Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > General Cycling Discussion
Reload this Page >

What is the difference between fender and mudguard?

Notices
General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

What is the difference between fender and mudguard?

Old 05-23-22, 09:48 AM
  #1  
Max123456
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2022
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
What is the difference between fender and mudguard?

What is the difference between bike fenders and bike mudguards?

What do we say in the united states?

Last edited by Max123456; 05-23-22 at 09:51 AM.
Max123456 is offline  
Old 05-23-22, 10:06 AM
  #2  
indyfabz
Banned.
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 34,830
Mentioned: 202 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15909 Post(s)
Liked 10,155 Times in 4,950 Posts
The difference is basically an ocean.

https://www.bikeradar.com/advice/buy...-buyers-guide/
indyfabz is offline  
Likes For indyfabz:
Old 05-23-22, 10:31 AM
  #3  
Retro Grouch 
Senior Member
 
Retro Grouch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Posts: 30,223

Bikes: Catrike 559 I own some others but they don't get ridden very much.

Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1569 Post(s)
Liked 630 Times in 354 Posts
Fenders protect you from tire splatter. Mudguards protect you from tyre splatter.
__________________
My greatest fear is all of my kids standing around my coffin and talking about "how sensible" dad was.
Retro Grouch is offline  
Old 05-23-22, 11:02 AM
  #4  
wolfchild
Senior Member
 
wolfchild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mississauga/Toronto, Ontario canada
Posts: 7,508

Bikes: I have 3 singlespeed/fixed gear bikes

Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2887 Post(s)
Liked 1,642 Times in 803 Posts
I've used both before so here is my opinion.... Full fenders are much better for somebody who rides all year round in all weather conditions. Fenders offer a much better protection from getting sprayed with road grime...Mud guards are just little pieces of plastic that clips on to your seat post and are useless for anybody who rides all year round especially in winter.
wolfchild is offline  
Old 05-23-22, 11:04 AM
  #5  
Max123456
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2022
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Fenders protect you from tire splatter. Mudguards protect you from tyre splatter.
lol thanks
difference between tire and tyre?
Max123456 is offline  
Old 05-23-22, 11:07 AM
  #6  
indyfabz
Banned.
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 34,830
Mentioned: 202 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15909 Post(s)
Liked 10,155 Times in 4,950 Posts
Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Fenders protect you from tire splatter. Mudguards protect you from tyre splatter.
You're in the lead for POTD!
indyfabz is offline  
Old 05-23-22, 11:42 AM
  #7  
rumrunn6
Senior Member
 
rumrunn6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 25 miles northwest of Boston
Posts: 27,422

Bikes: Bottecchia Sprint, GT Timberline 29r, Trek FX Alpha 7.0

Mentioned: 107 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4568 Post(s)
Liked 2,238 Times in 1,524 Posts
https://www.bikeforums.net/general-c...-mudguard.html
rumrunn6 is offline  
Old 05-23-22, 01:29 PM
  #8  
veganbikes
Clark W. Griswold
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ,location, location
Posts: 10,035

Bikes: Foundry Chilkoot Ti W/Ultegra Di2, Salsa Timberjack Ti, Cinelli Mash Work RandoCross Fun Time Machine, 1x9 XT Parts Hybrid, Co-Motion Cascadia, Specialized Langster, Phil Wood Apple VeloXS Frame (w/DA 7400), R+M Supercharger2 Rohloff, Habanero Ti 26

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2913 Post(s)
Liked 2,109 Times in 1,396 Posts
Fender:

Mudguard:
veganbikes is offline  
Old 05-23-22, 01:36 PM
  #9  
Moe Zhoost
Half way there
 
Moe Zhoost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2,663

Bikes: Many, and the list changes frequently

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 889 Post(s)
Liked 683 Times in 413 Posts
Fenders protect your gunwales from the quay.
Moe Zhoost is offline  
Old 05-23-22, 09:05 PM
  #10  
ofajen
Cheerfully low end
 
ofajen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Posts: 1,527
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 487 Post(s)
Liked 755 Times in 489 Posts
Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
I've used both before so here is my opinion.... Full fenders are much better for somebody who rides all year round in all weather conditions. Fenders offer a much better protection from getting sprayed with road grime...Mud guards are just little pieces of plastic that clips on to your seat post and are useless for anybody who rides all year round especially in winter.
Not useless for those of us who ride all year round especially in winter and deal with mud, not just water. I will gladly trade the added load of five ounces of plastic for not having my saddle bag, saddle, backside and helmet plastered with mud each ride. Full fenders are useless for me, because they will quickly clog up and bring me to a halt.

Otto
ofajen is offline  
Old 05-23-22, 10:30 PM
  #11  
tempocyclist
Full Member
 
tempocyclist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Location: Australia
Posts: 440

Bikes: 2002 Trek 5200 (US POSTAL), 2020 Canyon Aeroad SL

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 147 Post(s)
Liked 324 Times in 165 Posts
Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Fenders protect you from tire splatter. Mudguards protect you from tyre splatter.
That just needed quoting one more time. Brilliant. 🙂
tempocyclist is offline  
Old 05-24-22, 06:00 PM
  #12  
Pratt
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 713
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 260 Post(s)
Liked 275 Times in 173 Posts
The Atlantic.
Pratt is offline  
Old 05-24-22, 06:17 PM
  #13  
rsbob 
Sniveling Weasel
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Seattle-ish
Posts: 2,641
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 950 Post(s)
Liked 1,770 Times in 1,009 Posts
Originally Posted by Max123456 View Post
lol thanks
difference between tire and tyre?
The latter is served with warm beer.
__________________
Immoderate Cyclist “No regerts”



rsbob is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.