Mudhugger release the Gravelhugger - new front and rear gravel bike specific mudguards

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Editor here at off-road.cc, Rachael is happiest on two wheels. Partial to a race or two Rachael also likes getting out into the hills with a big bunch of mates. In the past Rachael has written for publications such as, Enduro Mountain Bike Magazine, Mountain Biking UK, Bike Radar, New Zealand Mountain Biker and was also the online editor for Spoke magazine in New Zealand too. For as long as she's been riding, she has been equally happy getting stuck into a kit review as she is creating stories or doing the site admin. When she's not busy with all the above she's roasting coffee or coaching mountain biking in the Forest of Dean. 

9 comments

2 months 4 weeks ago

Mudhuggers are all about keeping the rider less muddy, they do next to nothing for components and frame. That's not a criticism in my book as I prefer not to be eating mud or riding in soaking wet shorts. The rear MTB mudhuggers keep me absolutely bone dry on puddly and muddy trails - to the point I could probably forego my waterproof shorts when the trails are wet and the weather's dry. 

10 months 1 week ago

That rear guard is gopping. 

10 months 2 weeks ago

sad

Is there really a target market for this?   The front guard is pretty neat but the rear is a bit of a pigs ear and looks like the crappy seat post mounted ones.

Most gravel and adventure bikes have mounting holes for full rear mudguards that allow a nice wheel hugging curve, a design that used them would be better even if it only covered some of the back wheels.

Me no likey the rear, in case you havent guessed.

10 months 2 weeks ago

Drinfinity wrote:

 

I've got a mudhugger on the rear of my hardtail MTB, and it keeps shorts and back dry in wet conditions. 
 

No impact on drivetrain as it is nowhere near it.

 

So, does the front guard do anything useful? It looks like it might keep some mud off the fork crown, perhaps. Not sure why that would be an area of concern sufficient to make me want to bother. If there was still a brake mounted there... but of course there isn't

10 months 2 weeks ago

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10 months 2 weeks ago

I've got a mudhugger on the rear of my hardtail MTB, and it keeps shorts and back dry in wet conditions. 
 

No impact on drivetrain as it is nowhere near it.

10 months 2 weeks ago

It would be good to see pictures of the rider and drivetrain after riding through mud, puddles and crud, with and without the protection of these guards.