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Old 05-24-12, 01:46 PM
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fender confusion

I have 28" 700C tires on my double cross, and I'm not sure what fenders to get. I really do want pinks ones, options for those are 37mm and 45mm. I have some people telling me the large size will look silly, other people telling me fenders should be at least 10mm larger than your tire. Who should I listen too?
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I'd guess a fender needs to be a little bit wider than the tire to do its job, but I don't know what that number is, if it's 10mm or what.

Consulting the Planet Bike website, they say, for example, that their 45mm Hardcore Hybrids fit up to 700c x 35. I run the same fenders over 700c x 28, and never had the notion they were too big, although PB also states their 35mm width fenders will take up to a 700 x 28.
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I just put 50mm fenders on a 37mm tire and they look great!

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The rule of thumb is 10mm wider than the tire, however that is not mandatory, you can run what you want. I have some that are a whole lot wider than the tire, because I went to a narrower tire. I have others where the fender is on the narrow side for the width of tire I am running, only down side is in sloppy conditions I get more mud and grit on the bike than I would if the fender were wider.

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... I have some people telling me the large size will look silly...
The last thing in the world you should worry about, the absolute last, is how other people think your bike looks.
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Old 05-28-12, 12:42 AM
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I had the same problem when deciding on what PB bike fenders I should use on my 28 tires. I discovered that when in doubt, pick the larger size. If you go too narrow, it will be a pain adjusting the fenders so they align perfectly to prevent tire rub.
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Go with the larger size, 10mm over tire width is the rule of thumb if you want to stay dry
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Thanks, I'll go with the larger size.
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Pink ones ? Have them painted before you install them..
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Pink ones ? Have them painted before you install them..
Never seen Pink...but I sure like my yellow ones!

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