ribble mudguards

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aljohn
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ribble mudguards

Postby aljohn » 13 Dec 2017, 6:54pm

I popped into Ribble Cycles shop in Birmingham today. I saw some nice looking mudguards on a lot of the bikes. They were very neat and, if not too expensive, I thought I might get some after Christmas. I asked the shop assistant if they sold them separately, He said they did but couldn't find them in their catalogue. I was unable to access their website tonight so wondered…. Has anyone any knowledge of the mudguards, make, accessibility, cost?
I'd appreciate any comments - also any recommendations for 23c/25c tyres that are robust, and cheap. And Merry Christmas to all on this forum.

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foxyrider
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Re: ribble mudguards

Postby foxyrider » 13 Dec 2017, 7:33pm

Tortec - have some on my daily bike and so far I've failed to destroy them in 3 years - a record for me!
Convention? what's that then?
Airnimal Chameleon touring, Orbit Pro hack, Orbit Photon audax, Focus Mares AX tour, Peugeot Carbon sportive, Owen Blower vintage race - all running Tulio's finest!

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Re: ribble mudguards

Postby robgul » 13 Dec 2017, 7:57pm

Go for Tortec or SKS* - the biggest issue with mudguards that I have to fit in the shop is the lack of clearance that requires either mudguards with special clips to pass through the fork crown and rear bridge or resorting to raceblades or similar which don`t stop much spray.

* the Bluemels models from SKS are just as good as original SKS and quite a bit cheaper.

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aljohn
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Re: ribble mudguards

Postby aljohn » 13 Dec 2017, 9:05pm

thanks for the replies, never heard of tortec, I'll have to look them up- cheers