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Recommendation for fenders for 26x2.35 Big Apples

Old 01-29-17, 05:07 PM
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Recommendation for fenders for 26x2.35 Big Apples

I will be putting Schwalbe Big Apple tires, probably 26x2.35 on my utility bike along with my e-bike conversion. I'm looking for fender recommendations. The potential issues are that it has fender/rack bosses, but the left side will likely be obscured by the disc brakes. The front fender eyelets are also below the disc brake on the left side, and the fork itself is also a Nashbar steel height-corrected fork since it's a MTB frame that originally had front suspension. So the fork crown is about 2"-3" above the tire. It also has longer chain stays with about 2" between the rear tire and seat tube.

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Clearance between tire and seat tube, with the double kickstand mounting


The rear bosses for rack and fenders are actually a little up the seat stays, ahead of the disc brake caliper




Pic from last year but shows how tall the fork is compared to the tire
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I've run Planet Bike Cascadia ATB fenders with 2.35" Big Apples for a few years. The fenders aren't really wide enough, and they end up mounting really closely to the tire (so that you have to really watch the alignment), but I've not had any mishaps. 26" rigid MTB with a suspension-corrected fork as yours is.







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I recommend the SKS P65 fenders, they're designed specifically to fit this tire. They fit over my Super Motos (basically a lightweight Big Apple) with good clearance.

To fit the fender to the too-tall fork, I'd try a Problem Solvers Fender Flute. Problem Solvers
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Does the bike fit you? It seems like there is really a lot going on there with quite a few things.
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Not sure why fit matters in this discussion, but yeah the bike is technically too big for me based on standover height, but I couldn't argue with $60 for the frame (the original complete bike in MTB form retailed for around $1,800). I wanted a bike with disc brake, rack and fender mounts, which my other bikes don't have, and this one fit the bill. When I'm actually on the bike riding it, it feels awesome. Upright, Dutch-style riding with disc brakes for a really low price since I used most of the parts off my old MTB.

I was thinking Problem Solvers might have something for the front fender, and that Fender Flute looks like a cool solution!

I may go with the Cascadia ATB's, but might check out the P65's also. I'm also thinking of going down in Big Apple tire size, maybe the 2.15's instead of the 2.35" which should make the ATB fenders work a little better.

What about securing the rear fender at the bottom near the seat tube? Do the Cascadias come with something that will make that work?
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Originally Posted by Tim_Iowa View Post
I recommend the SKS P65 fenders, they're designed specifically to fit this tire. They fit over my Super Motos (basically a lightweight Big Apple) with good clearance.

To fit the fender to the too-tall fork, I'd try a Problem Solvers Fender Flute. Problem Solvers
I would recommend this too, and would have gone with the Fender Flute if it had existed back then.
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