After a wet testing session in Leogang Austria, Jason Marsh ‘bodged’ together a front splash guard to protect the riders vision from the spray coming up from the front wheel. It proved to be really successful and his ‘bodged’ sample was taken back to Tony Seagrave, a friend who worked in graphic design.
Tony and Jason then refined the shape, sourced a sustainable material and together they produced a small batch the first ‘MarshGuar’s for the 2012 World Cup in Fort William, Scotland.
Bizarrely, that race weekend was pretty dry – until qualifying. With rain in the forecast, Jason handed the new product to mechanics around the pits… everyone loved them and 90% of the riders in finals crossed the line using our product.
MarshGuard took its first World Cup win. The MarshGuard was born.
With the introduction of the 275 wheel size, our shape and material weight altered slightly and then recently, with the launch of the new forks form many companies and riders opting for the 29 front wheel in DH racing, we decided to source another more sustainable material whilst updating the shape and fit. The new 2020 made from 100% recycled plastic and is fully recyclable.