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    NOOB needs help with fenders...

    Pretty new to the hybrid bike scene but I totally got inspired by the Hybrid Pics thread and just taking on something other than running and weights to stay fit...I bought a Specialized Crosstrail Sport Disc 2012. I've been wanting to get full size fenders for it but it's been harder than I thought...I've tried 2 Planet Bike sizes which I was assured would fit but the clearance is pretty tight and I can't find spots to screw in the stays because of the disc brake set up. Any suggestions??

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    Where exactly are you having clearance issues?

    Disc bikes can be challenging, but not impossible by any means. Here's a pic of how I modified the front stays on my Sojourn to get around the calipers: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/revie...ested=0#210535 The back one is handled the same way.

    Those are SKS P45 fenders, by the way. I also have installed some Planet Bike fenders on my wife's LHT, and they work fine too - just a bit heavier.
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    clearance issues: rear fenders rub the tires right around the frame under the seatpost. there's already pre-drilled holes for fenders there but because the connecting piece that snaps to the fender is a little big, the instructions are telling me to use zip ties. i don't know if that's a standard practice to "customize" your bike but it makes me feel a little uncomfortable and it doesn't look clean at the very least.

    as far as the fork, it seems that only one side of the fork has a screw available to put on the stays.

    mulveyr - I liked the way you put on your stays. would you often have to bend those pieces to get them on or do they still parts for that sort of set up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlopan16 View Post
    clearance issues: rear fenders rub the tires right around the frame under the seatpost. there's already pre-drilled holes for fenders there but because the connecting piece that snaps to the fender is a little big, the instructions are telling me to use zip ties. i don't know if that's a standard practice to "customize" your bike but it makes me feel a little uncomfortable and it doesn't look clean at the very least.

    as far as the fork, it seems that only one side of the fork has a screw available to put on the stays.

    mulveyr - I liked the way you put on your stays. would you often have to bend those pieces to get them on or do they still parts for that sort of set up?
    Zip ties are a fairly standard "fallback" fastening mechanism, but yeah, kind of cheesy. As someone who loves fenders, I only buy bikes that can accomodate them. ;-)

    Not quite sure what you're asking with "do they still parts for that sort of set up". But if you want to know if they sell parts for that sort of setup, then no, I don't think I've ever seen them sold like that. There would be too many variations in frames to make it worthwhile. But it's very easy to bend them in whatever way is necessary using just a vise ( or even just the edge of a table )
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    I don't know if Raceblades (Google 'em up) will work with your suspension fork, but they might be worth a look.

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