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Disc Brakes + Fenders = Arrg!!!
Is there anyone out there running full fenders with disc brakes on a MTB or hybrid? I've been running into probs fitting my Giant Sedona LX.
The LBS said they could get me full fenders no probs. They got me a set of Freddy Fenders,but they wouldn't work. The front wouldn't work at all(no place for the struts). The rear would fit on the right,but on the left side the disc brake was in the way. I prolly could've mounted the struts to the frame with clamps(the rubber-covered steel ones with the eyelets,can't remember the technical name),but neither I nor the shop had any. I needed the bike for commuting in the rain all this week,so I returned the Freddys and went with a front from a set I already had and a SKS X-3 on the rear(see pic). The front worked fine,but I am not too happy with the rear. I still wound up with road spray on my back. Not a stripe,but tiny bits of gravel/sand all over. The full fenders on my Trek work like a charm.
Anyone out there running a MTB or hybrid with fenders that work? Any helpful suggestions? I'm thinking about pop-riveting an extra piece of rubber to the end of the X-3 to see if that helps.
C'dale BBU('05 and '09)/Super Six/Hooligan8and 3,Kona Dew Deluxe,Novara Buzz/Safari,Surly Big Dummy,Marin Pt Reyes,Giant Defy 1,Schwinn DBX SuperSport,Dahon Speed Pro TT,Brompton S6L/S2E-X