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Old 02-04-06, 03:16 PM   #1
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what do you use for fenders?

just getting a used bianchi cross concept. I'll ride it on the road in bad weather and off road for fun. Anyone have any recommendations for fenders during those really wet days?
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Old 02-04-06, 03:19 PM   #2
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SKS fenders. They come in black and silver.
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Old 02-04-06, 03:34 PM   #3
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Treaded tires XC throw way less water than slick\semi-slicks I find.
I just run treaded tires wet season.
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I'm too lazy to take 'offenders' off.
Enough trouble switching out my tires constantly (I need 2 wheelsets).

Fenders are fine, I usually just run a rear as my front tire is always an aggressive tread.
My knobbed rear throws little water, if I use a semi-slick, I need plastic shorts or a fender.

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SKS, Zefal, Planet Bike. There is very little difference, they all work fine.

If you want to extend the life of your drivetrain and stay clean as much as possible you need a flexible mud flap almost to the ground. Two thicknesses of tubes will flex over anything even powder snow.
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I've heard of wood fenders as well. It sounds kind of strange to have wood fenders on a bike though.
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I've heard of wood fenders as well. It sounds kind of strange to have wood fenders on a bike though.
Look pretty cool with wood track rims.
Bamboo has been used as tubing as well.
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