Can you fit mudguards to a Specialized Roubaix?

The Roubaix Sport hits a sweet spot balancing value and performance. Fitted out here with SKS clip-on mudguards it’s ready for anything a British winter can throw at it, and easily switched into summer mode for some serious mile munching.

Is Specialized Roubaix worth it?

The bike is a phenomenally good cruiser that does a sterling job of killing fatigue-inducing road buzz, particularly with the larger tyres I’ve fitted. With no rear suspension, I wondered if the Roubaix’s ride quality would feel unbalanced, but Specialized has built so much flex into the rear end that it doesn’t.

What size fenders do I need for my bike?

Measuring for Fenders. The basic rule in fender fitting is that the fender should be at least 8mm wider than the tire; 10-12 mm is better. So if you’re running 32mm or 1 1/4″ (for 27″) tires, get 45mm fenders. If you’re running 42mm tires, get 50 or 52mm Fenders.

Are bicycle fenders universal?

Bicycle fenders are not a one-size-fits-all accessory. They not only differ depending on your riding discipline and bike type, some bikes may not be compatible with a set of fenders at all.

Can you fit mudguards to any bike?

You should be able to fit mudguards to any hybrid bike. These are fittings that are part of your bike frame and forks and are used to secure the mudguards in place. If there are eyelets on your frame and forks, then you should be able to purchase a set of standard mudguards.

Can you put mudguards on a road bike?

You can fit mudguards to pretty much any road bike these days. Yes even those with close clearances and no mudguard eyelets. One way to help make riding a little more comfortable in wet and cold weather is to fit a set of mudguards to your bike.

How heavy is a Specialized Roubaix?


Frame S-Works Roubaix
Saddle S-Works Power
Wheels Roval CLX32 Disc, Specialized Turbo Cotton Hell of the North 28mm tyres
Weight 7.27kg (56cm)

Are fenders on bikes worth it?

Fenders make a tremendous difference when you are riding roads that are wet from drizzle, recent rain, or snowmelt. In a hard rain, you may become wet with clean rain from above, but fenders will protect your body and bicycle from the mud and sand kicked up from dirty puddles and rivulets.

Why are there no mudguards on bikes?

Many mountain bikers will never use mudguards because they like to get dirty. To them mountain biking is about getting out in nature. Roughing it, so to speak instead of riding on comfortable pavement. Rather than worry about getting wet, they will wear waterproof clothing.

How much do mudguards slow you down?

The researchers eventually concluded that there was indeed an observed optimum decrease in drag coefficient – the bike with mudguards had 4.6%, 4.5% and 4.6% less drag than the bike without mudguards at 6 m/s, 8 m/s and 10 m/s respectively.

Should I put fenders on my road bike?

If you are a “fair weather” cyclist, you don’t need fenders, but if you are a serious cyclist, and don’t live in a desert climate, you really should have at least one bicycle with fenders. Fenders make a tremendous difference when you are riding roads that are wet from drizzle, recent rain, or snowmelt.