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Old 09-10-07, 02:29 PM
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Fender size question...

I just got a commuter with 28mm tires. Should I go with the 35mm SKS P35 or the 45mm P45?

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I run 35mm fenders with my 25mm and 28mm tires. I use the 45mm fenders for 32mm to 38mm tires.
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35mm...I use Freddy Fenders on a lot of my bikes. I just ordered a set of the Hardcore's in yellow for my red expedition tour bike

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I always go a little wider, but that is personal preference and I ride in the rain a lot. If you ever plan to change to wider tires go with the wider fender.
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The limiting factor is the design of your bikes frame, fork, and brakes, not your tires. Many modern frames, forks, and brake calipers have very limited clearance, forcing you to use the smallest fender available.

Trial and error is sometimes the only solution. Your LBS can experiment to see which size fits best. Sadly, some newer roadbikes can't use ANY full coverage fender, due to poor clearances.
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35 works with Schwalbe Marathons which are generously sized, similar to 32mm. If you fit them with about 5mm of clearance they offer complete protection (My bike has plenty of clearance and long drop calipers). Wider fenders just scoop up more air.
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