Silveradoman, I have to agree. I don't know if it was that ugly color of the bike, or the mudguards that changed my mind. I think I could have done a better paint job with a spray can. Sorry Highlifter. Anyway, since the Rincon is such a wide bike and I tend to bump off a lot of trees going down the narrow trails I might just tear them off since they look like flimsy rubber. Sometimes I feel like a pinball machine on the small trails.