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    Can an OCR2 alloy take full fenders or not?

    I never had fenders on a road bike but want them now. Have an OCR2 alloy and they have eyelets on the fork so I assume fenders were suppose to be able to install as per Giant. BUT, the chain stay width where the rear would have to go through is too narrow. SKS 35 mm looked like a good choice but looks like the fender has to go between the chainstay, or maybe it dosen't? Do they use a bracket or hardware that goes between chain stays that goes to the fender? Anyone do this on an OCR or have any advice? Thanks!

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    I don't know specifically about the OCR, but sometimes you have to do a little trimming on the fender to get it to fit between the chain stays. You can usually use tin snips or heavy shears.

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    I haven't tried too hard to fit fenders on my OCR2, but I imagine it can be done. The fenders that I wanted to install wouldn't fit, and the SKS Raceblades that I have on my fixed gear road bike will be my next attempt (although it will require manipulation anyway because of the OCR2's compact geometry).

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeganRider
    I never had fenders on a road bike but want them now. Have an OCR2 alloy and they have eyelets on the fork so I assume fenders were suppose to be able to install as per Giant. BUT, the chain stay width where the rear would have to go through is too narrow. SKS 35 mm looked like a good choice but looks like the fender has to go between the chainstay, or maybe it dosen't? Do they use a bracket or hardware that goes between chain stays that goes to the fender? Anyone do this on an OCR or have any advice? Thanks!
    If the fender is too wide to fit between the chainstays, it's OK to trim it back a little to make it narrower. I don't have an OCR2 with fenders, but the bike looks like it would take 'em fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantoj
    If the fender is too wide to fit between the chainstays, it's OK to trim it back a little to make it narrower. I don't have an OCR2 with fenders, but the bike looks like it would take 'em fine.
    Thanks for the advice all. Guess I will call Nashbar back and order them anyhow. Reminds me of a couple racks I put on other bikes and how custom that became.
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    The end of the fender narrows down about an inch before the chainstays, so you may get a "no cut" fit.
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    The std chainstay bracket is not very good. The best way to attach an sks fender at the chainstay is to drill a small hole about 1cm from the tip and use a zip tie around the chainstay bridge. It is rattle-free and mine has laster for several years.
    Try it without trimimg but if you need the space you can cut away the edges without fear.

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