Central University of Technology Innovation Services
Overview of innovation

This is an innovative design mudguard/fender, to be used on full-suspension mountain bikes. The mudguard/fender will be mounted to the seat stays of the mountain bike in front of the rear wheel. The purpose of this design mudguard is to protect the bearing pivots of the rear suspension linkages. This mudguard will increase the service intervals of the pivot bearings, and thus save costs due to maintenance. This product could also prevent failure of the pivot bearings, due to excessive mud collection, during a race. The product will be lightweight and made from durable plasticplication of a generic rear fender for mountain bikes.

Type of Intellectual Property protection
Design - Functional
Innovation Opportunity Type
​Arts, entertainment and recreation
Consumer Products
Technology Readiness Level
TRL 6 – Prototype tested in real-world settings