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Vista Outdoor reports sales increase due to acquisitions

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Felt Bicycles to be acquired by Rossignol Group

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Best mountain bike mudguards

When it comes to winter mountain biking, using a mudguard is an easy and affordable way to make it much more pleasant.

A good mudguard will keep water spray and dirt thrown up by your wheels off you and your bike, meaning you get to see where you’re going and get less wet, cold and mucky. It also means less mud sticking to your bike; so it’ll be lighter after a long ride and can also help reduce wear on bike components as well as your washing machine.

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Though there are many rear mudguards out there for mountain bikers, we think the front is much more crucial when it comes to keeping the worst of the muck off you and your bike, which is why we’ve focused in on those, rounding up five and rating them back-to-back.


Mudhugger Front Race

  • £25 (£35 as pictured) / €34.00 (€40 as pictured)

Like the name suggests, the Mudhugger hugs the contour of your front tyre and thanks to a generously large overhang to the front and the rear of the guard, it manages to effectively contain mud and water spray at both high and low speeds.

Thanks to the smooth inner surface it clears mud very effectively too, though the rounded profile means that with some fork braces — the Fox 36 in particular — it can sit rather low, limiting maximum tyre volume and reducing mud clearance. With most other forks it’s perfectly fine; we even tested it with a Plus tyre underneath it.

Powa Products DFender

  • £49

Muckynutz Face Fender XL guard

  • £11

RRP Enduroguard V3 Large

  • £9.50

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Topeak DeFender M1

  • £18

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