Mudflap

Mudflap

muhd-flap

noun

Mudflap is a type of fender that covers the tires of a bike.

Example usage: I installed some mudflaps on my bike for rainy days.

Most used in: Areas with wet climates, such as the Pacific Northwest.

Most used by: Commuters who cycle in wet conditions.

Popularity: 6/10

Comedy Value: 4/10

Also see: Fender, Splash Guard, Mudguard, Chainguard,

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What is a Mudflap?

A mudflap is a piece of cycling equipment that is designed to protect the rider from dirt, mud and other debris that can be kicked up off the road. It is attached to the rear wheel of a bike and is designed to deflect any dirt or mud that may be thrown up by the wheel. The mudflap also helps to keep the rider's clothing clean and free of mud or debris.

Mudflaps are an important piece of cycling equipment for riders who frequent off-road trails and roads. According to a study by the Adventure Cycling Association, about one-third of all cyclists in the United States ride off-road trails and roads. With more riders on off-road trails and roads, the need for mudflaps becomes even more important.

Mudflaps are also important for road cyclists, as they can help keep the bike and rider clean. A study by the Bicycle Retailer and Industry News found that nearly half of all cyclists in the United States ride on roads. With more riders on the roads, mudflaps can help keep the bike and rider clean, as well as providing protection from dirt and mud.

Mudflaps are an important piece of cycling equipment for both off-road and road cyclists. They provide protection from dirt, mud and debris, as well as helping to keep the bike and rider clean. They are an essential piece of cycling equipment for any cyclist who rides off-road or on the roads.

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The Origin of the Cycling Term 'Mudflap'

The cycling term 'Mudflap' originated in the UK in the late 1800s. It was used to describe the mudguards that were attached to the front and rear wheels of a bicycle to protect the rider from dirt and debris.

The term 'Mudflap' was first used to describe these mudguards in a cycling magazine in 1891. The magazine said that the mudguards were 'fitted with mudflaps' and that they provided protection from mud, dirt, and other debris.

The term 'Mudflap' has since become a generic term for any type of mudguard on a bicycle, regardless of its shape or design. It is still used today to refer to the mudguards on bicycles.

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