Mudguards come highly recommended if you want to protect yourself and your bike from road spray. Based in a rainy Scotland, Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op offers a comprehensive range of bike mudguards. Traditional mudguards come with metal stays, which are permanently bolted to the bike's frame and fork. Mountain bike mudguards and road bike fenders tend to be more minimal and are usually designed to be easier to fit and take off as required.
Zefal are a French company famed for the quality of their mudguards, toeclips/straps, tyre liners, pumps, pump adaptors and map holders.