I was at REI yesterday and talking to one of the sales guys about fenders. He showed me the SKSMud-X (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...w_bottom_links) they were selling for $4.93. I figured it was worth a try for $5. It's raining today so I went out for a test ride. It's not going to block anything from my feet but seems to work fine for keeping stuff off off my body. There's got to be a reason I don't find others talking about these as an alternative to front fenders. What am I missing?