SKS Raceblade Pro Stealth mudguards review
SKS Raceblade Pro Stealth are designed to be a really easy to use set of clip on mudguards. Here is our review
Really good quality guards that offer decent protection. Not as much protection as a full guard but ideal for those not wanting that, or those with clearance issues. If fitting these guards was a Crystal Maze challenge, every contestant would escape with 30 seconds to spare
Easy to fit
Work on frames with little clearance
Work on bladed forks or aero tube shapes
Not as much coverage as a full guard
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Mudguards can be a fiddle to fit, but the SKS Race Blade Pro Stealth mudguards are amongst the easiest to fit we have found.
The quality is very good, with these guards being much more substantial and sturdy than the Crud Road Racer clip on guards. They can move slightly if knocked, but are easily realigned and adjusted.
I love anything for an easy life and the SKS Raceblades are that – they don’t require eyelets on your frame and just strap to the stays with the inbuilt rubber straps.
If you are worried about hooligans stealing them while your bike is locked up, to secure them further there are also holes for optional cable ties.
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Other mudguards, such as the ‘SKS Raceblade Long’ offer much greater coverage, extending further down the rear wheel, but these are a more minimalist guard for riders who are perhaps more performance orientated.
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The difference is, the SKS Raceblade Pro Stealth provides decent spray protection to the rider of the bike they are fitted on, less so to the riders behind.
The front guard doesn't extend forwards of the fork/headtube either, meaning your head tube, bars and potentially you, can get covered in some spray.
The rear guard doesn’t extend past the brake bridge, meaning that these are a good option for bikes where clearance is an issue.
I have successfully fitted them to aero bikes with odd shape tube sections too (I am fully aware of how counter productive this is to aerodynamics, but it can be done!).
The downside to this is that they don’t protect your frame from splatter as effectively as a full guard.
The above picture shows the SKS Raceblade Pro Stealth guards in action on my bike and shows you how long they are in relation to the wheels. They have performed well and I can certainly recommend them.
Different widths are available, allowing you to get mudguards that will accommodate 32mm tyres. Other key details – the guards are compatible with disc brakes and can be adjusted to the radius of the tyre too.
Contact – www.zyrofisher.com
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Oliver Bridgewood - no, Doctor Oliver Bridgewood - is a PhD Chemist who discovered a love of cycling. He enjoys racing time trials, hill climbs, road races and criteriums. During his time at Cycling Weekly, he worked predominantly within the tech team, also utilising his science background to produce insightful fitness articles, before moving to an entirely video-focused role heading up the Cycling Weekly YouTube channel, where his feature-length documentary 'Project 49' was his crowning glory.
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