Review – Kinesis Fend Off Full Length Metal Mudguards

Kinesis Fend Off Full Length Metal Mudguards
On wet roads, a set of full-length mudguards will add comfort to your ride; as well as saving your bike from expensive maintenance costs. The Kinesis Fend Off Mudguards are an affordable and bombproof set of full-length winter mudguards; featuring an all-metal construction and stainless fitting hardware.

Wet feet? Wet back? Gritty drivetrain? All these things can be solved with a set of full-length mudguards. Okay, they will not protect you from the downpour coming from above; but a set of full-length guards will prevent the worst of the road spray and debris hitting your body and bike.

I fitted a set of the Kinesis Fend Off Mudguards to my Kona Rove Ti as we headed into the autumn months; a time when leaves, field run-off, flooding, and hedge-cutting leave our lanes strewn with wet debris and puddles.

Fitting full-length guards is a bit of a fiddle; there is no denying that. It delivers hours of improved comfort though, so it is time well spent. The Kinesis Fend Off Mudguards took me about an hour to fit, and after that they have remained solidly in place over the course of many rides.

Comparable to the famous SKS Chromoplastic Mudguards in their design, the Kinesis Fend Off Mudguards have the advantage of being a full-metal bombproof construction. Yes, it adds a little weight; but it is all good training in the winter months…

Fitted, and with the supplied mudflaps bolted on, the Kinesis Fend Off Mudguards have proven to be a sterling investment in time and money. They have shielded my shins and shoes from spray and muck, and kept my drivetrain running smoother than it would normally be at this time of the year. Once fitted in place, the mudguards have not shaken free or moved at all.

Investing in a set of mudguards is one of my 'Kit Tips for Wet Weather Cycling', and with good reason; I would prioritise fitting mudguards over any clothing upgrade. Put simply, mudguards are a huge boost to comfort and protection in the wetter months of autumn and winter. 

The Kinesis Fend Off Mudguards are a superb example of great full-length guards.


Kinesis Fend Off Full Length Metal Mudguards

Kinesis Fend Off Full Length Metal Mudguards

Kinesis Fend Off Full Length Metal Mudguards

Kinesis Fend Off Full Length Metal Mudguards

Disclaimer: Kinesis supplied a set of Kinesis Fend Off Full Length Metal Mudguards for test and review

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