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Old 12-28-06, 01:28 PM
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Well Priced (Cheap) Fenders

Hey everyone, I wanted to get fenders for the mountain bike that I commute on, but I am building up a Trek 700 to be the commuter later on. So I wanted to get some fenders in the meantime and was wondering if there were better deals than these Freddy Fenders for 24.99(they're the 5th ones down): http://www.planetbike.com/fenders.html
Any thoughts? Thanks for the help, Eric
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Originally Posted by ecpike
Hey everyone, I wanted to get fenders for the mountain bike that I commute on, but I am building up a Trek 700 to be the commuter later on. So I wanted to get some fenders in the meantime and was wondering if there were better deals than these Freddy Fenders for 24.99(they're the 5th ones down): http://www.planetbike.com/fenders.html
Any thoughts? Thanks for the help, Eric
Mountain Equipment Coop (Canada, mail order) has them for CAD$ 18.75. It might not be worthwhile with the extra shipping costs and import hassle, though.
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For a full coverage set of fenders, that's about as good of a deal as you're going to get. Freddy Fenders are pretty good quality too.
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Old 12-28-06, 01:50 PM
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you could check nashbar and performance they are always blowin out crap...
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Of note the fenders you selected vs. the Hardcore (first set on that page) only have one set of stays on the rear fenders. That may make your fenders rattle just slightly more depending on riding conditions. Also keep in mind that unlike the SKS fenders the Freddy Fenders do not have a break-away connector for your front fender. So if you ever get something caught between your front wheel and fender there could be problems.
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REI has SKS for $32.
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Originally Posted by Lurker1999
Of note the fenders you selected vs. the Hardcore (first set on that page) only have one set of stays on the rear fenders. That may make your fenders rattle just slightly more depending on riding conditions. Also keep in mind that unlike the SKS fenders the Freddy Fenders do not have a break-away connector for your front fender. So if you ever get something caught between your front wheel and fender there could be problems.
Good point on the number of stays, I did see that but since it's temporary and my commute is pretty smooth I don't think it'll be an issue. But for the breakaway connector part, is that really an issue, I could see how theoretically it would be a problem, but has it actually happened?
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Single stays aren't a prob,I've run the plain Freddies on two commuters. Actually,I like them a little better than the Hardcores because you don't have to tweak them back into place every time they get bumped.

I'm calling the breakaway connectors a non-issue. I'll prolly get flamed by a couple folks around here who insist on their worth,but I just can't see it. First off,both times I mounted SKS's on the front of a bike,I couldn't get them to fit with the breakaways,so I had to just mount them by the struts. Second,if they were that big of a safety feature,stories about people without them getting things caught would be commonplace,and the other manufactureres would doubtless join the bandwagon. And third,take a good look at your front end. Let's say something gets caught in your spokes and carried up to the fender stay. The SKS breakaway pops out. Now what? What's to stop the object from going up to your fork,which isn't going to have any kind of breakaway? Beside's,how often have you had things caught in your spokes? Unless you're riding off-road(in which case I doubt you've got full fenders),you're just not going to come across that many objects in the road/on the trail. Keep an eye out for road debris,and it shouldn't be a problem.
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Planet Bike Freddy fenders. Really nice coverage and cheap.
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