How to fit your free MBUK mudguard
Keep the mud and slop out of your eyes and face with a free MBUK mudguard!
Although it's obvious to some, mudguard fitting can require patience and attention to detail to get the best results. If it isn't put on straight then it can buzz the tyre or get damaged. Follow our simple steps to perfectly attach your MBUK mudguard, free with issue 348.
Fit the zipties
Hold the mudguard flat, with the graphics facing up and the front (short end) pointing away from you. Thread a ziptie down through one of the front holes and up through the matching rear hole. The serrated side of the ziptie should face upwards. Repeat with the other holes.
Present the mudguard
Bend the mudguard and slot it between the tyre and fork arch so that the short end is at the front and the holes with the zipties inserted sit on either side of the fork legs and fork arch.
Tighten the zipties
Tighten the zipties to pull the mudguard into place, making sure that the ziptie around the right-hand fork leg goes under rather than over the brake hose.
Cut of the end of each ziptie as close to the head as you can with a pair of snips. Rotate each ziptie to hide the cut end and prevent it snagging your clothing.
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Alex Evans is BikeRadar's mountain bike technical editor. He started racing downhill at the tender age of 11 before going on to compete across Europe. Alex moved to Morzine in the French Alps at 19 to pursue a career as a bike bum and clocked up an enormous amount of riding. Riding those famous tracks day in, day out for eight years, he broke more bikes than he can remember. Alex then moved back to the UK and put his vast knowledge of mountain biking to good use by landing a job working for MBUK magazine as features editor. Since working for MBUK, Alex's focus has moved to bike tech. He's one of BikeRadar's lead testers, knows how to push bikes and products to the limit, and wants to search out the equipment that represents the best value for money. Alex is also a regular on the BikeRadar Youtube channel and BikeRadar podcast.