MUCKY NUTZ MUGGUARD - LONG *

Product Code: 156654
£25.00GBP
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    Product Description

    Meet the Mucky Nutz MugGuard... our super, snazzy, award-winning mudguard for mountain bikes, made in the UK from 100% recycled plastic.

    "The Mucky Nutz MugGuard is affordable and performs impeccably. We would choose the short model for year-round riding and long for the worst of winter. If cost is a consideration, the MugGuard is really all you need, taking our BEST VALUE award"

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    * Prices are estimates and will be calculated at checkout based on your minimum deposit.
    Home Delivery by Experts

    All Terrain Cycles are now offering a Home Delivery service.

    Our Cytech qualified mechanics will first make sure that your bike is fully checked and ready to ride.

    Then we will deliver it completely assembled direct to your home or place of work where we will set up your bike for your personal needs and answer any questions you may have. All for just £50.00.

    Our delivery map indicates a general area, however, if you do not see your location on the map please call us on 01274 588488 to discuss a special delivery.

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    HOW TO BUILD YOUR MAIL ORDER BIKE

    Aftercare

    After the first few weeks of use, the whole bike will settle down. As a result, the gears may need tweaking, some nuts and bolts may need tightening and you may well need to check the adjustment of the saddle and handlebars.

    CABLE STRETCH

    Gears

    Cable stretch tends to occur shortly after a new bike has been ridden a few times. A rear derailleur that we have tuned to hit every gear, nicely and quietly, may now not be making each shift causing a sensation and sound of “being in between gears”. Generally you may have to shift up, or shift down a couple times to quiet it down and settle the derailleur into a “happy gear”. A front derailleur may no longer want to shift all the way onto the big ring or will require a much firmer push to get it there.

    It is advisable to get the cable tension adjusted as soon as this happens either by your local bike shop. This tune up is considered a necessary part of any bicycles maintenance schedule and as such should not be ignored.
    Brakes

    Your brakes will also be affected by cable stretch (provided of course that they are NOT hydraulic in which case this does not apply). The symptom here is that they usually start to feel quite loose. i.e. you have to pull the lever much further back or harder in order to get the same stopping power you once had. This is partly why new bikes come with a first free service. If your brakes start feeling a little spongy after a few weeks, you can adjust them at the barrel or the clamp or ask a mechanic at your local bike shop to do it for you.
    DISC BRAKES

    New disc brakes won’t deliver their full power until the rotor and pads have bedded in.

    SRAM has a really good guide for bedding in disc brakes:

    “Accelerate the bike to a moderate speed and then firmly applying the brakes until you are at walking speed. Repeat this process 20 times. Then accelerate the bike to a faster speed and apply the brakes until you are at walking speed. Repeat this process ten times. It’s important that during this process you never come to a complete stop or lock up the wheels at any point.”

    Doing this process should drastically improve the performance of your brakes and prepare them for many happy rides.
    CRANKS

    Check the cranks and crank bolts or nut for tightness; grab a crank arm in each hand and try to wiggle them to check for looseness. If there is play in the cranks, the nuts or bolts may need to be tightened. Cranks should be checked after every ride for the first week.
    HEADSET

    A loose headset can be diagnosed by turning the front wheel to point left or right, holding the front brake on, and then rocking the bike backwards and forwards. Hold your fingers between the stem and the frame. Any movement indicates that you need to tighten the headset.
    SADDLE

    Check your seat post is not loose and that you have not exceeded the limit marked on the seat post. Once you have checked these, use an allen key to tighten the seat post clamp. Check the seat is secure by giving it another check once you have finished.
    STEM

    Check that your front wheel and stem do not move independently, and that your handlebar clamp bolts are tight. Perform this check by standing in front of the bike, holding the front wheel between your knees, and twisting the handlebars. You can prevent any movement by tightening the stem bolts and the handlebar clamp with an allen key.
    SUSPENSION FORKS

    Keeping your mountain bike’s suspension maintained is one of the best ways to ensure you’re getting all the performance you can out of your bike. Plus, giving your fork and shock a few seconds of attention here and there can prevent costly repairs or even replacements.

    Dirt is the number one enemy of suspension. After every ride make sure to wipe the seal area and stanchions of your fork and shock. Wipe in a horizontal motion, not vertical as you don’t want to force any debris towards the seals.

    Every few rides double check that your suspension sag is correct, as well as your rebound and compression adjustments. If something has changed, or the adjustments aren’t working as before, some maintenance is likely due.

    Working on your bike at home can seem daunting, and we'd always recommend you take your bike to a qualified mechanic if possible.

    FOR FURTHER ADVICE ON LOOKING AFTER YOUR NEW BIKE SEE OUR KNOWLEDGE CENTRE.

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    Mail Order

    One of our Cytech qualified mechanics will hand build your bike leaving only a few minor adjustments for you to do once your new bike arrives. Our mechanic will also complete a rigorous Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) before carefully re-packing for shipping to you; but in order to fit the bike back into its box for delivery, some disassembly has to be done. Re-assembly of these parts should be straightforward and should not take very long.

    Tools You'll Need

    A multi-tool or a 4mm or 5mm Allen key, a pedal wrench or 15mm Allen key, depending on your pedals and a pair of scissors to open the box and cut the zip-ties with.
    1. Open the Box and Remove Your Bike

    Carefully remove your bike from the box and remove all of the packaging and zip ties with your scissors or snips. Never use a sharp knife as this can easily result in damage to paintwork and tyre sidewalls. Pedals and quick release (if supplied) will be in a small box at the bottom of your package as well as an instruction manual for your specific bike. Make sure you keep hold of this as it contains your bike's serial number.
    2. Secure Your Front Wheel

    Bikes will be delivered with the rear wheel already fitted so all you have to do is slide in the front wheel. First, remove the plastic fork spacer, along with any other packing material.

    Set the frame upright on the ground and attach the wheel. Make sure that the brake is properly aligned and that the wheel is sitting straight. Next, tighten the quick release skewer if supplied and make sure that the brake quick release is tightened.
    3. Attach the Handlebars

    Using a multi-tool or a 4 or 5mm Allen key, clamp the faceplate over the bars so that they are fastened securely but not so tight that you cannot change the angle of the bars. Note many models of handlebar have handy measurement markers, allowing you to find your perfect angle.
    4. Fit Your Pedals

    It is important to note that pedal threads are different from left side and right side. The right side pedal has a right-hand thread (removes anti-clockwise, installs clockwise). The left side pedal has a left-hand thread (removes clockwise, installs anti-clockwise). We will label the pedals with “left and right” stickers in order to make sure you refit them correctly. The pedals will have grease applied to the threads, do not wipe this off. Follow the direction arrows on the stickers to ensure the pedal threads engage correctly then tighten them with a 15mm pedal wrench or Allen key (where applicable).
    5. Fit Your Saddle

    The seatpost has already been greased so all you have to do is slide the post into the frame at your desired height and tighten the seat clamp using your multi-tool.
    6. Final Checks

    Finally give your bike a final check over to ensure your handlebars and seat post clamp are tightened securely, and also that your brakes' quick releases are in the closed position.

    Please also read our aftercare recommendations.

    FOR FURTHER ADVICE ON LOOKING AFTER YOUR NEW BIKE SEE OUR KNOWLEDGE CENTRE.

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    Availability

    Stock is held at our two stores and at an external warehouse, and as a consequence our website does not show live stock.

    Upon placing an online order we will notify you if we are unable to fulfil your order within 1-5 working days.

    We do not charge your credit or debit card until we dispatch your order, unless by prior agreement or as a holding deposit for special purchase items.

    Our mail Order Customer service is open Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm

    If you are visiting one of our stores and interested in a specific item, please ring us on 01274 588 488 to check that it is available at the store you are visiting before making a special trip.

    This telephone number is manned 7 days a week in line with our shop opening hours.

    Returns

    Goods must be returned within 30 days of receipt.

    Returned goods must be unused, in a saleable condition and in their original packaging with all labels still attached.

    Goods must not be fitted or used.

    All Goods must be accompanied with a Completed Returns Form.

    Goods can be returned to the Store for a refund or exchange. A Completed Returns form must accompany all goods returned to the store; the refund however will be processed by the Mail Order Customer Service Staff and not by the Store Staff so the refund may not be immediate.

    To read more about our delivery/returns please click here

    Specifications

    Living in the land of muck, we have the perfect testing ground for designing and developing a high performing muck-muncher and it's fair to say we're pretty chuffed with the result... an award-winning, eco-savvy mudguard aka MugGuard.

    Compatibility

    Designed to fit 26-29 inch standard and boost suspension forks with tyres up to 3 inch wide.

    It can also be used as a rear mudguard on some frames but this is not guaranteed, so please get in touch if unsure.

    Design Features
    • Forward lip to catch and minimise spray.
    • Sharp trailing edge to cut cloggy soil away from the tyre.
    • Recessed bridge area to increase tyre clearance.
    • Wide upper arm profile to protect your seals and stanchions.
    • Six fastenings, to anchor the guard firmly to the fork, so there is no rattling and minimal movement, even in the rockiest conditions.
    • Multiple fastening slots for increased functionality.
    • Supplied with re-useable Velcro for easy installation and quick-release.
    • Gloss underside finish to shed make and make for easy cleaning.
    • Finished in a stealthy matt black with contrasting gloss features, the MugGuard is a sleek looking piece of kit.
    Material

    Eco! Eco! Eco! (Just in case you haven't got the brief yet) The MugGuard is made from recycled PP, which we've modified to increase performance and durability against the elements, and at the end of its life can be recycled... Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

    When it comes to packaging, we prefer a minimalistic approach, so you'll find the MugGuard and its Velcro neatly assembled to a simple cardboard hanger. No additional zip-ties or plastic in sight. 

    Size
    • Length: 600mm
    • Width: 85mm
    • Weight: 105g
    Colour
    • Black
    Fitting Instructions

    Fitting using Velcro is very easy. You are supplied with a 900mm roll, which allows for 6 fasteners.

    1. Take the roll and wrap the Velcro around the fork lower, fluffy side facing in (we like to use technical terms), and overlap this by 40-50mm. Cut two of this length from the roll. These are the bottom fasteners.
    2. Repeat the process in line with where the middle slots will be positioned on the fork.
    3. Wrap the remaining Velcro around the top arch in line with where they will eventually be fitted, again overlapping by 40-50mm. Cut two of these from the roll.
    4. Offer the guard up to the fork and choose which top slots align with the arch, to hold the guard at the best angle to allow maximum clearance.
    5. Thread the Velcro straps through the designated slots and fasten the guard to the fork. Start at the top and work your way down. Be firm with the Velcro but there is no need to over-tighten and risk damaging the guard.
    6. It may take a little adjusting to get the guard seated firmly but after a short while, it will naturally mould to the shape of the fork.
    Other shizzle...
    • The MugGuard is 85mm wide and will fit most standard MTB suspension forks fitted with disc brakes and a forward-facing arch. Please measure the width of the fork below the arch, to ensure compatibility.
    • The 'legs' of the guard extend down 150mm, please ensure there is no more than 140mm distance from the underside of the arch to the top of the 'lowers' to allow room for the fasteners.
    • The guard can potentially be fitted to the rear of some bikes, typically used as a rear linkage/shock guard. Compatibility is not guaranteed so please ask for advice before purchasing.
    • There is so much variation between frame and fork manufacturers, and the geometry changes every year which makes it hard to produce a truly 'universal' product. If you are not sure about the compatibility please email us with your bike/fork model.
    • The MugGuard is highly unlikely to fit between older rim style brakes (V Brakes) and is unlikely to fit a rigid fork.
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