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Mine lasted one month,
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This review is from: RSP Raceplate Alloy Bike / Cycle Fender Set Set Silver (Misc.)I have a hybrid with wider than the average racer tyres that are pumped up to near maximum. This gives a good balance for mostly road but a little cycle track and canal path use. The problem with mudguards I found was that due to the high rigidity of my ride and the large tyres, mudguards often noisily vibrate and hit the sides of the wheels. With a few adjustments these mudguards don't do a bad job. There was plenty of space from the wheels at all angles. They look great (which isn't necessarily a good thing if you leave your bike anywhere). They don't wobble that much. They do what large mudguards should do and protect well from mud and damp. So I am mostly happy.
Each of the connections between the guards and the metal poles requires two tiny bolts. Not easy to spot if you drop one and a little fiddly. One of these threaded with little pressure meaning one of the poles doesn't have the firm grip of the others. The two metal parts that attach the bike frame to the bike above the wheels are like large metal paper clips. They are fine for looks and strength. They are not so great for metal on metal vibratey scratchy noises developing during long rides. Stretched out blue tack created a fine barrier between the two pieces of metal and damped the noise. It won't likely happen unless you ride on as solid as possible tyres and your bike really has to take vibrations, but as far as I'm concerned this is a small design flaw.
I've only recently purchased these but have ridden over 100 miles so far and they have given a quiet but not quite silent ride as well as the protection they are designed for. I'm confident they will last for much longer. I'm happy with that as people could hear me coming from my last mudguards alone.
**edit how wrong was I. One of the two metal clips that clamp the guards to the frame split after 1 month of riding. Very disappointed.
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Initial post: 18 Oct 2011 12:09:36 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 Oct 2011 12:14:51 BDT
RSP 700C Race Plate Mudguards Titanium
Thinking of these for my new bike, but not much clearance!
Did you manage to find a replacement clip?
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Oct 2011 12:59:49 BDT
I went to the local bike store and bought a different shaped metal clip (it looks like metal clips a reasonably common). It took a quite a bit of bending to the correct shape but for the few rides so far its worked.
As Amazon incorrectly lists them as by sks I contacted them by accident. They were very quick at replying to emails and would have sent a replacement out free if it was their mudguard. I didn't find an easy way to contact RSP.
I do wish I'd gone for whichever SKS Chromoplastic model matches my tyre size as I have heard good things about them, but hopefully these RSPs will last a bit longer this time around. If they do I'll put the rating back up.
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Oct 2011 13:32:37 BDT
Thanks for that. I`ve mailed RSP to find out the UK importer hoping that my local(brilliant)bike shop can order them.
Just bought a Bianchi hybrid with huge tyres so the tolerances are tight. I can see the tyres will have to go!
Thanks for your review. v.useful.
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