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Let’s talk dirty – testing the SKS bicycle mudguards

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If you love riding in winter, a quality mudguard is crucial. And SKS have some great options. (Photo: Steve Smith)
If you love riding in winter, a quality mudguard is crucial. And SKS have some great options. (Photo: Steve Smith)

These new easy-to-fit lightweight SKS mudguards are perfect for gravel bikes that will prevent, among other things, 'The Stripe'.

All riders fear and dislike 'The Stripe' – that line that goes from the bottom of your shorts up your back. It is the result of riding in wet conditions, and best-case scenario, it’s just water.

On your gravel bike, it will likely be mud. And apart from being uncomfortably soggy, nobody wants a sizeable brown stripe down the back of their shorts, right?

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