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Fenders- As Wide As Possible Or As Narrow as Possible?

Old 11-14-05, 11:35 PM
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Fenders- As Wide As Possible Or As Narrow as Possible?

I need a new set of fenders. At the moment on one bike I have 45mm fenders with 35x700c tires and I notice a bit of splash over the sides of the front fender in heavy water conditions.

What do you think would be better to avoid splash, fenders as wide as possible (45mm fenders with 35x700c tires) or fenders as narrow as possible (37mm fenders with 35x700c tires?) Thanks.
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Old 11-14-05, 11:39 PM
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Wide, after all, that's their job... I'd mount them lower on the fender stays so they're closer to the wheel though.
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Old 11-15-05, 08:11 AM
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The closer you mount the fenders the better they will block the water. Ofcourse this make them more likely to rub and they will pack more easily with snow or mud if you ride in those conditions.
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You need then just right. I like 5mm of clearance all round, so 1cm wider then the tyres width as measured , NOT the designation on the sidewall.
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