Splashguard

Splashguard

splash-guard

noun

A mudguard mounted between the front and rear wheels of a bicycle to reduce splashing of mud and water.

Example usage: I'm glad I have a splashguard on my bike, it keeps the mud and water off my back while I'm riding.

Most used in: Wet and muddy environments where cyclists need protection from splashing.

Most used by: Mountain bikers and cyclists who ride in wet and muddy conditions.

Popularity: 6/10

Comedy Value: 4/10

Also see: Mudguard, Fender, Chainguard, Skid Plate,

What is a Splashguard?

A splashguard is a safety device found on many bicycles. It is a small panel of plastic or metal that is mounted on the rear wheel of the bike and is designed to prevent mud, water, and other debris from being thrown up by the wheel and hitting the cyclist. Splashguards are a great way to keep cyclists safe and clean while out on the road.

In addition to keeping cyclists safe, splashguards also add an element of style to the bike. Depending on the type of splashguard, some may have designs or logos etched into them. They can also be customized with different colors to match the bike.

According to a survey by the National Transportation Safety Board, over 80% of cyclists are in favor of having splashguards on their bikes. This is because splashguards can help to reduce the risk of injury from airborne debris. Additionally, splashguards are also known to reduce noise from the bike and can even help to improve the aerodynamics of the bike.

Overall, splashguards are a great way to keep cyclists safe and stylish. They can help to reduce the risk of injury, reduce noise, and improve the look of the bike. With the growing popularity of cycling, splashguards are becoming an increasingly popular safety device.

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The Origin of the Cycling Term 'Splashguard'

The cycling term 'splashguard' was first used in the early 1900s, in the United States. It was used to describe a device used to protect a cyclist from mud, water, and other debris that can be thrown up from the tires of the bicycle.

The original splashguard was a metal plate that was attached to the bicycle frame. This plate would extend down from the frame and cover the rear wheel, preventing any debris from hitting the cyclist. Over the years, the splashguard evolved to become a plastic or rubber mudguard that was attached to the frame and the wheel. This type of splashguard is still used on modern bicycles today.

The term 'splashguard' is now widely used among cyclists to refer to any type of mudguard or fender attached to a bicycle. It is a reminder of the ingenuity of early cyclists, who found a way to protect themselves from the elements while riding their bicycles.

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