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Old 01-08-11, 11:53 AM   #1
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Kona 2010 Jake the Snake - mudguards?

I've just taken delivery of said bike and what to fit it with mudguards, looking at SKS Bluemels but wondering which size I'd need for accomodate the 700x35 wheels/tyres?

Have any JtS owners out there fitted mudguards and if so, which ones and how well do they work?
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I've got a Kona Jake, which I think has the same frame as a JtS with a different fork. I've used Planet Bike Cascadia fenders in various widths, depending on the tire I'm using. For a 35mm tire, the 45mm wide Cascadia should be great, but if you're running knobby tires, the size and placement of the edge knobs may impact how well these work. I've only used fenders with slick or semi-slick tires.
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Thanks. Yes I did reckon 45mm guards would be what I'm after so I'll check out the fenders you mention.
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These look like they'd do the job? Or these in the P45 variant?
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I installed Planet Bike Cascadia ROAD fenders on the 2010 Snake The Jake. I had to dremel the rear brake bridge clip to bring the fender up closer to the bridge, in order to allow the 35mm knobbies to clear.
They work perfectly with road tires, and only one ride with the knobbies in snow on roads with no problems.
I chose road over hybrid size to keep weight down.

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I ended up getting a pair of SKS Chromoplastic mudguards in the 45mm width (P45 variant) and they seem just fine with the 35mm knobbly tyres. The only odd thing is that the front guard had to be fitted with the top centre bracket attached to the front of the fork crown rather than behind because the hole is recessed at the back for some reason.
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Common problem with forks that use a recessed brake bolt (which is probably more common than not on most new forks now). Most bike shops can order a Problem Solver nut from QBP that should fix your issue with fender mounting.

http://problemsolversbike.com/produc...on_fender_nuts

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