Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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Whether the rack clears the fenders often has more to do with the frame design than the rack. Rack legs are pretty much all the same length, but the height depends on where the mounting eye is on the dropout.
If the eye is avove the axle by an inch or so, the rack will ride high with plenty of clearance below for a fender. OTOH id the eye is low on the dropout, the rack will ride lower and the clearance will be tighter.
It's also important that the fenders have good adjustability on the stays, so you can keep them close to the tire when the mounting eye is high.
Of course the tire size is also a factor since fatter (taller) tires need the fender to ride farther out.
Your best bet is to get out a ruler and determine how long a leg you'll need on the rack for it to work, then ask for the leg length when buying.
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