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Old 10-23-11, 01:56 PM   #1
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Which Mudguards For A 2011 Trek 7.5 FX ?

I have a 2011 Trek 7.5 FX on order from Evans, the bike has 700c X 32 Tyres.
The shop have recommended and I've ordered http://www.evanscycles.com/products/...ybrid-ec004918
I'm lead to beleive they are 45mm, which I'm guessing is about right for 32mm tyres.
I still want the bike to look good with the mudguards fitted.
I was thinking these might be a better option http://www.evanscycles.com/products/...ds-28-ec023181
What do you all think ? I know the SKS get a really good name.
I'm also having a rear rack fitted http://www.evanscycles.com/products/...7?query=120868
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Old 10-23-11, 02:03 PM   #2
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I have a 30 year old set of SKS chromoplast mudguards ,
and, they are on 3 of my bikes,
I think Brompton gets them to make them too, for their bikes ,
so that makes 4, here.

then again, Berthoud stainless mudguards are top shelf stuff , if that is your desire.
http://www.gillesberthoud.fr/anglais/

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Old 10-23-11, 03:43 PM   #3
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If the 2011 7.5 is anything like the 2010 or 2011 7.3 FX, you won't be able to fit 45 mm mudguards (without cutting them to accommodate fork width) on the 7.5. The fork's too narrow for them. I just had a look at my wife's 7.3, and the mudguards are 37 mm at most (it's a fiddly measurement).

When I took the 7.3 to my LBS, they said that 45mm was the recommended width for that size tire, but also said they couldn't fit them (unless I was willing to take the risk of them breaking when they made the cutout). I opted for narrower ones, and they work fine, if outside recommended dimensions.

Regarding the rack: my wife has a similar looking (but disc brake specific) version of the tortec. It's fine as a rack, but it sits rather high, which makes it look a little clumsy. I've got this one http://www.evanscycles.com/products/...2?query=120868 (on my 2010 7.3) which sits lower, and looks more like it was made for the bike rather than added as an afterthought.

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Old 10-23-11, 11:14 PM   #4
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Thanks for all the replys !
Fairymuff - what mudguards would you recommend ? As all I can see is 35mm or 45mm ?
The rack that you have - I notice it is for 26" wheels, does it fit the 700c wheels ok ?
Thanks again

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Old 10-24-11, 03:13 AM   #5
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My mudguards may well be 35mm. As I said it's fiddly to measure, but they're definitely not 45mm.

Regarding the rack: mine's from 2 years ago, so it may be different. However, you'll notice on the Evans site, there are two sizes for different size frames. Also, in the Q&A someone's asked if it fits the 7.3 WSD (women's bike) 15", and someone's answered:

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Yes it will. I would be careful if fitting it along with mud guards as the supplied screws arn't long enough and there's a possibilty you'd thread the attachment hole on your bike (like i did).
So it ought to fit.

I'd recommend you ask about fitting mudguards and a rack in the shop once you have the bike. The people in the shop will be able to advice re. fit, and you can pick a rack that you think looks right on the bike.
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Old 10-24-11, 06:00 AM   #6
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Aletank I have the 2011 trek 7.5 FX and I fitted the 45mm SKS Cromoplastic mudguards they were a bit fiddly to fit but still fitted with no problems.

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Old 10-24-11, 08:29 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies - I'll have a word with the shop once I receive my CycleScheme voucher

If anyone has pictures of their Trek 7.5 FX with Mudguards/Rear Rack fitted it would be good to see what they actually look like.

you can email them to me dk77 at sky dot com

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Old 11-12-11, 03:26 PM   #8
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I've now got my Trek 7.5FX 2011 fitted with SKS Chromoplastic P45 Mudguards & Topeak Super Tourist Rack. The front mudguard has been cut


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http://bontrager.com/products/accessories/fenders
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That's a very nice looking bike. I'll steal it if I ever see it in the city centre. (No I won't. It's just a joke on Liverpool, and its reputation for crime and theft).

It's interesting that they've decided to just cut the front end of the mudguard. When my LBS mentioned cutting it, I thought they meant making a side cutout to accommodate the fork width rather than cutting off anything beyond the mount point. I suppose you won't notice the difference given the direction the wheel travels, but it does make you wonder about the functionality of the bit they cut off. You might end up with a very muddy bar bag if you ever fit one.
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Old 10-06-12, 04:19 AM   #11
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Mhumm... I've bought SKS Bluemels for my Trek 7.5 FX but the screw provided is not large enough to fit the hole in the fork.
Any ideas about this ?
Oh and it seems i'll have to cut the front short too. But I think it looks better that way too !
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Old 10-06-12, 07:01 AM   #12
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Hi
My Mudguards were fitted by the shop, Evans Cycles Liverpool . So unfortunatly I can't help
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Old 10-06-12, 01:09 PM   #13
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No problem, I eventually managed to put them on.
Looks less sporty but hey, a hybrid bike needs to be functional, doesn't it ?
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Here's the picture : SKS Bluemels (45mm) on a Trek 7.5FX, without cutting the fenders.
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