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Old 05-04-18, 10:59 PM
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Full Coverage Fat Bike Fenders

Well, the search goes on. It would appear that Big O manufacturing - the only company to make this product - no longer exists. With a set of full coverage fenders for winter muck, my Pugs could be so much more useful than it is though.

Apparently, however, I must be the only one who thinks so, otherwise an outfit like Planet Bike or SKS would be making these already.

Any ideas, or something I'm missing?
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I know Rad Power fat bikes have very nice steel fenders.
I do not know if they fit on all fat bikes.
Send them an e-mail and ask.
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I'll look at those. Pity they're steel, because something lightweight and weather resistant in poly/plastic would be nice.

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I agree on the weight factor.
On a sixty pound bike a few ounces doesn't matter as much.
I do think the finish on them is pretty nice.

My L.B.S. has aftermarket plastic fenders but I don't know
if they have them wide enough for a fatty.
They also have a matte black finish.
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The weight is just a part of the drawbacks. Steel fenders rust, and they dent in ways the poly do not. On top of that, they’re almost always more expensive than their poly equivalent.
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Also, the Rad Power ones appear to be all sold out.

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I think the sold out part of the Rad's unsuitability is due to the change in Seasons.
I am pretty sure they will be back soon. You are right I have seen them on bikes.
No doubt they are heavier than other fenders. I can say the ones I saw
were well painted with a nice finish.

The plastic ones I saw looked more utilitarian with a dull matte finish.
However they didn't need struts. The steel one had struts which
to me takes away from their look.
I hope you get nice fenders.
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Someone posted on MTBR a while ago-they took a set of regular, 60mm or so fenders, split them lengthwise and then reattached with a strip of similar material in the middle to make them wider. Failing all else, maybe a good project?
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I was at the L.B.S. today and saw some nice Axiom Fat bike fenders.
They are polypropolene I think and very light.No struts either which contributes to a clean look.
I do not know if they are long enough for what you want but they are certainly wide enough.
They are called the Axiom fat bike front runner and rear runner.
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I’ll look into those Axiom fenders...
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I realize this is a few months old, but in my search I came across Mudhuggers. The US distributer is shop.cyclepathpdx.com/mudhugger-usa/ (I'm new so I can't post links)
I like the design but it was going to take a bit more work to get them to fit my Surly Troll. They were moderately helpful as far as service goes, but I wasn't willing to try a heat gun to get the most custom fit.
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I found some videos on making my own. Saved a lot of money and you can use any material you want
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I'm actually in the process of removing full coverage fenders from my hybrid because there is the real risk of sticks or stones making the fender collapse into the wheel and lock it.
If you think about snow and mud, the full fenders are too close to the tire and will just lock the wheel when they are full of snow and mud.

The only time the fenders ever were useful is when after a rain. during rain I doubt they make a difference. for my commute I shower and change at work anyway. for fatbiking I don't care if i get dirty, no full fender keeps me clean anyway.

Just something to consider. i started out with wanting full fenders on both my bikes, just to realize they are not wort the effort and have an inherent risk. Added cost and weight as well.

If you go with fenders, the clearance to tire should be at least 20 mm and they should have breakaways. It also is recommended to have them closer to tire at the end (where the tire rotates into under the fender) and opening up to the front to reduce risk of things getting stuck. With knobby tires the risk of the tire bringing debris into the fender is bigger than let's say road tires. I researched all last night on that and saw horrific pictures of locked front wheels inc. broken off forks. I know that may only be a tiny risk overall, but it is there.

I know fenders are a polarizing topic and there are pros and cons. I'm not saying to do or don't, just something to consider. IMHO fenders have a place for commuters on paved roads. I just assume your case of a fatbike is not a paved road necessarily?

Just look at any MTB videos or dirty Kanza etc and see how many (or few) actually have fenders.

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those are nice
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