SKS Raceblade Pro XL Stealth Series fender/ mudguard set review - sturdy, rub-free and keeps off the worst of the spray

Highly adjustable, easy to fit and rock solid over rough roads

Image shows the SKS Raceblade Pro XL Stealth Series fender / mudguard
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The SKS Raceblade Pro XL Stealth Series Fenders / Mudguards can be fitted to pretty much any frame, whether it's disc brake, rim brake, has regular tube profiling or aero tubing. The protection the fenders offer will never be as good as dedicated full length guards, however, they offer the best protection out of the mudguards which will fit such a wide range of bike frames. The weight isn’t high and isn’t noticeable when riding. The 'guards also hold their position well over rough terrain and I never found them rubbing on the tires. The price is a bit high, but worth the money if you want easy-to-attach mudguards that offer decent protection.

Reasons to buy
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    Easy to fit

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    Very adjustable

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    Easy to switch between bikes

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    Lightweight and stylish

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    No fender / mudguard mount points required

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    Fit aero frame profiles and tubing

Reasons to avoid
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    Not full coverage at front or rear

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    Person behind will get muddy

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    Spray from front wheel still hits up at you

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    Front guard won’t fit if frame clearance to wheel is small

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SKS has built a reputation for its high quality, durable and effective fenders / mudguards. The SKS Raceblade Pro XL Stealth is designed as a clip-on system for bikes without traditional mudguard mounts. 

The extent of the protection, the durability and, above all, the adjustability of these fenders has long made them a stalwart of winter riding and one of the best fenders / mudguards available. 

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