Those who ride with 3, 4 or more inch front tyres have until now(ish) had very little choice if you wanted some kind of mudguard … Mucky Nutz are hopefully going to change all that.
I imagine that most of you reading this will have already heard of / seen / used Mucky Nutz fenders, they’re cunningly simple, unobtrusive and inexpensive. They simply fit under the brace of your forks and are held in place with velcro straps, fitting and removal takes 30 seconds and luckily they’re pretty much unbreakable. However, they are designed to fit suspension forks and keep the spray, clag and crap from a ‘normal’ width tyre at bay. I’ve found that a standard one can be adapted to fit rigid forks okay but it still only provides protection from a common a garden width tyre … with the rising popularity of fat bikes a gap in the market is starting to develop.
|A, B or C … choose your weapon.|
|C in place, the slots allow it to curve.|
When fitted the slots allow the guard to deform and rather than the guard remaining flat it curves, so the front and rear are lower than the centre … simple and neat.
‘C’ is designed to mount to the rear of the forks and catch spray off the front wheel before it gets thrown forwards into the air … where you promptly ride into it.
|C … like this without the front on.|