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DIY Recycled Mountain Bike Mudguards That Will Make You Feel Good

UpCycle plastic bags like a Beast

This is the perfect project for any mountain biker who wants to recycle! You probably have a lot of #2 HDPE plastic grocery bags at home.  They are the perfect material to upcycle into a front mudguard fender. Watch the video, or scroll down for text instructions.  Making things is something that every human can enjoy, and should do from time to time. Making bike parts is something most people don't even attempt... but now is your chance!


This exact project is what got Memory Pilot started as a manufacturer of mountain bike mudguards.  I was making these things in my spare time for people, and I was looking for ways to make a consistently better product.  Now, I've got a few machines to consistently cut, prep, and professionally print mudguards at scale.  If you are looking for a professional looking custom designed mudguard and not really into the DIY look of these, you can check out our Custom MTB Mudguards page, design your own, and have it sent right to you in 3 days.

If you already have a suitable material ready to be cut and only need a template, click over to the Memory Pilot blog to download this free front mtb mudguard template, you will find the link just above the embedded video, and a full list of written instructions if video learning isn't your thing.

Custom Front Mudguard Up-Cycled from plastic bags
Beast Mode- cut and paste ransom letter graphics
Front Mudguard all mounted up
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