The Mudhugger rear fender is the original fender design the company was founded upon in 2012. The "Huggers" have been praised by many of the major bike magazines for their simplicity and effectiveness in back to back tests with other mudguards. Initially designed to overcome the problem of fitting mudguards to a bike with a dropper seat post the Rear Mudhugger works well on all bikes, providing they have disc brakes.
Attaching the Hugger to the seat stays also overcomes all of the problems normally associated with rear mudguards. They do not move out of line, get in the way when mounting or dismounting the bike, do not foul rear suspension travel, and are robust enough to take the rough and tumble of modern trail riding demands.
The Large Mudhugger is designed for modern 29" and 27.5" full suspension bikes that have low seat stay angles of 27 deg down to 22 deg. Think Specialized Turbo Levo, Kenevo, most Pivot, Nukeproof bikes, Santa Cruz, Lapierre, 2020 Canyon and Yeti full suss bikes. However, it will work well on bikes with 27-28 degree seat stays, but will be too long and need the end trimmed shorter still.
This is an extra long Hugger that is designed to be trimmed down to fit your bike perfectly. The rear fender braces are designed to be custom-cut around cable stops/guides and other unique seatstay/swingarm shapes and features.
- Some frames have asymmetrical stays, like found on EVIL bikes, and may not fit or will require extensive customization to fit.
- Periodically check that zip ties are tight and that the Helitape replaced before it wears out. If the Helitape is not replaced in time or zip ties are loose you risk damage to the paint and even to the frame underneath.