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The invention is an innovative design mudguard/fender, to be used on full suspension mountain bikes. The mudguard/fender is mounted to the seat stays of the mountain bicycle in front of the rear wheel. The purpose of this design mudguard is to protect the bearing pivots of the rear suspension linkages.
This mudguard will increase the service intervals of the pivot bearings, and thus save costs due to reduced maintenance. This product could also prevent failure of the pivot bearings, due to excessive mud collection, during a race.

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Market need/opportunity: 
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Cycling is one of the fastest growing recreational/professional sports in the country, and mountain biking makes up a large sector of the population. At least 50% of mountain bikers could be potential clients.

Value proposition/benefits: 
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This product protects vulnerable pivot bearings from being coated with water and mud, thus extending the life of expensive components. The product has a well-designed shape and can be a popular accessory for all potential clients. There is currently nothing similar in the market.

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Never before has something like this been used or been available on the market.

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The product is lightweight and made of durable plastic.

It is a universal fitment.

It has great aesthetics and functionality.

Idea behind technology: 
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The idea came from personal experience identifying a gap in the market.

It will meet the specified need effectively.

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Jozua Joubert @ CUT

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Bloemfontein

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