Weighing in at only 80 g at 340 mm length, you will hardly notice the Shorty X Front Fender on your bike, But don't be deceived by it's stealthy looks, the Shorty X (Shorty Race) still offers awesome mud and spray protection in all but the very worst riding conditions.
With various holes for fitting to different fork braces the FRX Hugger is suitable for all wheel sizes, 26er, 650B and 29er wheel. It also works on Plus wheels with tyres up to 3 inches (76 mm) wide in a Boost fork. For the ultimate protection and especially for 29er wheel sizes add a front Hugger MAX extension. The 3 holes used to attach the extender are now pre formed but skinned over so they are invisible from the outside if not needed. Just pop through with a sharp object (4mm diameter or less) and you're ready to go.
We are often asked if the Huggers can be fitted to Manitou forks with the reverse fork brace. The answer is yes! By ignoring the reverse fork brace altogether and using extra zip ties on the fork legs the Hugger performs just as well as on any other fork.
General rule is that if you can get your index finger between the fork brace and top of the tyre there is enough clearance to fit to your bike.
- We strongly recommend using Helitape or similar to protect the paint on the seat stays and brace. The FRX doesn't come with tape, but packs are available from us separately.
- Check fork crown/brace clearance at full compression prior to installing. Some fork designs the crown can pass the fork brace at full compression which could cause the mudguard to break. In this case use a Mudhugger EVO if compatible to your fork.