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    Fenders?

    Who needs them? What kind are you using now? What would be the "Ideal" fender for your bike? Would you like to see a new product that would keep all the water and mud off you backside and upfront?

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    Sometimes I use a down tube fender if it's sloppy enough out. Does your cross bike have fender mounts? You'd have a wider choice of fenders that way. None of my mountain bikes have fender mounts, so limited to the type that mount under the fork crown with a wedge, down tube fenders, or seat post mount fenders. There's plenty of all these kinds of fenders on the market now, can't see what "new" product would be necessary...what are you thinking about?
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    We are researching a new fender design that will be durable and inexpensive and resolve some of the problems associated with current products on the market. Perhaps something that will attach to the monostay and not on the seatpost itself. Combination of durable plastic fender attached with a steel bracket! We are looking for your suggestions and ideas. What are your requirements.

    We would like to put a product on the market that will last more than a month before it breaks! Something with a 5 year or lifetime warranty. AND something that doesn't cost you a fortune.

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    Who are you? You spamming?
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    Back off dude, I'm not spamming Fool!

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    I'm going to offer my opinion: this is the mountain bike subforum of Bike Forums. Mountain bikes that are used for actual mountain biking are almost never equipped with fenders. If you are riding a mountain bike on the road, that does not mean you are mountain biking, it just means you are road riding on a mountain bike. If that's the way you use your mountain bike, that's fine, and you may want fenders. But the commuting subforum would be a more appropriate subforum to discuss it. Again, just my opinion.

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    I've a backscratcher that I run for slush days. I'll put it on some trails that have a lot of year-round muddy sections around springs and the like. I've had it for about 8 years, I think, so durability's good. I just try to wheelie over the mud to keep it off my face. I stay off the trails when they're nothing but mud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by well biked View Post
    I'm going to offer my opinion: this is the mountain bike subforum of Bike Forums. Mountain bikes that are used for actual mountain biking are almost never equipped with fenders. If you are riding a mountain bike on the road, that does not mean you are mountain biking, it just means you are road riding on a mountain bike. If that's the way you use your mountain bike, that's fine, and you may want fenders. But the commuting subforum would be a more appropriate subforum to discuss it. Again, just my opinion.
    Glad to hear your opinion! But you are wrong! A lot of mountian bikers use fenders! Have you not heard about Crud Catchers? and a whole host of other products designed specifically for mountain bike use! Why not visit this link and read this discussion! http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=555302 You are apparently not as "well biked" or as "well read" as you think you are!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazerwolf View Post
    Glad to hear your opinion! But you are wrong! A lot of mountian bikers use fenders! Have you not heard about Crud Catchers? and a whole host of other products designed specifically for mountain bike use! Why not visit this link and read this discussion! http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=555302 You are apparently not as "well biked" or as "well read" as you think you are!
    I was trying to be nice. I did not say mountain bikes that are used for real mountain biking are never equipped with fenders, I said they are almost never equipped with fenders. Which is true. Good bye, and good luck-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazerwolf View Post
    Glad to hear your opinion! But you are wrong! A lot of mountian bikers use fenders! Have you not heard about Crud Catchers? and a whole host of other products designed specifically for mountain bike use! Why not visit this link and read this discussion! http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=555302 You are apparently not as "well biked" or as "well read" as you think you are!
    I have crud catchers. I like them very, very much. The only complaint I would have about them is the band isn't quite long enough to get around over-sized, goofy-shaped tubes like you might find on a carbon or aluminum bike, but that's pretty easy to fix. Luckily for me, I picked them up with the intent of using them on my trendy hipster steel 29er and they're perfect for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by well biked View Post
    I was trying to be nice. I did not say mountain bikes that are used for real mountain biking are never equipped with fenders, I said they are almost never equipped with fenders. Which is true. Good bye, and good luck-
    No harm pal! But it seems that if someone posts in a forum that other people don't happen to agree with a certian statement somebody wants to chase them off! Since I started this thread for a specific reason and that was to gather others opinions, I just felt you were a little off base! My apologies if I ruffeled your feathers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazerwolf View Post
    No harm pal! But it seems that if someone posts in a forum that other people don't happen to agree with a certian statement somebody wants to chase them off! Since I started this thread for a specific reason and that was to gather others opinions, I just felt you were a little off base! My apologies if I ruffeled your feathers!
    The pal thing is a bit much. What I'm telling you is that there are dozens of people in the commuter forum who often like to equip their bikes, including mountain bikes, with fenders. The touring forum as well. If you want to talk about fenders, I think you'll do better there.

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    You come in looking for our opinions/advice... and then you give a terrible attitude, and try to tell us were wrong, and "not as well biked... etc."
    I personally hate fenders, it's more to break/worry about, more things to catch on branches, something more than can jab me if I crash somehow, and some of them look completely stupid. We are MOUNTAIN bikers, and the MAJORITY of us bike in the dirt for a reason... we don't mind getting dirty... we wear clothes that we WANT to get dirty, and have towels and blankets in our vehicles for the ride home...

    So take the advice and go to the commuter/touring forums, where people ride in wet/muddy conditions to and from work, and would not LIKE to get all dirty.

    The more mud on me and the bike, the better... it's like a badge of honor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazerwolf View Post
    Glad to hear your opinion! But you are wrong! A lot of mountian bikers use fenders! Have you not heard about Crud Catchers? and a whole host of other products designed specifically for mountain bike use! Why not visit this link and read this discussion! http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=555302 You are apparently not as "well biked" or as "well read" as you think you are!
    Hahaha, newbie logic again! A guy who doesn't mountain bike telling a mountain biker what other mountain bikers do based on one vendor thread on MTBR!

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    Quote Originally Posted by -_RebelRidin'_- View Post
    You come in looking for our opinions/advice... and then you give a terrible attitude, and try to tell us were wrong, and "not as well biked... etc."
    I personally hate fenders, it's more to break/worry about, more things to catch on branches, something more than can jab me if I crash somehow, and some of them look completely stupid. We are MOUNTAIN bikers, and the MAJORITY of us bike in the dirt for a reason... we don't mind getting dirty... we wear clothes that we WANT to get dirty, and have towels and blankets in our vehicles for the ride home...

    So take the advice and go to the commuter/touring forums, where people ride in wet/muddy conditions to and from work, and would not LIKE to get all dirty.

    The more mud on me and the bike, the better... it's like a badge of honor.

    good day.
    Well you go ahead and wear your badge of honor!! and your mud! You mind your business and I'll mind mine and we will get along just fine! Typical smat a**s always got something to say!

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    Time for a quick PSA:

    Be nice to the single track. Don't ride it when it's wet!
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    Cheeto, we appreciate the effort but you're not ready to make posts like that.

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    Fenders are for panty waist sissys.............and it seems we have a few around here.
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    Some of Us ex-moto guys kinda miss fenders - - they were what make an off-road bike an off-road bike to us: big, high fenders. But, really, it's kinda pointless on a bicycle; no roost and most of the high fronts on the market are too short to really do any good. I've used little bobbed rear fenders on frame designs that put the rear shock right in the mud-path of the tire . . . and I can see the value of a small crown-to-fork-arch flexy on REAL muddy/wet days, but that's about the extent of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazerwolf View Post
    Back off dude, I'm not spamming Fool!
    Sounded like it. So, what are your ideas for a fender, rather than just get ours? What ones have you used, what did you or did you not like about them? Are you talking about using them on that road bike of yours with the fat saddle or what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cryptid01 View Post
    Cheeto, we appreciate the effort but you're not ready to make posts like that.
    I voiced my opinion, is that a problem?

    So I've been on these forums for over a year now, and I can't post an opinion?



    To the OP, also, how can an opinion be wrong? you're asking for opinions, and then saying they're wrong...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazerwolf View Post
    Well you go ahead and wear your badge of honor!! and your mud! You mind your business and I'll mind mine and we will get along just fine! Typical smat a**s always got something to say!
    Take a hike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazerwolf View Post
    Back off dude, I'm not spamming Fool!
    When you use WE, I think of spamming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -_RebelRidin'_- View Post
    I voiced my opinion, is that a problem?

    So I've been on these forums for over a year now, and I can't post an opinion?
    I suppose you're allowed to have an opinion, no matter how misdirected. It's the use of the collective "we" (as if you speak for all mtbers) that is mildly unsettling (albeit quite humorous) to those who understand the scope of your knowledge and experience.

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    You act like I don't know anything...
    I'll admit I'm not the most knowledgable, but im no fool either.
    I also added "Majority" so it doesn't include everyone.

    After my 10 mile ride today in 4 inches of snow, slush mud, and road salt, I can still say, sorry no need for fenders... I was wearing shorts, and knee warmers as well.

    The salt leaves a rather invigorating taste in my mouth -_-

    Sorry that I offended you for speaking up, I'll go retreat back into my cave now...

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