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Bicycle Mudguards made from 100% Recycled Fishing Nets

OceanX: Utilising Ocean Plastic Pollution For Cleaner Seas and Trails.

Bicycle Mudguards made from 100% Recycled Fishing Nets

OceanX: Utilising Ocean Plastic Pollution For Cleaner Seas and Trails.

£3,411
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About

We’re RideGuard. Since our launch in 2016, we’ve been on a mission to make sustainable high-performance bicycle products and use our creativity and voice to create positive outcomes for our environment.

We’re proud to introduce the OceanX range of bike mudguards/fenders, made from 100% recycled fishing nets. By choosing this material we will be preventing nets from being discarded in our oceans, where they cause large-scale damage to marine ecosystems and animals, before breaking down into micro-plastics and ending up in the food chain and the fish we eat.  

The Rideguard OceanX MTB Front Mudguard Range

This is more than just a range of mudguards, it's about how the cycling industry can be the change that we want to see. A commitment to do things differently, making sure that even the smallest things we make create ripples and positive outcomes for people and planet. 

With your help, we can prevent as many fishing nets from ending up in our oceans as possible. By hitting our funding goal you will enable us to establish a long-term sustainable business with our environment at its heart and we can continue to invest in new products and innovations. With this campaign alone we aim to take 1 ton of Ocean waste out of the seas and turn it into rad bike gear. This is just the start of our journey, we'd love you to join us for the ride!


The OceanX Mudguard Range.

Designed to universally fit Mountain Bikes, Disk Equipped Gravel, Road, CX, and Hybrid Bikes. The OceanX range has a mudguard perfect for your ride. 

  •  Vision Front Gravel Mudguard. Fits Disc Brake Equipped Gravel, Cross, Road, and Hybrid Bikes.
  •  Gaiter Rear Gravel Mudguard. Neatly clips onto all standard saddle rails.
  •  PF1 Front Mountain Bike Mudguard. Fits all modern MTBs with suspension forks.
  •  PF2 Rear Mountain Bike Mudguard. Neatly clips onto all standard saddle rails.
RideGuard OceanX Mountain Bikes Set.
RideGuard OceanX Gravel Road and Hybrid Mudguard set.

Cycling is a blast, and a simple way to reduce your carbon footprint and keep fit. We want you to ride more, come rain or shine. The current range of RideGuard mudguards are made from recycled post-industrial plastic waste, but we're going further in finding solutions to our environmental challenges by introducing the OceanX range.

The OceanX Spec.

  • Made for Disc Brake Gravel and Mountain Bikes.
  •  Made from 100% Recycled Fishing Nets (Polypropylene). 
  • 100% Recyclable in the usual curbside collections.
  • Reduces CO2 emissions by up to 95% in comparison to virgin plastic.
  • Made to last a lifetime.
  • Supports coastal communities.
  • Made in the UK.

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Featured by some fantastic cycling and environmental organisations and publications

 The OceanX recycling & manufacturing process

We've teamed up with sustainable material and design experts Ecotribo to develop the most ecologically sound materials, manufacturing, and supply chain processes for the OceanX project.

The fishing nets, trawls and ropes are collected from an increasing number of ports and coastal communities. The nets are then processed, separated into the material type and cleaned. All output materials are analysed, quality assured and their properties described with a specific datasheet. The material is then shredded and melted into pellets ready for manufacturing into new quality products. For our mudguards, we get the fishing net material formed into sheets which are then delivered to our factory just outside Bristol. They are then printed, die-cut and sealed with a matt laminate UV protection ensuring your RideGuard looks great, rain or shine.

Discarded Nets being collected
Collecting and processing at the recycling centre
Recycled Fishing Net collection, processing and manufacture process

The OceanX Rewards.

The PF1 and PF2 guards universally fit all modern mountain bikes. Designed to keep spray and dirt from your eyes and face, your bum and lower back.

The Vision and Gator are for Disc Equipped Gravel, Commuter and Road/CX Bikes. Designed to keep spray and dirt from your eyes and face, your bum and lower back.  

RideGuard OceanX PF1 Front MTB Mudguard Spec.

 PF1 Mountain Front

Maximum protection from front wheel spray and flying debris from being thrown in your face, the PF1 is quick and easy to fit, durable, and protects your suspension fork seals and made in Bristol, UK. The PF1 fits  26", 27.5", 29", Plus Size and Fat Bike wheel sizes.

  • Easy to install, includes; 4 reusable zip ties plus fitting instructions.
  • Includes the SagSetter to help you set your suspension like a professional.
  • Fits major suspension fork manufacturers, including Fox and Rockshox.
  • Weight - 31g. Length 250mm, width 277mm (at its widest), 92mm (at its narrowest). 
  • Made From OceanX - 100% Recycled PP Fishing Nets, Also 100% Recyclable. 
  • Designed and made in Bristol, UK. 
RideGuard OceanX PF2 Rear Saddle Mudguard Spec.

PF2 Mountain Rear

The Gaiters big brother, giving you the extra protection from rear wheel spray and dirt that wider MTB tyres create. Using a reusable zip tie the PF2 fits securely onto your saddle rails, so it won’t budge, even on the roughest trails.

  • Quick and easy to install, includes fitting instructions.
  • Secure fit. Includes a reusable zip tie - losing your saddle mudguard isn't cool, which is why we've gone for a reusable zip tie to fit.
  • Fits all standard rail saddles and is compatible with saddlebags (unlike other models of saddle guard).
  • Weight 20g. Length 340mm, width 108mm (at its widest), 50mm (at its narrowest). 50mm longer and 22mm wider than the Gaiter.
  • Made From OceanX - 100% Recycled PP Fishing Nets, Also 100% Recyclable. 
  • Designed and made in Bristol, UK. 
RideGuard OceanX Front Gravel Bike Mudguard Spec.

Vision Gravel Front

Quick and easy to install, the Vision fits neatly between your fork and tyre and offers maximum protection from spray and dirt reaching your eyes and face. The Vision also protects your lower headset bearings from water ingress.

  • Fits all bikes with rigid forks and disc brakes, tyre sizes 20mm all the way up to 65mm.
  • Quick and easy installation and removal with x4 reusable zip ties.
  • Protects your headset bearings from water and corrosion.
  • Discreet design with a choice of custom graphics to match your bike.
  • Fitted with our unique ‘Storm Fin’ to reduce the gap between the guard and the tyre to eliminate even more spray and muck and disperse excess water.
  • Lightweight only 14g
  • Made From OceanX - 100% Recycled PP Fishing Nets, Also 100% Recyclable. 
  • Designed and made in Bristol, UK. 
RideGuard OceanX Gravel Bike Rear Saddle Mudguard Spec.

Gaiter Gravel Rear

Quick and easy to install, the Gaiter fits securely under your saddle to give you instant protection from rear wheel spray and dirt. The Gaiter is strong, secure and light.

  • Quick and easy to install, includes fitting instructions.
  • Secure fit. Includes a reusable zip tie - losing your saddle mudguard isn't cool, which is why we've gone for a reusable zip tie to fit.
  • Fits all standard rail saddles and is compatible with saddlebags (unlike other models of saddle guard).
  • Weight 15g. Length 290mm, width 87mm (at its widest), 36mm (at its narrowest).
  • Made From OceanX - 100% Recycled PP Fishing Nets, Also 100% Recyclable. 
  • Designed and made in Bristol, UK. 

Signed Limited Edition 'Kraken' Print.

If you like your artwork we've included a signed 'Kraken' print into our rewards. The print itself is A3 in size (297mm wide x 420mm high). We are limiting this reward to 25. 

OceanX Kraken Limited Edition Print
  • Printed on 350 gsm Hahnemuhle Museum Quality German Etching paper.
  • 100% Cotton.
  • High archival standard for age resistance.
  • Acid-free archival paper.
  • OBA-free.
  • Hand-signed and numbered by the artist.

Why Recycled Fishing Nets?

Fishing related pollution is a major threat to marine life through entanglement, and damages habitats, such as coral reefs. 'Ghost Fishing Gear' is estimated to make up 10% of all ocean pollution at around 640,000 tonnes. Left in the ocean it will not degrade and will continue to trap and kill marine life and damage marine habitats indefinitely.

By working with coastal communities, and NGOs on the collection and processing of end of life fishing nets we’re giving commercial value to this precious resource and preventing it from being discarded in our oceans in the first place.

Our OceanX range of RideGuards is a positive step towards cleaner oceans and beaches. The recycled fishing net polypropylene makes a seriously tough and high-performance mudguard, with basic maintenance they will last a lifetime and can be recycled a further six times into new products.

We have been involved with the Marine Conservation Charity Surfers Against Sewage and cycling community organisation Trash Free Trails since 2017, organising and removing plastic pollution from our beaches and trails. By investing time into product innovation and material exploration we are proud to have been part of the process in developing the OceanX material which we’re using for our new range of mudguards.

RideGuard OceanX Timeline

April 2019 - Fishing net recycling researched and viability for the OceanX RideGuard begins.

May 2019 - CAD modeling & prototyping begins.

June 2019 - Testing and design sign off.

July 2019 - Factory visits and product refinements.

August 2019 - Illustrations and final designs ready for launch.

November 2019 - Kickstarter launch. Project funded and full production begins.

February 2020 - Rewards fulfilled.


Your RideGuard Guarantee 

If your product does not perform as promised we will make it right.


 Meet the RideGuard Team 

The OceanX Team. Ben, Tyrone, Daniel, Laura & Rufus

Based in Bristol, UK, RideGuard we aim to make the best bike mudguards/fenders. We design awesome looking and highly functional mudguards for Mountain Bikes, Road Bikes, Kids Bikes, Gravel and CX bikes with a simple clip-on design. We’re tackling environmental issues with energy, love and positive design solutions.  We’d like you to join us!

Have a question about RideGuard or just want to say hello? Don’t hesitate to send us a message on Kickstarter or email info@rideguard.co.uk

Ocean X Collaborators

Risks and challenges

We have a trusted and long standing manufacturing and fulfillment process already in place for our existing RideGuard stock. The only risk associated with the OceanX project is working with the new supply chain, ensuring the bulk material arrives in time. We have tested the material, and have no reason to doubt our supplier, or shipping methods. Which have been multiple and always on time.

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    OceanX Vision Front RideGuard

    The RideGuard Vision is our brand new mudguard for Disc Brake Road, Cross, Gravel, Hybrid and City Bikes.

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    OceanX Vision and Gaiter Set

    The RideGuard Vision and Gaiter Set, for Disc Brake Road, Cross, Gravel, Hybrid and City Bikes.

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    OceanX PF1 and PF2 MTB Set

    The RideGuard PF1 and PF2 Set, for Mountain Bikes.

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    PF2 MTB Rear + Limited Edition Print

    OceanX PF2 MTB Rear RideGuard. The PF2 is our Best Selling saddle mudguard for Mountain Bikes.• Quick and easy to fit underneath your saddle, to keep your bum and back dry. Made From OceanX 100% Recycled Fishing Nets.

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    Are you a brand or team looking for an exclusive eco friendly product for your customers? We are offering this exclusive pledge package for 1,000+ RideGuards. Our design team will work with you on your custom design, and you will have exclusivity on your very own range of mudguards. Choose from any of the above PF1, PF2, Vision or Gaiter and be the first to market with OceanX.

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