Appreciable difference between aluminum fenders vs. plastic?
Ok, so as a few of you may have read, I just got a rocking C-dale T400. The bike is in amazing condition (like awesome)but I'm upgrading a lot of stuff. DT shifters are getting swapped out for Ultegra barcons, saddle already got switched to a brand new Brooks B17.
So now I am looking to get fenders. I want the Planet Bike Cascadia fenders. So now my question is to go with the aluminum ones, or the black polycarbonate ones?
Pluses for plastic:
Will flex, not dent
Pluses for Al:
I think I like 'em more,
They will dent, but won't crack like plastic, so they could be bent back into a useful shape if need be.
What's your call? At this point I am leaning towards aluminum for the look of it, but that's really it. Any suggestions?