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Old 08-03-09, 03:17 PM   #1
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Fenders on Trek 1200? (pics for evaluation)

I am wondering whether it would be possible to put fenders on a Trek 1200 (not sure the model year). I need fenders for commuting, so if they don't fit, the bike gets replaced.

Here is a post where a guy shares his success story about putting SKS P35 fenders on a Trek 1000, but based on my eyeballing, I just don't think my bike has adequate clearance above the rear wheel. (I don't think my bike has quite the same frame as his.)

My mechanical and bike knowledge are quite lacking, so I'm seeking input from more experienced individuals. Do you think fenders would fit on this bike?

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Old 08-03-09, 03:55 PM   #2
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Why do the fenders need to go under the brake bridge? Just get SKS Raceblades. They'll keep you dry and fit fine.
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Old 08-03-09, 08:57 PM   #3
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I have a Trek 1420 with similar clearance, and I really doubt that you could get fenders to reliably fit under the brake bridge. I think the above recommendation sounds better. That is a great bike though, my Trek is by far my favorite of the group.
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I picked up the zefal clip on fenders.

I actually use the back fender on the front, so it extends pretty far down. I have a rack, so I plan on attaching the front fender to the back of the rack.

works pretty well. Rode through mud today, am clean.
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