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Old 12-10-19, 12:30 PM
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Front fender for bike with shocks.

My trek 7200 has front shocks, tire is 700 x 35. What kind of fender do I need, how is it attached. Thanks for responses.
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You've got three options:

Clip-on fenders - a single mounting bolt on the fork bridge (or to the fork crown). Not too difficult to mount and semi-reasonable protection from spray, although most of this style are to short to keep your feet and ankles completely dry.
Example: https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5020-479/Sodapop-Fenders or https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5049-4...Fender---Front

Frame mount mudguards - a piece of plastic that is attached via zip-ties or O-rings to the down-tube of your bike. Simplest to mount, but really most useful for keeping spray out of your eyes while riding. The least effective mudguard.
Example: https://www.mec.ca/en/product/1807-4...flector-Shield

Full-fenders - a single bolt at the fork bridge and two stays that need to be connected to the lower legs of the for - these may require a bike of futzing around with clamps or something if there are not mounts on your fork. Maybe a pain to install but can give great protection from road spray.
Example: https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5024-7...I-Road-Fenders

There are actually a kind of half-way fender between clip-ons and full fenders, too: https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5009-4...Fenders---35mm
I have less experience with these but they might be a good bet.
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Actually, most of those options, other than this one: https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5049-4...Fender---Front will be difficult, at best, and probably a no-go on a suspension fork.
A lot depends on whether your fork has a mounting hole in the fork bridge. Some do, some dont, and since I don't have a TREK 7200, I can't tell you either way.

It also depends on what kind of coverage you are looking for; Keeping the occasional splash out of your face, or full-to-the-ankles coverage?

There are a number of 'origami' style deflectors https://www.westernbikeworks.com/sea...d=mpj&fcat=cfe for MTBs, that if you use the fork-mounted and the downtube deflectors as a pair, work pretty well for keeping stuff out of your face and off of your shirt. Doesn't keep much off the bike though.
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I’ve been using SKS Shockblades for ages. They are good and solid. They don’t need stays to hold them up and they offer lots of clearance. I also use a grunge guard under the downtube. Here’s what my winter bikes look like.

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My rear fenders are also made of clip-on style fenders.
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Planet Bike Fenders on Trek 7100

took some guesses & filtered down to 5, not sure if link will work

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I have steel cruiser fenders on a full suspension tandem with no lugs or provision for fenders. The forks are 140mm Rockshox Revelation with 15mm thru-axle and don't even have an anchorage in the bridge.

The rear suspension is a multi-link set up, so the seat stays and chain stays move independent of each other.

It was no problem. Simply a case of designing and fabricating suitable custom mounts, I came up with stainless components for the job. This high-power electric bike is a daily workhorse, gets abused hard, and they've proven utterly reliable.

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