20 Mudguards from the French Enduro Series in Allos

Jun 27, 2019
by Kike Abelleira  
2019 French Enduro Series Allos
The fastest mudguard of the weekend belongs to Louis Jeandel.



When it's about mudguards - especially custom designed mudguards - French riders get really serious about it, and their home enduro series is a bit of a fashion show. From where I come from, in Spain, people barely know any mudguard other than Marsh Guard, which makes me curious to dig into this French mudguard fetish. To be fair, a number of French riders racing in Allos weren't running mud protection at all around their front wheel. It could be an all or nothing matter, but either way, here's my collection:

2019 French Enduro Series Allos
Tom Garcia sporting a fancy 2019 NZ Enduro custom guard.

2019 French Enduro Series Allos
Maybe an Embrun local..?

2019 French Enduro Series Allos
If you like metal music, you might like this one. Jerome Clementz has one like this.

2019 French Enduro Series Allos
I didn't ask why...

2019 French Enduro Series Allos

2019 French Enduro Series Allos
Event mudguards should be a category.

2019 French Enduro Series Allos

2019 French Enduro Series Allos

2019 French Enduro Series Allos
Probably Enduro specific, or not.

2019 French Enduro Series Allos
Can't miss the owner.

2019 French Enduro Series Allos

2019 French Enduro Series Allos
Perfectly matching the bike.

2019 French Enduro Series Allos
Big design and made out of carbon.

2019 French Enduro Series Allos
SB3 is a popular bike parts brand in France.

2019 French Enduro Series Allos
Slicy, based in Annecy, is a big player when it comes to custom mudguards.

2019 French Enduro Series Allos
The classic stickers combo option.

2019 French Enduro Series Allos
No comment.

2019 French Enduro Series Allos
Laura Charles's race-winning fender.

2019 French Enduro Series Allos
Another Charles bike, Estelle this time.


MENTIONS: @kabelleira


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35 Comments

  • + 40
 I guess these are a little bit avant-guard
  • + 12
 Me: Guess PB has nothing better to do than just take pics of mudguards and make an article about it
Also me: Oh look nice mudguards.
  • + 6
 I for one appreciate this, thanks Pinkbike. Simple, cool stuff that a quick read and easy to process. I love my AMS gorilla mudgaurd. All you heathens need to learn to appreciate the little things that make our bikes cool and unique.
  • + 6
 Realtalk, where can I buy that gojira one? I had a look at mruckynutz and they do them, but its a minimum qualtity of 100...
  • + 1
 So we need to get 90+ peoples to all chip in a few bucks...
  • + 2
 @ridestuff: sign me up for one. 98 peeps to go.
  • + 3
 Is it right time to say that I would really like a fender that would screw to the small holes on the arch of the fork that have been on every fork for ages? Something like Syncros does for FOX forks but with more stanchion protection. For my CaneCreek HELM pretty please.. TVYM
  • + 2
 As soon as you bolt-on a guard on the arch, it needs to be dedicated to that model. Syncros does it on the Fox 34/36 & 34SC because they spec those on complete bikes. It's a big investment compared to wrapped plastic cheets...
You'd better contact CaneCreek to wake them up, Suntour, DVO or Manitou made the step already.
CarbonWasp did something for the Helm, you can look into it as well.
  • + 1
 @qreative-bicycle: @lp130i : I bought the short syncros version (www.tredz.co.uk/.Syncros-Trail-Front-Fender_116737.htm) and cut it down, drilled new holes and fitted it to the back of my ohlins (www.pinkbike.com/u/bigpeaches/album/shizz)

it dosnt rub and works pretty well considering the length of it, ive since took a hair dryer to it so itsmore 90 degrees to the stanchion now
  • + 1
 I agree. Exactly what I was thinking as I scrolled through these. Why the hell are the screw holes there anyway if they aren't going to produce a guard?
  • - 3
 Taking off my mud guard 15 years ago was the best choice I ever made.
  • + 1
 Make your own with kydex sheets. You can also mold downtube guards. Just need a hair dryer.
  • + 6
 Is pinkbike running out of stuff to review?
  • + 4
 There's a marsh guard ad running on the front page for me... it's all designed to tie in and make the advertising more effective - Pinkbike marketing dept is good at what they do, despite the hoards of angry trolls in the comments who do nothing but come to the comments pages to vent their insecurities away
  • + 16
 @ctd07: weird. all I keep seeing are ads for local-single-moms-looking for love.
They even know exactly where I live.
  • + 3
 They can review Rudes water bottle
  • + 2
 As a hardtail rider I'd like to see one for rear mudguards, as most of the ones I see are similar size to the front ones and having tried them they are next to useless.
  • + 2
 Good thing these all are cut out so the mud can sling directly onto the stanchions. I mean, why would I want to keep those mud free? No reason.
  • + 1
 Not a single one bolted (Syncros) on even though Fox and DVO offer threaded holes on their forks. We can do better than zip ties and velcro.
  • + 1
 I don't understand Laura Charles' setup. That Durolux should have bolt-on mountings for Suntour's fender, but she's zippin' her own design on.
  • + 3
 Who gives a shit.
  • + 7
 Similar thoughts, but people is people and some will absolutely love this.
  • + 5
 @BenPea: I love it!
  • + 3
 True... even mudguards designers don`t give a shit.
  • + 3
 Calm down, no need to start slinging mud....
  • + 1
 @bigtim: Good thing ive a sick enduro gaurd to block the slung mud
  • + 12
 Who gives a shit about you not giving a shit?
  • + 7
 I’m shitting right now, matter of fact
  • + 3
 I so want a Gojira one!
  • + 1
 Make me think: my mudguards is more famous than me...
  • + 1
 What next, 30 stool samples?
  • - 1
 Jesus. Slow news day Pinkbike??
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