Mudhugger is designed to fit most full suspension or hardtail mountain-bikes that have disc brakes. V brakes and Cantilever brakes prevent fitting. One popular make of bike that we know has clearance issues with the seat post is the Orange 5 and Orange Alpine 160.
If you ride an Orange 5 or one of its derivatives (Alpine, 224 etc...) the rear hugger has to be modified to fit, we do this at Mudhugger and supply extra long zip ties and two pieces of frame-tape to protect your swing arm. We also recommend using some tape (gaffa tape works well or self adhesive rubber pads) on the underside of the swingarm where the zip ties go to give them something to bite into and stop any slip.
It is important to fit the hugger with the air out of the rear shock and the suspension at full compression to get the clearance between the tyre, hugger and seatpost correct (see picture below).
Mudhugger has an internal clearance of 75mm we normally ride with 2.35 tyres (inc Schwalbe Hans Dampf, biggest 2.35 we know).
210 grams excluding zip ties and frame tape.
Mudhugger is easy to fit, remove and refit but if you do have fitting problems please contact us. We should be able to help and advise to sort this out. If Mudhugger cant be fitted due to clearance issues with the seat post at full compression we will offer a full refund if it is returned unused and in its original box. Please ensure you make sure there is clearance between Mudhugger and the seat post before use. This is easily achieved with a shock pump, by letting most of the air from your rear shock absorber and testing full compression.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any other questions.