SKS STINGRAY

£41.99

Cycling Plus - - NEW KIT -

Fit­ting

These Stingray mud­guards, with lime green high­lights, are con­structed from alu­minium en­cap­su­lated within highly durable plas­tic. They’re 47mm wide and suit­able for 700c tyres with 28-38mm widths. Com­pre­hen­sive fit­tings are sup­plied for all styles of stay, bridge and dropouts. The fit­ting process re­quires a 4mm Allen key, a screw­driver, a span­ner and some bolt cut­ters or a hack­saw to shorten the mud­guards’ stays if nec­es­sary. From start to fin­ish, the job takes around an hour.

Se­cu­rity

‘Secu Clips’ hold the front mud­guards’ steel stays to the fork legs, and are de­signed to al­low the stays to break away if any ob­struc­tion gets caught be­tween the mud­guard and the front wheel. The mud­guards them­selves are ro­bust and re­main se­curely an­chored thanks to a three-point at­tach­ment at the front and four-point con­fig­u­ra­tion at the rear. There’s no rat­tling, and only lim­ited move­ment, even when you’re rid­ing on cob­ble­stones.

Ef­fec­tive­ness

The St­ingrays width looks gen­er­ous when used with tyres at the nar­row end of their rec­om­mended range, but there’s an aes­thetic sweetspot with 35-38mm tyres. If fit­ted suit­ably close to the tyres, spray pro­tec­tion is very good. That said, we’d like to see flaps at the ends of the front and rear mud­guards so that our feet and any fol­low­ing riders can stay drier for longer.

Over­all

SKS has long been the bench­mark for high­qual­ity, long-last­ing mud­guards, and the Stingray pair­ing is ideal for keep­ing win­try filth off of your all-road or win­ter rig.

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