Most mountain bikers now accept that a good front mudguard makes sense to reduce the amount of mud or spray flying up off the front tyre and into your eyes, glasses or goggles. Not only is it much safer, it’s also more comfortable (think, hurtling down a fire road at 30mph and being pebbledashed in the face by lovely welsh grit and mud) and means you can ride faster more safely.
The Shorty at only 60g in weight and 340mm long you won’t even notice it’s there due to tyre hugging profile. Don’t be deceived by its stealthy looks though, the Shorty still offers awesome mud and spray protection in all but the very worst riding conditions (if you love your gravity fuelled thrills in all weathers we’d recommend the FR Hugger though) helping to keep your line of vision down the trail clear.
The FR (Front Race) was designed with the help of World Cup and Enduro World Series riders during 2014. Weighing in at only 80g but measuring 450mm in length the FR provides awesome mud/spray stopping performance without breaking the bank. From the likes of tomorrow’s champs in the Rippers category to 2015 World Champion Loic Bruni, along with team mate Finn Iles, 2016 Junior World Champ, who choose to use the FR when the conditions require maximum mud protection. With various holes for fitting to different fork braces, the Fr Hugger is suitable for all wheel sizes, 26er 650B and 29er wheel. It also works on Plus wheels with tyres up to 3 inches wide in a ‘Boost’ fork.