Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: fenders

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    19
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    fenders

    We have been getting about two inches of rain around here each day. I was spattered with mud front and back just from riding the sidewalks the other day. Most of the fenders I see for mtn bikes are very short. Do they really keep the spatter down or should the fenders truly wrap AROUND the tires as far as possible? I don't care how it looks as long as it is functional

  2. #2
    Nigel nfmisso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    My Bikes
    1980s and 1990s steel: CyclePro, GT, Nishiki, Schwinn, SR, Trek........
    Posts
    1,010
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    For function they have to wrap around - and be wider than your tires. http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Bike-Sp...pd_sbs_sg_cy_2 these are very good. And there are others. 60mm wide really help contain the mess away from you. Make sure you get ones with mud flaps - especially important for the front. Also change your tires to less aggressive ones - the knobbies really lift the water and mud up.
    Nigel
    Mechanical Design Engineer

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Boston area
    My Bikes
    1984 Bridgestone 400 1985Univega nouevo sport 650b conversion 1993b'stone RBT 1985 Schwinn Tempo
    Posts
    656
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I agree with the above comment but would add that SKF fenders are good but I don't know if the Longboards that have flaps come in wide widths for mtbs. You can make flaps out of rubber or stair treads or milk jugs or... Fenders keep other things off you and the bike besides rain and mud: tar, oil, dead rotten animal remains , animal excrement etc.

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    19
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    thanks for the link All of the reviews seem to be very positive on that brand.....Now for the thread less stem extension to raise the bars

  5. #5
    Senior Member Turbo231's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Stettler, Alberta
    My Bikes
    Trek 800, Free Spirit Town and Country, 80's Norco Nomad
    Posts
    230
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    On the cheap side, I read on Sheldon Brown about using plastic milk cartons to extend the down on your fenders to make them more effective...I have never tried it, but it seems to make sense...just rivet them on.

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    19
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    riser on much better with higher bars
    Attached Images Attached Images

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    19
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    fenders came in rode thirty miles the other day...had a flat rear RIGHT AT THE JEEP on the return but no spatter on me!!!
    Attached Images Attached Images

  8. #8
    Senior Member rumrunn6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    25 miles northwest of Boston
    My Bikes
    Bottecchia Sprint
    Posts
    12,032
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    well done!
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •