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    Trek 7.4 FX - which mudguard compatible with this bike?

    Hi all,

    I bought a Trek 7.4 for daily use. I want to go to work with this bike. I would like to purchase a mudguard but I don't
    know which one is compatible with this bike. I've find this:
    SKS RACEBLADE Long Set Rennrad Schutzblech silber | Schutzbleche | Zubehör | 4 the Bike

    I think this will not fit, because the original tire is wide.

    What do you think? Pls suggest me one. The original Bontrager tire is good for wet weather? This is my first fitness bike, I have only road bikes.

    The bike is the non disk version with carbon fork and it is a 2013 version.

    Balazs

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    You are correct. You need something about 10mm wider than your tires. Try Planet Bike Cascadia.

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    thank you for your fast answer!

    so there is two ways, I buy a mudguard what you suggest or an other brand for 700x35 tire or I buy a new tire which is narrower. which way is the better? I have a surplus Bontrager 700x23c, that was originally on my Trek 1.5 2012. I used it few times.

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    Michelin City tire - 700C X 35. Its tough and durable. For all round riding, wider tires are more comfortable on rough roads and they enhance the bike's stability under load.

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    OK. So I have to find a compatible mudguard. I can't order Planet Bike Cascadia from US because the cost of the p&p is very high. So I have to find one in Europe. Bontrager Fender for the bike? Or the SKS is a better brand?

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    SKS is a good brand. Bontrager may be equally suitable. A good bike shop can make the necessary adjustments to have fenders fit your wheels.

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    I think I'll purchase this: sks raceblade xl. This one have to fit to my bike. I don't know that this type of fixing will be durable.

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    I'd go for these LONGBOARD - mudguards - us - SKS Germany

    They should limit the amount of water splashing up into your bottom bracket & crankset/chainring.
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    Bontrager makes a line of mudguards that are compatible/designed for the FX. I have them on my 7.2 and they are nice.

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    I'd go for the SKS Longboards - as the best option for you and the bike. 45mm or slightly wider

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