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Old 01-10-05, 04:11 AM   #1
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Marzocchi Fender?

I'm planning on buying the marzocchi front fender because it will bolt into my Z1. Does marzocchi make a rear fender? Anyone have a suggestion for a rear fender? I used to have this rear fender I got for $20 that would fall down and rub against the rear wheel when I hopped the curb. I left it at the bmx track one day and it wasnt there the next. I need something that isnt way to big, and doesnt look gay. The topeak defender looks nice but im worried about it slipping and rubbing against my wheel. I already saw those 'THE' fenders and I dont really like the look. Jenson has the defender and the zokey ones so i think I may just order from them.

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I've heard good things bout the topeak fenders.
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meh, Who needs fenders Mud is good for you I had fenders until I switched for bigger tires and now my old fenders won´t fit. Though if you commute then fenders are certainly a good idea
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I've got a Marzocchi fender. I am taking it off over the summer as there won't be any mud. The Marzocchi ones have clearance for big tyres. I have noticed a couple of times that it has flexed into the tyre off a really fast and harsh G-out at a race, but that's the only time it's happened.

As for rear, if you don't mind looking cheap you can cut a plastic bottle in half and zip tie it. I have seen this done very well and it works. However, the only reason I use the front one is to mainly keep mud from flying into my face, so I wouldn't really use a rear one. Since you are going to wash the shirt/jersey after using it whether it's muddy or not due to sweat.
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I too run the marzocchi front fender.
I plan on getting the "mudflap" rear fender from Specialized for both my Enduros, but I wouldn't run one if I weren't trying to protect the rear shock from crud.
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Mud is fun on the trails, but not when you want to walk into someone else's house. one time I rode to my friend's house in the rain but didnt want to walk in his house because I was so covered in mud. I think ill go with the zokey and defender
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In England most of us use rear gaurds. It's either that or stand up at the cafe's as they wont let you in. We have Mud in England, wheras some of you may not even know what it looks like.

Couple of makes that work, Crud Catcher and Wolf Gard. These are two that I can recommend, but the art of keeping clean is to set it up properly. Don't follow the Tyre Line. Set it up high on the post and as in the Photo of the Bianchi below. May look wierd, but Did a ride Sunday. Top of legs a bit splattered, but none above saddle height or up the Back and I mean None. Incidentally, this one is neither of the makes mentioned, just a cheap one with no name from my LBS

Incidentally, may not use the rear one in the summer, but as its on the bike it stays on. Summer rain still turns to mud. However the front one stays on all year round. On the speed Bike (Dale MT2000) I run the full fender on the front and that definitely stays on. Stones in the face at 50 mph hurt. (Downhill of course but top speed was 53 and the stones that missed the fender still hurt)
Get this finished eventually, Front forks are on the dale

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^^^^That's one sexy bike
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Not as sexy as the 94 Kona Explosif, but This one is for Mud.
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What's that second bike with the Boxxer (races?) and barends?
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SKS makes a good set of fenders. I like thier quick release design. The front has a little button that releases a slide latch allowing it to slide right off. The rear is about as easy and is really effective. I ride all my races(except really dry ones, in this area is rare) with both. To have to ride 20 miles of trails is a real bother when you have gravel and junk in your face and grinding into the seat. It also allows for some much more ambitious stream and large puddle crossings. In a purist sense, getting muddy is a part of the experience, but I rather keep a clean face and the mud here is almost permanently staining.
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I too run the marzocchi front fender.
I plan on getting the "mudflap" rear fender from Specialized for both my Enduros, but I wouldn't run one if I weren't trying to protect the rear shock from crud.
You could also get the Lizard Skins shock boot if you're looking to protect your shock.
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SKS makes a good set of fenders. I like thier quick release design. The front has a little button that releases a slide latch allowing it to slide right off. The rear is about as easy and is really effective. I ride all my races(except really dry ones, in this area is rare) with both. To have to ride 20 miles of trails is a real bother when you have gravel and junk in your face and grinding into the seat. It also allows for some much more ambitious stream and large puddle crossings. In a purist sense, getting muddy is a part of the experience, but I rather keep a clean face and the mud here is almost permanently staining.
I used to have that SKS fender but it that bolt that adjusts it wouldnt hold the fender up well enough, and would hit the tire, then the tire would catch it. I did like that quick release though.
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What's that second bike with the Boxxer (races?) and barends?
Sorry this is a bit off topic but if you thought the boxxer was burly.....

EDIT: Boxxer looks kinda like a XC fork...
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Sorry this is a bit off topic but if you thought the boxxer was burly.....

EDIT: Boxxer looks kinda like a XC fork...
he made custom shims for the dampers too. but dang that is so funny. my first choice would be marzocchi, and not rockshox. zokey is just so beefy and indestructable hence the name bomber
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Yes I know what a Monster T looks like, and the Boxxer is a RACE FORK. Therefore it is designed to be light weight. The Monster T in my opinion is a joke. They were really good before 2003, but now they are freaking heavy. But I have to admit I love 888's.

Back to my question, what kind of bike is that in the pic, is it a Gemini?

PS if I were to get a really good fork it would be a Foes Curnutt F1-XTD or White Bros. DH

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Ought to keep you Guessing, but I am not that Cruel.Cannondale MT2000. A tandem, but this is a true off road beastie. Besides the Boxer Race, you may notice the Hope Mono M4 brakes, and Hope BIG un hubswith Mavic Downhill rims. A bike you can stay with uphills, but might struggle to keep in sight on the flat, and "Where did it go" on the Gravity bits.
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