Zefal Deflector FM20 long term updated

Easily misaligned if you use Velcro straps:

Using the provided Velcro straps, there will be significant movement which will cause the mudguard to move into the tyre, technical trails. I have of course had them as snug as possible, when it’s moving there is a risk of getting small branches stuck between the tyre and the mudguard.

See videos below:

But going for zip ties instead, will make it more secure, But there will still cane move if you hit it, so In a crash, it might misalign, So far I have not had issues with it misaligning, or tyre rub. I have ridden pretty fast and hard without any issues, but who knows what will happen later, But I think it will stay on ok.

This mudguard is much better than RRP Enduro guard, more coverage, and more durable, but still not perfect.

For my fork & wheel size combo(29er Fox 32 Evo), I had to use the holes further back, other wise the guard would move hit the tyre when it was moving.

The provided stickers are pointless as they will not fit the style of every bike, and they just wear out.

here you can see if you use the front holes the fender is too low & will hit the tyre.

The mud guard does definitely make a difference less mud on my goggles, it did not eliminate it completely, but no fender/guard will.

How the bike looked like after riding in some muddy sections, as you can see it’s stopped allot of mud from coming at my face, which is the most important thing, and some on the stansions, but it did not stop all the mud, and as this mud guard is short there will still be some mud thrown on the mudguard and downtube.

Since september, I have used the mudguard soem more, but I upgraded to Mudhugger.

I swapped the guard over to the hardtail, But when i did it I noticed the plastic has cracked in the gfork leg mountign holes.

Video of the muddies ride of 2017:

Verdict:

it gives some protection but not perfect, I have used Mudhugger FR which does a much better job, it trows the dirt back down in the f ront,and has more mounting holes.

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