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Old 08-13-16, 08:20 PM
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Recs for full fenders and rear rack

Hello everyone, yup a newbie here

I Just upgraded from my beach cruiser 7 speed to a new Diamondback Vital 2, 21 spd, trigger shifters, front suspension hybrid. I am commuting 24 miles a day on a paved trail with alot of roots and bumpy terrain.

Now I need to figure out full fenders to purchase, and a good rear rack. The tires on my new bike are 700cx40mm Kenda Komforts. Can I use the Velo Orange 700c 45mm stainless steel fenders? I really would like full and aluminum fenders not plastic.

These are the ones I am considering, on Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Velo-Orange-S...ords=700c+45mm

They also have these, in 52mm, would wider be better for clearance?
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=AMY4I718ZUBOU

I also have my cruiser that I am demoting to beach rider, so I do not need it's rack, which is old skool looking flat rack, will that fit on the hybrid?

This is my hybrid bike:
Diamondback Bikes - City Bikes - Women's Vital 2

Thanks for help and opinions
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Old 08-13-16, 10:51 PM
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You probably want the 52cm, but what does your bike have room for? I'll let someone else chime in who has seen the bike and understands what sort of brakes it has. It is not quite as simple as picking fenders 10mm wider than the tires. Your frame and brakes need room for the fenders too.

I have those fenders on my bike!
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The 52's would be a better fit over those tires, but only if your frame can handle the width. You could go with the 45's but then you'd have to drop down a bit on your tires to about 35 or 38's.

Depending on the size of your frame, almost any brand rear rack would be fine. The smaller the frame, the more challenging it is to mount a rack. I'd recommend you avoid the cheapest racks as they often don't offer quality mounting options. You don't need to go premium either. Axiom "Journey" adjustable rack comes to mind as it offers adjustability and I was easily able to mount one on my wife's small framed bike.

If your ride is rugged and bumpy, keep an eye on your accessories lest you have to ride back to pick something up off the trail!


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Thanks everyone

I ordered the 52mm Zeppelins so I would have room for the tires. And found a cruiser style rack that I am going to adapt to the new bike. My ride is bumpy, so I want to make sure everything stays in place!
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The 52's would be a better fit over those tires, but only if your frame can handle the width. You could go with the 45's but then you'd have to drop down a bit on your tires to about 35 or 38's.

Depending on the size of your frame, almost any brand rear rack would be fine. The smaller the frame, the more challenging it is to mount a rack. I'd recommend you avoid the cheapest racks as they often don't offer quality mounting options. You don't need to go premium either. Axiom "Journey" adjustable rack comes to mind as it offers adjustability and I was easily able to mount one on my wife's small framed bike.

If your ride is rugged and bumpy, keep an eye on your accessories lest you have to ride back to pick something up off the trail!


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I've had good experience with the Axiom Journey also.
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