Eurobike faves video: SKS Raceguard Long mudguards

Easily take-off-and-onnable mudguards for your sportive bike

by Dave Atkinson   September 21, 2011  

SKS Raceblade Long pair.jpg

We've reported on these 'guards before, but we also shot a bit of vid at Eurobike just to show how easy it is to take them off. Guinea pig VecchioJo had never even seen them before, but he managed to whip off the rear mudguard in just a few seconds; all that's left is some small metal tabs on the dropouts and the brake bolts.

They look much sturdier (and they're also longer) than other removeable 'guards, and a pair is even now winging its way to road.cc towers to be put through its paces. Obviously mudguard-hating Jo won't be getting them, but there's pleny of willing testers queuing up to try them out round here. When we know how they work in real world conditions, so will you!

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Mudguards that you take off?

I don't get it.

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posted by John_the_Monkey [418 posts]
21st September 2011 - 14:13

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John_the_Monkey wrote:
Mudguards that you take off?

I don't get it.

Easy for me and plenty of other fanatics to be smug but I have a 'winter' bike with mudguards that I ride to work and ride for weekends in the rain, slush and mud for longer rides. And a lovely 'best' bike that i would hope never to sully with mudguards. However, there is a growing and welcome number of people who have bought a road bike and who hope to keep riding year-round who can also see the sense in fitting mudguards just when they're needed. Hopefully, in time all these new road cyclists will see the sense in having a second (or third, or fourth) bike but in the meantime the Mr Crud 'pop-on' guards and now these even easier ones will hopefully do the business.

posted by nick_rearden [859 posts]
21st September 2011 - 19:52

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Are these on sale yet? What's the RRP? Have to say they look like a great option for people struggling along with only one road bikee! Crying

posted by BigDonn [42 posts]
22nd September 2011 - 10:03

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BigDonn wrote:
Are these on sale yet? What's the RRP? Have to say they look like a great option for people struggling along with only one road bikee! Crying

They're not on sale yet and I'm not sure there's a UK RRP yet either. but we'll find out for you...

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7311 posts]
22nd September 2011 - 10:47

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BigDonn wrote:
Are these on sale yet? What's the RRP? Have to say they look like a great option for people struggling along with only one road bikee! Crying

They told me £44.99 at Eurobike but they're not available yet. Might be a month or two by the looks of it.

posted by nick_rearden [859 posts]
22nd September 2011 - 12:39

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£44.99 is right!

Available from January on.

On SKS Youtube channel you'll find a video of it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiBkUT1Kf6E

posted by robbyrob2000 [5 posts]
25th November 2011 - 16:17

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