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    Mudguards/Fenders - which would you choose?

    I couldn't decide whether to stick this in commuting or utility, so it ended up here - sorry if it is the wrong place.

    I am trying to decide between 3 different sets of mudguards, but none are available in an LBS so I can only go by what I can find.

    I am considering either

    KF Blister ATB Mudguards (20" x 60mm)


    Zefal Paragon MTB (20" x 50mm)


    SKS Mini Mudguards Wide (20" x 60mm?)


    The SKS and the KF Blister are the widest, but the SKS are hard to come by and are expensive. The Zefal Paragon and the KF Blister appear to have a larger wrap round for the rear wheel.

    I'm currently running 2.1" (54mm) tyres, and could probably get away with the Zefal Paragon 50mm. And from the photo's they look nicer than the KF BLister, and have mudflaps.

    Which would you choose, or do you have any experience with any of these? Especially interested in the KF Blister and th Zefal Paragon.

    Cheers.
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    Let me give you some more , and different, mud guards to choose from.........

    http://www.bikeworldusa.com/index.php/cPath/124_25_54

    Good folk's to buy from.
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    I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

    Originally Posted by krazygluon
    Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?

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    And how much to ship to the UK?

    That's why I listed the ones I did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptCarrot View Post
    And how much to ship to the UK?

    That's why I listed the ones I did.
    Ask them, mate. Ask them............
    My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
    I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

    Originally Posted by krazygluon
    Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?

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    OK, I have had a look at the ^Fenders^ on offer from bike world USA. They only seem to have one set of 20" full length mudguards on there, and they are chrome not black, so shipping costs are not really going to come into it.

    Without wishing to sound rude, if you are going to offer an alternative to a question that already has specific choices, could you at least make sure you are actually pointing to something that is the right size/colour (and preferably in the right country). [/rant]

    Back to the original question, for those that have been distracted...

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptCarrot View Post
    I couldn't decide whether to stick this in commuting or utility, so it ended up here - sorry if it is the wrong place.

    I am trying to decide between 3 different sets of mudguards, but none are available in an LBS so I can only go by what I can find.

    I am considering either

    KF Blister ATB Mudguards (20" x 60mm)


    Zefal Paragon MTB (20" x 50mm)


    SKS Mini Mudguards Wide (20" x 60mm?)


    The SKS and the KF Blister are the widest, but the SKS are hard to come by and are expensive. The Zefal Paragon and the KF Blister appear to have a larger wrap round for the rear wheel.

    I'm currently running 2.1" (54mm) tyres, and could probably get away with the Zefal Paragon 50mm. And from the photo's they look nicer than the KF BLister, and have mudflaps.

    Which would you choose, or do you have any experience with any of these? Especially interested in the KF Blister and th Zefal Paragon.

    Cheers.
    Not as green as I might be cabbage looking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptCarrot View Post
    OK, I have had a look at the ^Fenders^ on offer from bike world USA. They only seem to have one set of 20" full length mudguards on there, and they are chrome not black, so shipping costs are not really going to come into it.

    Without wishing to sound rude, if you are going to offer an alternative to a question that already has specific choices, could you at least make sure you are actually pointing to something that is the right size/colour (and preferably in the right country). [/rant]

    Back to the original question, for those that have been distracted...
    I've had Zefel and still have SKS fenders. Both are about equal quality wise. Neither are very crash resistant, but the SKS, though slightly warped survived a worse crash than the Zefels. No experiance with the KF fenders.

    Brad

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    "Without wishing to sound rude, if you are going to offer an alternative to a question that already has specific choices, could you at least make sure you are actually pointing to something that is the right size/colour (and preferably in the right country). [/rant]


    I see now that you are a Brit which means "mud guards" to you would be "fenders" to me and NOT the "mud FLAPS" that we use in America. So sorry................
    My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
    I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

    Originally Posted by krazygluon
    Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightshade View Post
    "Without wishing to sound rude, if you are going to offer an alternative to a question that already has specific choices, could you at least make sure you are actually pointing to something that is the right size/colour (and preferably in the right country). [/rant]


    I see now that you are a Brit which means "mud guards" to you would be "fenders" to me and NOT the "mud FLAPS" that we use in America. So sorry................
    Apology accepted, although I would have thought that the pictures I posted mighthave given the game away (BTW, in the UK we call Mud Flaps... Wait for it... Mud Flaps).

    Quote Originally Posted by bradtx View Post
    I've had Zefel and still have SKS fenders. Both are about equal quality wise. Neither are very crash resistant, but the SKS, though slightly warped survived a worse crash than the Zefels. No experiance with the KF fenders.

    Brad
    Cheers, crash resistance is not an issue, although the more resilient the better.
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