Bontrager NCS Alloy Mudguard Set review

Quiet, stable, and full coverage with a built-in Blendr mount to keep your light visible no matter how loaded your bike is

Bontrager NCS Alloy Fender Set
(Image: © Josh Ross)

Cyclingnews Verdict

Not everyone thinks of mudguards as the most ground-breaking piece of gear, but you want something that doesn’t move around and provides enough coverage. The Bontrager NCS Alloy Mudguard Set does exactly that, and the Blendr light mount makes it easy to mount a light out of the way.


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    Blendr mount

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    Metal construction

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    Rolled inner edges


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    Rear tail could be longer

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    Only available in the US

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    Lacks break away mounts

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For many road cyclists the idea of mudguards on a bike is worse than death, however if you spend the winter riding outside in the rain, you'll know that makes little sense. The idea is to ride your bike and if you want to spend all day in heavy rain, you'll happily take any advantage available, and that includes installing a pair of the best road bike mudguards

After all, having one of the best waterproof cycling jackets on the market is a must, and you'd never consider going without a set of the best cycling overshoes or best winter cycling shoes. There's no reason you should skip out on having a great pair of mudguards either. 

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Josh Ross

Josh hails from the Pacific Northwest of the United States but would prefer riding through the desert than the rain. He will happily talk for hours about the minutiae of cycling tech but also has an understanding that most people just want things to work. He is a road cyclist at heart and doesn't care much if those roads are paved, dirt, or digital. Although he rarely races, if you ask him to ride from sunrise to sunset the answer will be yes. Height: 5'9" Weight: 140 lb. Rides: Salsa Warbird, Cannondale CAAD9, Enve Melee, Look 795 Blade RS, Priority Continuum Onyx