Treaded tires XC throw way less water than slick\semi-slicks I find.
I just run treaded tires wet season. Moist crotch, my fave 2 words in the english language.
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.
Last edited by jeff williams; 02-04-06 at 02:52 PM.
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.