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Old 01-19-08, 07:39 PM   #1
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Trek 7.3, Fenders and Studded Tires ?

I'm looking at a 7.3 and wondering if anyone has managed to get fenders and studded tires on one and if so what are your thoughts on your setup. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-23-08, 12:52 PM   #2
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I am currently running a 7.3FX with Planet Bike Freddy Fenders.
Once December (and the snow/ice came) I went out to buy a set of studded tires. The shop I went to was low on inventory, and I ended up with 1 Kenda Klondike 700x35 for the front and 1 Kenda Klondike 700x40 for the rear, mounted on a second set of wheels.

The fender in the front still works fine with the 700x35 studded tires, but I had to remove the rear fender to fit the 700x40 in the back. Potentially, switching the tires around might've allowed me to keep both my fenders, but for now, I am simply running a seat-post mounted rear fender.

Overall - I love this bike as my commuter. For the summer, running the PB fenders and the stock 700x32 Bonty Hardcase tires creates a fast, weather-proof commuter.
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Old 01-23-08, 12:58 PM   #3
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My setup does not use studded tires but rather home made tire chains. These tire chains are unreal. You cannot make your bike slip on solid ice or snow.

Here is a pic of my 7.3fx with fenders, mudflap and chains.
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Old 02-02-08, 09:05 AM   #5
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awesome mudflap
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