niggle wrote:......For my winter project touring bike build I am considering SKS Longboards: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=68581
They have mudflaps front and rear and a much deeper front mudguard, possibly the rear is longer as well? Pic from Google Images:..........
The problem with the Longboards in the photo is that the m/flap is rigid and can break off the bottom of the m/guard at the bottom stay bracket,if the bike is rolled off a curb or the edge of a big pothole.
I much prefere a very flexible front flap made from DPC this flap is usually 60to70mm wide to catch overspill and comes to within 20mm of the road surface,it trails out almost horizontal at speed,less so below say 10mph,though still catches 90% of water/muck thrown up by the front tyre.
For a rear flap I use stiff plastic from an old builders bucket or a plastic A4 file bought cheaply in a stationery shop .
PS, SKS Bluemels are a lot cheaper than Longboads