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Bontrager NCS or Planet Bike Cascadia Mtn fenders?

Old 03-24-15, 11:35 AM
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Bontrager NCS or Planet Bike Cascadia Mtn fenders?

I've had some trouble finding Planet Bike Cascadia fenders in the 26" by 60mm size locally and stumbled upon the NCS fenders from Bontrager in a LBS and am wondering if anyone can provide any reviews or comparisons if you have the Bontragers.

The Bontrager seems to have coverage that would be similar to the Cascadia with a similar mud flap. The main difference is that the adjustment on the NCS fenders is done by sliding the rods past each other on the side and they don't have the ends sticking out beyond the fender edge. It looks like an easy mounting set up and nothing to catch stuff on. I didn't see a quick release feature where the front fender mounts to the dropout however which could be a minus.

Any comments would be helpful - thanks!

Bontrager: NCS Fender (Model #09150)
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Here is a picture of the Bontrager fenders. I like that the hardware and flaps are replaceable with an allen wrench.
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I've seen, but yet not had the chance to install, the Bontrager fenders at the shop I work at. They look good in person and I expect they would work equally well as the PB Cascadias. Only real difference I see is that the Bonts use one stay on the front fender instead of two, but in practice a single should be perfectly adequate.

As to the Cascadias, I have a pair of those 26x60 fenders on my winter commuter, and a couple sets of PB road fenders besides, and I recommend their products highly. As for the 'quick-release' mount, frankly I don't think that makes much difference; I've caught twigs and branches in my PB fenders before and those apparently weren't hard enough (or I wasn't going fast enough) to make the fenders break away - trapping things in fenders is fairly unusually and generally easy to avoid anyways.

So in your situation, I don't think you can go wrong either way.
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