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SKS fenders: Longboard vs. Chromoplastic vs. "Commuter 2" (or Bluemel?)
Just a quick question someone might be able to help with.
The Longboards, if I understand correctly, are basically Chromoplastics that come with the fancy long mudflaps already installed for a few bucks more. Both come/came with the Secu-Clip on the front stays so they'll pop off if something tries to jam the front tire. The stays are otherwise of normal design and can installed without the Secu-Clip if desired.
Yesterday I learned of the existence of the "Commuter 2" (apparently the same as the Bluemel on the SKS site?) such as the B42 or B53 that sell for a really nice-looking price. They come with a front stay clip called the "ASR" (Automatic Stay Release?) that's completely different than and may or may not be as good as the Secu-Clip, but are there any other differences, such as being shorter than the Chromoplastics or somehow made differently other than the release clip? I think the appearance is a little different, but it's hard to tell about things like length.
Thanks to anyone who can help!
Last edited by 1987cp; 05-02-14 at 01:12 PM.