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Old 06-28-13, 06:42 PM   #1
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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
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Old 06-28-13, 09:02 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 06-29-13, 02:48 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 06-29-13, 08:05 PM   #4
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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
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Old 06-29-13, 10:59 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 07-03-13, 06:29 PM   #6
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riser on much better with higher bars
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Old 07-24-13, 07:47 PM   #7
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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!!!
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Old 07-25-13, 07:51 AM   #8
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