RRP Rearguard review

A really simple way to keep your bum dry

RRP Rearguard
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The RRP Rearguard is a great little mudguard that slots under your saddle to keep your bum dry on wet roads.

Reasons to buy
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    Keeps your bum dry

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    Secure fit

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    Great value

Reasons to avoid
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    A little fiddly to fit if you've got saddle bag

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Sick of getting a wet bum when riding in the rain? Then the RRP Rearguard could be the perfect product for you, doing a good job of keeping your rear end protected from wheelspray.

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Of course, the best solution to keeping your bum dry one wet days out are full mudguards, which will also help to keep your bike a little cleaner too. However, if you’re bike doesn’t have enough clearance then you’re going to struggle to fit them. And then there’s the issue of aesthetics, with you maybe being reluctant to spoil the lovely clean lines of your shiny new aero bike with a load of plastic and zip ties.

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So if full mudguards aren’t for you, then the RRP Rearguard provides a good solution. It can be slotted under almost any saddle (the obvious exception being the Selle Italia Monolink saddle), and installation takes only a couple of minutes.

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Just like the pretty similar Ass Saver, you slide the RRP Rearguard underneath the shell of the saddle, bending the plastic so that the grooves fit around the saddle rails. But unlike the Ass Saver, the RRP Rearguard has the added security of a Velcro strap, which means that you don’t get back at the end of a ride to discover that your mini-mudguard has fallen off mid-ride (something that I’ve experienced a number of times with the Ass Saver.

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The only slight issue I found was that the Velcro strap had to compete for space around the saddle rails with the straps of my saddle bag, making installation slightly more fiddly than with the Ass Saver, but is still a doddle compared full mudguards.

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As an added bonus, because this is such a simple product, it is seriously cheap. Surely £8.99 is a price worth paying for a dry bum this winter.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.