I bought a new Trek 7000 WSD on Saturday. The bike didn't come with fenders. The LBS told me I didn't need fenders but if I insisted I could buy them for $50 or so. I decided to buy the bike as is. Now I'm wondering if debris and water will kick up on me when I ride. It rains a lot in Baton Rouge, and unfortunately we've got a litter problem. The LBS told me not to ride in the rain (I wouldn't anyways unless caught in it) but our streets are often damp after the frequent afternoon rains. I'm trying to decide whether to buy the fenders that somewhat fit, or to forego them.
Please let me know your opinions on this matter.