplying all relevant parts required.
26 June 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous not good
i bought these last week and fitted them it took around a hour to get them to fit properly on my road bike the bad thing is i have carbon forks and are blade shaped so the front fender won't stay in place so now i have to but another set and now thinking of the crud road so i can use it on the front just won't be quick on and off but hey you live and learn
07 May 2012