musguard: rollable bike fender musguard: rollable bike fender
jun 03, 2013

musguard: rollable bike fender

musguard: rollable bike fender on kickstarter

 

 

slovenian designer jurij lozić has developed ‘musguard‘, a simple, removable bicycle fender that be easily rolled up and stored onto a bike frame or in one’s pocket when not in use. weighing just 35 grams, the portable mud flap requires no tools or special mounts for installation, keeping the visual aesthetic minimal and clutter-free. die cut from a strong, resilient and recyclable polypropylene (PP) plastic sheet, the construction features a unique folding system for stability and firm fit, adapting to most frames – working best on bikes without a rear brake.

 

 

musguard: rollable bike fender – the story
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the polypropylene construction features a unique folding system for stability and firm fit
image courtesy musguard

weighing just 35 grams, the portable mud flap requires no tools or special mounts for installation
image courtesy musguard

the musguard can be easily rolled up and stored onto a bike frame or in one’s pocket when not in use
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context view
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testing
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installation
video courtesy musguard

  • Genius.

    what? says:
  • Just a bit too much branding for a polypropylene flat product. It could have been, as well, a DIY
    product where you buy a DXF file for laser cutting, buy a sheet of PP and do-it-yourself.
    Nevertheless it is clever.

    Shahaf Levavi says:
  • Very neat bit of minimal design, but I’m confused as to why a mudguard is a temporary item that should not be fitted as standard.
    Or do achingly cool hipsters only condescend to have a mudguard on their stripped-down fixed wheel bikes when it’s really, really, muddy?
    This might be viewed as a practical solution to impractical vanities.

    TheCat says:
  • That took a good brain. I would have one. Cool.

    Jim

    JimCan says:
  • @TheCat why leave something showing if it’s not in use? I mean, if you could do the same with a collapsable bike basket, would you leave it permanently installed or only use it when you would need it?

    Besides, extra clutter and added parts aren’t necessary

    jp walker says:
  • This thing will work fine for the first 4 months then the owner would either loose it or it’ll break at the seams at the worst possible time when you need it most. The only way to effectively keep rain off your back is to install permanent fenders on your bike.

    not sure says:
  • So you have to take it on and off each time? What a pain. What if it starts raining, you gonna stop and pull this thing out of your skinny jeans??
    You should have thought of this sooner – http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/886290383/plume-the-recoiling-bicycle-mudguard.
    I agree with Shahaf, that video is way too much. Keep it simple.

    Aaron says:
  • i need a fender for a front wheel too

    t3o3 says:
  • Is it me, or does this product remind me so much of the Fendor Bendor (admitted, this one rolls rather than folds)? http://www.witindustries.nl/products/foldable-bike-fender

    Jurjen van Enter says:
  • @TheCat @jpwalker also: theft.

    Kevin Sweeney says:
  • what happens to the person cycling / walking behind you/ cycler. This Design lacks research and looks like self centered design

    Manoj says:
  • this looks nice when brand new, but wait until it has picked all the tarmac dirt. Perhaps they should have had a portable hand wash to it.
    Also, it is possible that it will be nicked, as are every single part of bicycles in cities that are not chained up…

    antoine says:
  • I own this fender and have used it for months now. It is fantastic. It has not broken or cracked even after removing it over and over again. Yes, it get’s dirty, but that’s what bikes and their parts do. I live in Baltimore, Maryland so the weather is very changeable. It’s great to not have to have permanent fenders on, weighing down my bike unnecessarily. I actually leave it on my bike when it’s chained up for short term periods and nobody has bothered with it. I don’t think they know what it is. 🙂

    mruthke says:

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