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ProGuard

ProGuard

The ProGuard is an amazing front mudguard for mountain bikes offering unmatched protection from mud and spray, it’s perfect for Enduro or Downhill racers and essential for the weekend warrior looking for the very best protection. Our design intent was to increase the tyre clearance, improve fit, and reduce the mud clogging issues seen with this type of mudguard. The STANDARD offers superb protection in a shorter more compact design, whereas the longer MAX PROTECTION version (21mm longer at front and 68mm longer at the rear) offers incredible levels of protection especially for high speed racing.

Available in 2 sizes

Standard:

(119g - without zip ties)

Max Protection:

(133g - without zip ties)

Colours available

UK distributor:
EXTRA UK

The ProGuard range of mudguards have a soft high gloss finish which is a characteristic of our highly polished mold and our special polypropylene mix, this unique mix has been specifically blended for:

  • COLD WEATHER STRENGTH
  • HIGH IMPACTS
  • HIGH FLEXIBILITY
  • HIGH DURABILITY

As a result of achieving the above properties it means that the surface layer is soft and will scratch easily, you must also be careful about putting any chemicals onto the surface as it may tarnish the finish. That said we have tested and can recommend the following chemicals to use:

Silicone - Spray high quality silicone onto surface and very gently remove with a clean cloth to maintain a high gloss finish and to stop dirt and water from sticking.

Bike cleaner – Non caustic bike cleaners can be used on the ProGuard mudguard

GT85/WD40/Solvents - Only rub these on the surface if you want to remove the gloss and display a matte finish to match your bike.

NB: REMEMBER – ADD ANY STICKERS BEFORE YOU USE ANY OF THE ABOVE CHEMICALS ON THE MUDGUARD OR THEY WILL NOT STICK

Any other chemicals other than what is listed above should not be used on the ProGuard mudguards as it will likely remove the gloss finish.

PROGUARD FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • INDENT FOR FORK BRACE GIVING EXTRA 4MM OF TYRE CLEARANCE
  • 24 CROWN HOLES THAT OFFER A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF FIT OPTIONS
  • SNAP-OFF HOLE COVERS REDUCE SPRAY FROM TRAVELLING THROUGH UNUSED HOLES
  • LONG FRONT TO COPE WITH HIGH SPEED SPRAY
  • SMALLER TURN DOWN AT FRONT FOR BETTER TYRE CLEARANCE AND TO REDUCE BLOCKAGES
  • REAR FLICK OFFERS EVEN MORE PROTECTION WHEN THE WHEEL IS TURNED
  • STICKER RECESS OFFERS GREATER PROTECTION FOR STICKER ADHESIVE
  • SEAL PROTECTION INCREASED WITH OUR ACLAIMED SEAL GUARD DESIGN
  • MAX PROTECTION VERSION IS 21MM LONGER AT THE FRONT AND 68MM LONGER AT THE REAR
STANDARD PLAIN BLACK:
£24.99 GBP
MAX PROTECTION PLAIN BLACK:
£26.99 GBP
COLOURED STICKERS:
£4.49 GBP
WEIGHT - STANDARD:
119g - without zip ties
WEIGHT - MAX PROTECTION:
133g - without zip ties
WHEELS:
26” 27.5” 29”
TYRES:
up to a 3” tyre
FORKS:
All forks including Boost forks (except reverse arch)
TRAVEL:
Any travel

COLOURED STICKERS AVAILABLE (SOLD SEPARATELY)

WHITE, CYAN, YELLOW, ORANGE, RED, MAGENTA, GREEN, TURQUIOSE, NEON GREEN, BLUE, PURPLE

INDENT

A mudguard tracking close to the tyre can offer great mud and spray protection but often at the cost of mud clogging and slowing the rider down, a mudguard that sits high off the tyre is conversely going to offer less protection so a compromise is needed.

FRONT

The front has been made longer than some of the offerings out there as we see this is an area that can significantly improve the protection of the face and eyes when riding at high speed. Our turn down at the front deflects the spray downwards without clogging with mud which causes blockages

SNAP-OFF HOLE COVERS

We have added hole covers that reduce the amount of mud that can get through unused holes. Once you have chosen which holes you want to use for fitting, you just use a screw driver to push the cover out leaving it clear for the zip tie. The 24 holes allow you to fit the mudguard to every type of conventional fork including BOOST forks (except reverse arch), this allows you to customise your fit

REAR FLICK

The rear flick was designed to simply offer more protection without adding extra length, it prevents more mud and spray from flying up the side of the frame especially when the wheel is turned

STICKER RECESS

The recess down the centre is a nice easy reference to apply our coloured stickers to, but it has a more important job, this recess prevents the sticker having to sit proud on the surface of the guard making it vulnerable to durability and jet wash issues. The supertack glue used on our stickers is strong, although it’s fair to say that no sticker is able to withstand a sustained attack from a powerful jet wash, although the recess does prevent a direct hit

SEAL GUARD

Our widely acclaimed Seal Guard has made it to the PROGUARD as a means of offering greater protection for your seals from high velocity mud and spray, the Seal Guard section also provides additional strength and rigidity to the rear reducing flex

MAX PROTECTION VERSION

We offer the longer MAX PROTECTION version to be the best protection in the world, this version is 68mm longer at the rear. No other mudguard offers more protection

MATERIAL

We decided to make our mudguard material slightly thicker than some offerings which together with our unique polypropylene mix gives great flexibility, durability and strength

ZIP TIES

6 zip ties are provided with each mudguard, the holes on the side arms are mandatory requiring 4 leaving the other 2 for the fork brace (although more could be added if desired)

Our ProGuard is designed, manufactured, and packed in the United Kingdom

Fitting the ProGuard

  1. Slide the guard into position with the wheel in
  2. Hold the guard in position making sure it tracks the tyres equally both ends
  3. You can now see which holes you need for the most secure fit to your fork brace
  4. Remove guard and push out / snap-off these holes mudguards/proguard/fitting/1.png mudguards/proguard/fitting/2.png
  5. NOTE: Add clear tape to areas the guard contacts the fork to reduce scratches
  6. Tighten zip ties lightly and check alignment
  7. You can still grab the arms around the fork legs and twist them to raise/lower the back or front of the guard for final adjustment if needed
  8. Cut off excess zip ties
  9. Before use, ensure the guard doesn't hit the frame when bottoming the fork

Important

  • Zip ties must be tight to prevent movement.
  • Must be a minimum of 15mm tyre & 10mm frame clearance on bottoming
  • RECOMENDED: Use clear protective tape on areas that the guard contacts the fork to eliminate any rub marks or scratches
  • DO NOT USE IN STICKY / CLAGGY MUD AS IT MAY BLOCK AND CAUSE INJURY OR DAMAGE
  • RapidRacerProducts Ltd accepts no liability for any damage / injury caused due to improper fitting / use of our products
  • RapidRacerProducts Ltd, Parkfields Business Centre, Park Street, Stafford, ST17 4AL, United Kingdom
  • Suitable for disc only mountain bikes

No goggles no problem

Glyn O’Brien

The reduced mud in your face was so noticeable we headed for the biggest puddles we could find to get mud in our face to no avail. Does EVERYTHING it claims to do. Majorly impressed

Pinned TV

Can honestly say this mudguard is bloody awesome!

Tim Ponting

Props to British company rapidracerproducts they have created an awesome new front fender

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