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Old 04-01-09, 10:54 AM   #1
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Mtn Bike w/ full coverage fenders? (Boooooo)

I am old fat dude looking for a mtn bike style bike to ride on mostly pavement with some light off-road trail riding with my kid. Prefer a more upright riding position than a racing position. I'll take the least expensive bike that will meet my needs. No luck finding anything used around my area lately.

Since I'm old and no fun anymore, I do not care for getting muddy, dirty, etc. Is there any mtn bikes that take a full coverage set of fenders? Would this require a certain type of front fork?

To be even more uncool, I would like a rear rack. I prefer the racks that are NOT mounted on the seatpost. So, fenders and rear rack co-existing at the same time.

Does such a bike exist?
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The front fender can be resolved a few different ways for almost any bike. I use a small fender that attaches to the down tube with straps, but I don't mind some debris, just try to keep it down, here's an example Fuller coverage can be accomplished with a fender that mounts underneath the crown of the fork, and while some forks don't cooperate, it can often be accomplished easily enough with most, here's an example You might just look through aebike's fender section for a few ideas.

There are better fenders if the bike frame and fork have specific rack and fender mounts, but that is a bike these days that's more on the hybrid/commuter side of things rather than mountain biking, so you might want to look at other forum boards as well for those...good luck in your search.
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