Time to get crafty and create your own mudguards with our easy-to-follow guide on how to make custom mudguards for the GMX+ and GXR (Kevin) fork! Read on to find out what materials you will need, then watch on as Jimmy shows you how it's done!
It’s a fact; we all love screaming through the mud on our bike, but sometimes that dirt splatter can be a little tough to wear. Our clever Technical Lead, Jimmy, has pulled together an easy step-by-step guide to create mudguards, for use with our GMX+ or GXR (Kevin) forks. This is the perfect project for those with the DIY spirit.
Below you’ll find a list of materials needed, how to instructions, plus the patterns available for download for both the front and rear mudguard. We have also included a couple of videos to show correct attachment to your bike!
Let us know how your mudguards turn out! Tag us with @curvecycling, and use the hashtag #craftswithjimmy in your photos.
1. Polypropylene sheet (A3, 0.6mm thick) buy at Eckersleys HERE 2. Craft knife & sharp scissors 3. Drill (4mm) - helps with the tight inside corners and the holes for cable ties 4. Block of wood (or something you can drill into) 5. Cable ties (4 x for the rear mudguard) 6. Velcro 4 pieces (12-20mm wide, approx. 200mm long) link HERE 7. Sticky tape or masking tape 8. The two mudguard template pdfs - Front | Rear
1. Print the PDFs (set scale to 100%, not "fit to sheet"). 2 .Check the size with a ruler using the handy "scale check" on the print. If it's a few millimeters off, it's not a big deal. 3. Cut out the shape of the guard with a bit of material around it, so there's a place to stick the tape. NOTE: The front template would not fit on an A4 sheet, so you'll have to cut out the two pieces and patch the template to form the actual shape. 4. Sticky tape the template to the polypropylene sheet. 5. Use the drill to make the holes for the cable ties and on the tight inside corners for the rear guard "wings" and the front guard slots. 6. Cut along the outline with the craft knife (BE CAREFUL) - it is not necessary to get a clean cut all the way through. It's possible to fold along the cut and tear the excess off once the shape has been cut into the sheet. 7. Clean up edges as you see fit and use the scissors to round off any sharp corners. 8. Fit to bike. 9. DONE! GO RIDING IN THE MUD.