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    fenders on a specialized sequoia?

    I know at least a couple of others have a sequoia.....have you been able to put fenders on it?

    I have some planet bike freddy fenders (ATB/Hybrid ones) that are too wide for the bike, especially the rear tire. From planet bike's website it looks like they're 45mm wide, the road versions are 38 mm wide. My tires might be too big as well, they're 700x32 wich is a tight fit on this bike. I'm wonderin if anyone has gotten fenders on this bike or if I have to get a rain bike.

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    The 38's might fit, just measure the width of the fork and the rear stays at the brake and the bb. Even if they don't fit, you can cut fenders away to fit around things like forks and stays. It's easy. If you are patient you could get the 45's to fit if you cut away the right places. Don't do it if looks are super important. But you can do it easily.
    I've done plenty of times. So really the answer is either one will fit.
    I think the 38's may go without cutting, but it takes a few second to measure first. I have some of the narrow Planet bike fenders they are very nice.

    Think of plastic fenders as a template to cut to what you want. Not a fixed piece that can not change.You can get the 45's on just by ending the fender at the fork or bridge and starting again on the other side.

    Of course a Seqoia is a nice bike you might want to keep it looking nice and not cut them if possible. Check the width of the narrow Zefals and SKS fenders on line too.

    You can put fenders on bikes with no clearance between the tire and the fork or brake bridge if you want to. It's up to you. A big mud flap way down to the ground is a big help too. Use two pieces of mtb tube glued together with tire cement.
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    The narrow size of SKS fits inside Shimano long-drop dual-pivot calipers. I use them with 32mm and they are wide enough for protection.

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    I have fenders on my Sequoia. I had the LBS put them on when I bought it, and I have no idea what model they are. They fit without cutting anything though.

    On the other hand, I'm running 25mm tires -- I don't think a 32 would fit in my setup.

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    2manybikes: i didn't think of cutting the ones i have. I'm not particularly concerned with looks and besides, it'll give me an excuse to use my dremel!

    There really isn't much clearance between the brake bridge and the tire, so I might have to get new tires. I had the LBS swap out the 25c with 32c when I bought it. Now I wish I would have looked to make sure that my fenders would fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by super-douper
    2manybikes: i didn't think of cutting the ones i have. I'm not particularly concerned with looks and besides, it'll give me an excuse to use my dremel!

    There really isn't much clearance between the brake bridge and the tire, so I might have to get new tires. I had the LBS swap out the 25c with 32c when I bought it. Now I wish I would have looked to make sure that my fenders would fit.
    On one of my mountain bikes that I use in the snow and ice only, I have the fender over the brake bridge to keep the fenders far away from the tires so they will not clog with snow or slush. You could possibly go over it, under would be more protection and easier to clean the bike though.

    Maybe 28 mm tires are a good compromise. I have some that I like.

    Here are some high clearance fenders to keep the snow and ice from clogging under the fenders. They do keep the bike very clean. I don't mind cleaning the brake bridge. I actually filled in some open places with black electrical tape folded over on itself. It's light, and cheap. It works too. I also used it to make some parts of the fenders wider too.

    I don't think you have to make anything anywhere near as ugly and big as these, I just thought you might like to see some fenders cut and modified a lot. Time to get the dremel tool out!

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