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Mucky Nutz MugGuard: Looking for the best mudguard of 2024

In our last mudguard comparison test, the shorter version of the Mucky Nutz narrowly missed out on winning the test due to its short length, but still secured the Best Buy award. This time we tested the longer version, which is also the longest mudguard in the test field. Will it achieve victory this time?

You can find an overview of the test fleet in the comparison test: The best Fender 2024 – 8 models in the test

Price: £25 |  Weight: 106g |  Length: 595mm |  Manufacturer website
Price: £25 | Weight: 106g | Length: 595mm | Manufacturer’s website

If you don’t think there’s any bad weather in the UK, you should take a look at the range of mudguards from Mucky Nutz. Their product portfolio includes large mudguards for the rear wheel and a whole range of different models for the front wheel. This also includes the MugGuard, which at 595 mm is the longest mudguard in our comparison test. It wraps around the tire like no other. With a weight of 106 g, it is not the heaviest model in the test despite its length. Mucky Nutz is happy to ship the MugGuard worldwide from its headquarters in Cornwall and charges £25 excluding postage. If you’re looking for something less intrusive, Mucky Nutz also offers a smaller version for £20.

Suitable for the Mucky Nutz MugGuard

When attaching the Mucky Nutz MugGuard for the first time, you will first need to cut the included Velcro into 6 individual pieces just long enough for it. Installing the MugGuard is complicated because there is no loop to tighten the Velcro straps. The mudguard does not sit securely on the fork and will scratch the substructure over time. To prevent this, we recommend covering the affected areas with some protective tape. However, thanks to the Velcro fasteners, you can attach and remove the mudguard as needed without tools.

The MugGuard’s Velcro straps are difficult to tighten because there are no loops.
The other mudguards in the test look small compared to the Mucky Nutz MugGuard Long.

On the trail of the Mucky Nutz MugGuard

Before we set off, we shook the MugGuard vigorously. It felt relatively loose and we tried to tighten it as much as possible. Afterwards, the fender felt a little more secure, but is still relatively easy to move compared to the competition. This is confirmed on the trails, where there is a tendency to rattle. We finally attached the MugGuard with cable ties that we tightened with pliers. Although this reduced the rattling, it did not completely solve the problem. This is due to the combination of flexible material and the length of the mudguard. However, this pays off in terms of protection. No other mudguard in the test kept the mud away from our eyes better and even narrowly outperformed our test winner, the SKS MUDROCKER. With the Mucky Nutz your vision remains clear even in the most adverse conditions.

Our conclusion about the Mucky Nutz MugGuard

No other mudguard in our test field offers as much protection as the MugGuard from Mucky Nutz. No matter how muddy and wet the paths were, we always had a clear view. No tools are required for installation. Unfortunately, attaching it with the included Velcro straps is a fiddly affair and it is difficult to secure the MugGuard firmly. As a result, it tends to rattle annoyingly on the trail. Cable ties can partially mitigate this.


  • The most protective fender in the test
  • Tool-free installation


  • fiddly installation
  • Rattle

For more information, see Mucky Nutz website

For an overview of the group test: 8 mudguards in comparison

All mudguards in the test: FOX fender | Mucky Nutz MugGuard Long | Mudhugger EVO Bolt On | Trickle design kol:oss stealth | RockShox ZEB fender | Slicy Enduro/DH long mudguard | Zefal Deflector FM30 | SKS MUDROCKER FRONT

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Words: Sebastian Dirscherl Photos: Simon Kohler

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