After a Santa Cruz Syndicate testing session in the wet, Jason Marsh ‘bodged’ together a front splash guard to protect the riders vision from the spray coming up from the front wheel. This ‘bodged’ sample was taken back to Tony Seagrave, a friend who had been involved with several product design launches.
Tony and Jason then refined the shape and sourced a sustainable material. Together they produced a small batch of the first MarshGuard for the 2012 Wold Cup in Fort William, Scotland.
Bizarrely, that race weekend was pretty dry – until qualifying. With the weather forecast showing showers, 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 on a Trek piloted by Aaron Gwin. The Marshguard was born.