Mountain bikes tend to be widely used as road bikes and mostly by inexperienced or casual riders. But since they are supposed to be used for rugged terrain, they rarely come with any mudguards. This is because a lot of dirt and leaves can get caught in there, while speeding is the last thing you care about when riding on a mountain. However, when you cycle on a regular road, mudguards represent a must. Otherwise, you risk being sprayed on both your face and back, whether you ride on a wet or muddy road. At the same time, those who ride behind you will end up in the same situation. According to the experts at www.eriksbikeshop.com, you need whole mudguards that can cover most of the wheel.