I'm wondering if anyone uses fenders for winter cycling and if so, what do you use and how effective are they?
The reasons I'm asking:
1. We get snow in winter, but since I'm in the mountains, crews are out almost immediately with salt and sand. This means I'm getting a rather messy wet mixture spraying up my back. On days when the roads are dry, I'm fine, but when we've had snow, I'll quickly end up soaked from the spray.
2. Because of the same salt and sand conditions and because of what they can do to a bike drivetrain, my good bike takes a break in the winter and I'm on a rather primitive beater. If I could minimize the salt and sand damage to the drivetrain, I'd consider keeping the good bike on the road year-round.
My concern is whether the snow and road elements will clog up the fenders of the bike.
I'm interested in hearing what works for you.