Mudhugger Rear Guard
Mudhugger Rear Guard 26, 27.5 and 29er Options
Initially designed to overcome the problem of fitting mudguards to a bike with a dropper seat post the Rear Mudhugger works well on all bikes, providing they have disc brakes.
Attaching the Hugger to the seat stays also overcomes all of the problems normally associated with rear mudguards. They do not move out of line, get in the way getting on or off the bike, do not foul rear suspension travel, and are robust enough to take the rough and tumble of modern trail riding demands.
Fits 26" full suss and hardtail and 27.5" hardtail bikes. 560mm long, 95mm wide. Weight approx 208g exc fittings.
The 29er fits 650B and 29er hardtail and full suss bikes. 640mm long, 95mm wide. Weight approx 208g exc fittings.
Rob I bought the longer 29er version for a 27.5 full-sus (Vitus Sommet) and it works really well, lots of mud protection. Doesn't even get clogged with the thick clay-y mud we get around here. I put the protective tape on with a heat gun and plan to keep an eye on it as I hear the guard can still rub the paint off
Marty I bought this for my mtb ebike. Was able to fit in a few minutes. Basic but sound mudguard. Happy.
Mr Beardmore Arrived in a couple of days and fitted no trouble. It would have been nice for some more cable ties (6 supplied) as I ended up using my own to utilise all the holes (10 holes). Probably overkill but I like it to be properly fastened on.
David This works well.. you have to apply heli tape first and it's a very large ugly mudguard but works good to keep dropper cleaner and your backside dryer and seems solid.
David McN I have tried a few mudguards and this one is head and shoulders above all others. Easy to fit, stable and incredible at keep the mud off.
Mr Whigham Excellent, robust product. Does the job well.
Mr Brennan Brilliant!Great bit of kit straight forward to fit and keeps all the muck and water of my back !
Rich Very good, but would be better if there was a tongue at the front to stop the mud going onto the suspension linkages, instead of the cutaway. I think in time I will rivet an extension onto it.
phil Easy to fit and very strong. Gets rid of the mud aimed at your back, but misses the area of the bottom bracket. Would be better if they covered all areas.
Matt Fitting was easy although had to buy some extra cable ties to secure fully - haven’t used it it the wet as yet so can’t comment on effectiveness.
Mr Corner The film stay protector is a bit fiddly to fit but otherwise fairly simple. Used once and restricted water and mud splashes to a minimum.
Dave Kennedy A brilliant rear guard, especially if you have a full-sus. Easy to install and very sturdy.
Sebastian Great item, excellent fitting to my Focus Jam 29er.
Mark Very good in 29 version. Already seeing the benefit and a more comfortable dry riding experience
Mr Cane Good quality and easy to install.
Mr McAleer A welcome addition to my hardtail 29er, a little bit fiddly fitting the tape to the frame prior to fitting the mudguard ( I am a bit of a perfectionist) and I did fit extra cable ties to secure the mudguard. Well worth the effort
Nigel Doe's exactly what its supposed to do ,stops mud and water wetting your backside
John Very effective rear mud guard, but the small tie wraps supplied (x6) 3 snapped on first ride, and the ones remaining rubbed through the helitape and scratched the paint work.. Not a nice surprise when I washed the bike. In hindsight, I should of elongated the 10 holes on the guard and used larger tie wraps. Not sure why they only came with 6 skinny ones... Good mudguard, bad fixings..
Tim Have this mud guard on both my mountain bikes. The best rear mudguard available.
Mika It works as advertised: it keeps your behind dry. Sturdy design and hardly noticeable while riding. Easy to install and fit well on my 26" full suspension.
Mr calder good mudguard and easy to fit. Great tyre coverage. Looks good too
Stuart The best rear mudguard I’ve tried, easy to install with the supplied zip ties, comes with some hellitape for protection follows a perfect line round the wheel
Vinniebiker Mudhugger in Canada is very hard to find and very expensive, Merlin offers an super value for these premium guards. This fit both my 29er bikes perfectly. It's the only thing I have seen that works properly with a full sus bike and has unreal good coverage. I used to own a 27.5 and this guard looks like it would work equally as good on that wheel size also. (it would be pretty long and not look right on 26")
Andy Excellent product after re moulding as per instructions it was easy to fit and works very well . Good value
martin Good sturdy mudguard, easy to fit, would definitely recommend
Patrik Use hot air for the installation of heli tape as shown on the Mudhugger website. As it has two attachment points with a relatively big area, it is better than options with a mount for the seat post, as it is more stable.
Mr Harrison Excellent at keeping the crud off and easy to fit, great service from Merlin
Mr Diniz Fabulous rear fender, that protects well and it's light enough not to over weight the bike, although not suitable to all bikes, due to it's way to have it in place. If the bike has it's cable on top of the swing arm, both suspension bikes or hard tails, there's no way we can apply this part. This was the situation with my Mondraker Factor R ( 2009 ) version MTB. On my other bike, the Merida One-Twenty 2012, it has fit like a glove
Niall So much better than anything else I have tried - wide enough and long enough to keep your bum dry in the worst of conditions!
Mr Dean Great quality! The best mud guard for bicycle! Super fast shipping
Mr martin Works brilliantly easy to fit and fits my Trek Rail perfectly
Mr Saville Solid piece of plastic. Comes with some helicopter tape to protect the frame. Supplied with not quite enough zip ties for all the holes. Works well catching the spray before it hits your backside!
Josh Very stable, keeps me dry
Jim Cathcart Buy one if you love filthy winter rides.
Stuart Easy to fit and provides great protection. Cheap, effective and looks ok too
Andrew Absolutely the best mud guards, I now have these on all three of my MTBs. Riding in all conditions so much more comfortable.
Mr Dean Super fast delivery! Item was wrapped well! Arrived in perfect condition. The fender is very strong and does the job.
Jim Cathcart The best mudguards on the market not cheap but very effective.
Mr Rautiainen Easy to install but not enough zip ties to cover all holes, stays in place regardless.
Stephen Williams Excellent mudguard that is well built, easy to fit and very secure. Very effective at keeping backside dry.
Jimbolina ok, so we know its ugly but so is a wet backside. it covers the brown streak areas almost completely. mines mounted to a low slung rear traingle (banshee rune v.1.5 with a 26" wheel) so it would have benefited from another inch in length, i'll just fix something like a section of old fold up mudguard to increase the length though. that should be easy enough given its a plastic thats easily cut and machined and otherwise generally easy to work and manipulate. but dont be mistaken into thinking its some floppy cheap plastic. it holds its rigidity and shape well. onto weight. not the lightest but its nothing horrendous. ive had heavier rear fenders just due to the clamps and plastics used. its not intrusive in its weight. the one area i will have to work with is the coverage of the bikes pivots. i already have a carbon piece that fits my bike there but the shaping of the mudhugger leaves an annoying gap above the seatstays/triangle. this can be remedied with tape or something but getting it to look pretty might be a mission. (google pics of it viewed at a 45degree angle and youll see the gap). overall im happy with the structure quality and design. ive figured the main ugly point is the bottom of the curve near the fixing points. and as its easily workable with tools i'll be reshaping that. its a good buy and with over 30years playing with bikes and building and modding parts i can happily say its worth purchasing if your tired of wet dirty clothes and excessive bike cleaning.
Harry Best product by far the best Rear mudguard for mountain bikes. Top Produkt das mit Abstand Beste Heckschutzblech für Mountenbikes.
Jeff Jones Perfect fit and the product is solid!
Loren Put this on the rear of my Sur-Ron MX and it works great. I had to do a little heat molding as suggested by Mudhugger and it fits well.
Michael Works great on my 29er
Andre Very easy to install. I used a blow dryer to help with the clear film that comes with. Place the film and align the mudguard and tighten the zip ties and you're done.
Steve H Great product, well made. The heli tape is thick so use a hairdryer or similar to help it mold around the seat stays. When fitted on a 26 wheel was very snug and doesnt move around like seat post mounted guards.
J M Perfect for my levo. Not pretty but does the job. Fits secure and forget it.
Mr Venter Mudhuggers are expensive mudguards which work pretty well. It wouldn't be reasonable to expect to ride a bicycle on a rainy day and not get muddy, but these keep most of the mud off of the rider. All mudguards are noisy, these aren't an exception, they flap about a bit on rough terrain and make some noises. I have fitted both the front and the rear mudguard and saliently I had no problem with mud in my eyes or on my riding glasses and my back was only a little muddy after a few hours of riding on wet off road terrain. What they do do is stop most of the mud from hitting the rider. What they don't do is shift around, fall off or miss a lot of the mud and water being thrown up by the tires. Pro's: They're easy to fit, they work pretty well, catch most of the mud and water and stay in place. Con's: They're ugly, expensive and noisy.
Mr Ng Gek Huat Provides enough protection against the elements, hope it will last
kim Solid mudguard, doesn't rattle and covers your rear end.
Mr järvinen Absolutely the best rear fender for Orange 26" MTB bikes and others with thick rear swingarm. Easy to install and made out of nice plastic, not that brittle and hard stuff.
Nicolas This product is not suited to all bikes as I have found in my experience because of the design of the guard and the layout of the bikes. Doesn't quite provide adequate coverage of the rear suspension components as I would have liked, however this is hindered by the design of the bike. Mudhuggers have produced a quality product, but there are limitations to fitment based on the available real estate based on what the bike manufacturers have left behind. Mudhuggers Shorty Front Guard is fantastic, however this one is much more difficult to successfully develop as different bikes will have different challenges. Will not work well on all bike designs.
Steve Watson. BMBO. Fully tested in the soggy Pentlands over the weekend, kept all the crud off my rear end. Looks a well made, solid item. Well packed in a strong box and swift delivery again. Well done Merlin.
Mr PARK Nice, solidly made piece of kit , comes with helicopter tape to protect your seat stays should you need it. Attaches with supplied cable ties in seconds and you are ready to go! So far my rear end stays dry on my commute into work through mud and road spray. I would say it does the job and looks good doing it!
Muzz I've finally found the best rear Mudguard. I've had several over the years and had decided that there wasn't one that looked OK and did a great job. I found the perfect front guard too, from a different manufacturer but the review for it will be similar.
Mr Jensen Lets start with the obvious, it doesn't make your bike look good/better! It does however provide a more comfortable ride since I don't get all that cold mud/water from the rear wheel on my ass. Biking when it is often cold and wet it is well worth the ugliness, I do take it off asap when the weather permits. Using the frame protectors included there is no trace that it has been mounted. The fact that I broke my last one closing the garage door on it (while not mounted) and still buys another one is probably the best verdict!