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Old 12-14-17, 09:17 AM
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Fenders for Giant Escape 2

Hi there,

This is my first winter with the 2017 Giant Escape 2 and am looking into getting a front and back fender for the bike.
I ride in a big city to and from campus everyday. Since it is a bike on the more sporty side I would like to try and have the fenders stay in that style but obviously style isn't everything as a quality fender comes first.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advanced!
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Old 12-14-17, 09:24 AM
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Planet Bike Hardcore 700c

https://www.planetbike.com/store/har...ders-road.html
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Old 12-14-17, 09:30 AM
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OK its a Hybrid..

You could have gotten a 10% cost cut if you got mudguards at the Bike shop & they would fit them for you. at Point of Sale.

maybe they will offer the same as a recent customer, go see what they offer, yet ?





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Old 12-14-17, 09:49 AM
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I use SKS Bluemel. Generally under $30 for a set if you find them at a shop, and come in a bunch of different sizes. Plain and basic with great coverage, but anything trendy is going to cost a good portion of that bike's value.

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You could have gotten a 10% cost cut if you got mudguards at the Bike shop & they would fit them for you. at Point of Sale.
They could? You know the store policies of the place they purchased their bike from? When my then-fiancee bought her first drop bar bike and wanted interrupter brakes, there was no deal to be had plus they wanted labor to install them.
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Old 12-14-17, 11:11 AM
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They could? You know the store policies of the place they purchased their bike from? When my then-fiancee bought her first drop bar bike and wanted interrupter brakes, there was no deal to be had plus they wanted labor to install them.
Your experience I think is the exception to the norm...most shops I know do offer a discount on accessories and/or install labor at the time of a bike purchase and even extended for a period after the sale.
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Old 12-26-17, 05:36 PM
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I did purchase a fender when I bought the bike but I'm not happy with it, its just a strap on the seat post that shifts around a lot. Unfortunately the worker was not very helpful...
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Seeing you've got a Giant, drop into your Giant shop and have a look. My daughter in law uses her bike every day and bought a fantastic set that were essentially full length front and rear (only 'essentially' because they didn't extend in front of the fork) that just clipped onto the fork legs at the front and various parts of the bike at the back. She loved them so much that when someone drove over her bike (with her sitting on it), she bought another set for her new bike.
Clip on 'full length' mudguards, they're out there.
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If you seek fenders, bite the bullet and buy full fenders...once you have them on, they will never come off after you realize the utility of them.

SKS Blumels (inexpensive) and Chromoplastics (more expensive) are the standard for good fenders.

There is much crying and gnashing of teeth on the internet from people who are not mechanically inclined, and believe that fenders should be installed in 5 minutes. None save Honjo (French-style) fenders are more secure.
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I had these on my Giant Escape 2: SKS B53 Commuter 2 Bicycle Fender Set
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I've had Planet Bike Hardcore, with long mudflaps, for a long time! I really. really, like them
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Originally Posted by jimmie65 View Post
I had these on my Giant Escape 2: SKS B53 Commuter 2 Bicycle Fender Set
There's your answer. Somebody who has mounted fenders on the same model bike as yours and is happy with them.

Fenders sound so simple: just buy them and slap them on. Sometimes they really do work that easily but often they don't.
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