Oh we do love to complain about the weather. As the thoughts of spring begin to fill our hopes for warmer trail riding, we grow impatient and fed up of the cold drizzle. One of the best things about mountain biking though, is that it's fun regardless of the weather.

This MTB Bell from Timber! is seriously cool

When embarking on an off-road adventure, riding through mud, grime and slime is a given. While your bike will relish in the natural landscape make-up, you may not. Fortunately, there are some pretty cool mudguards on the market to help keep the trail from slapping you in the face. While mudguards can often be considered "uncool", they are very useful for protecting your bike and unpleasant debris from getting into your eyes.

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The new 2017 line of mudguards from RideGuard find the perfect balance between strength, discretion and awesome style. Made from 100% recycleable plastic, the MTB PF1 front guard is designed and made in Bristol. It fits 26", 27.5", 29", plus sizes and Fat Bike wheel sizes, and comes with 4 cable ties for installation.

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All designs have been created on paper before being digitised in production. One of the designs, entitled Mr Hann is a celebration of Bristols colourful artistic culture. Incorporating graffiti style artwork inspired by city locals, the design features historical figure Isambard Kingdom Brunel, famed for his work on the Great Western Railway.

In addition to the Mr Hann design, the collection includes a wood effect design for a true outdoorsy vibe, and colourful geometric patterns to really brighten up your ride.

The PF1 MTB front guards are available here for £9. RideGuard also have a wide variety of road and hybrid guards as well, perfect for rainy day commutes.

An ideal gift for a trail blazing woman, or just a little treat for yourself and your steed. These mudguards are an essential for any rider who doesn't mind getting a little dirty in bad weather.

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