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New Crud Roadracer Mk2 Mudguards

Old 10-20-10, 08:37 PM
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Distributed by Norco in Canada (I think?) the local Norco dealer has them here in Victoria. I got mine from Wiggle.co.uk - bought more than 85 bucks and got free shipping and no VAT, duty or HST and were here in less than a week
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Old 10-20-10, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by asharx View Post
Those look ideal for me. Does anyone know where I can get them in Canada?
As mentioned before, order from ProBikeKit. Use the coupon code CANRBR to get 5% off... my own set arrived last week (I'm in Vancouver) and they're all mounted up and ready to go!

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Old 10-21-10, 06:04 PM
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I was on the fence about these but this post inspired me to order a set...and Yes i ordered from PBK.
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Old 10-21-10, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by roadiejorge View Post
I'm using the SKS Raceblade but I'm really tempted to try the Mr Crud fenders but the only thing is I'd like to remove them for the dry days and not relegate one of my bikes just for rain duty....hmm.
Is there an advantage over the Raceblades?
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Old 10-21-10, 06:32 PM
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Got these off e-bay, shipped to Canada. It's been a somewhat dry fall, but of the handful of long, wet, rides I've used them on, they're superb.
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Old 10-21-10, 08:45 PM
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They are quite tight with 25mm tires (?)

I put a pair on my Specialized Roubaix Elite which has Continental GP4000 25 tires. I had to cut the rear fender - it simply could not fit between the brake and the tire. But I managed to mount the two halves acceptably. Observations:
  1. The front clears but it is very close - the tires rubbed very noticeably when I rode down a freshly paved (blacktop) road (the tire crown looked like it had a very small amount of black sand sprinkled on it).
  2. Both fenders are very sensitive to the fore/aft adjustment on the struts. The strut mounting portion of both fenders tend to rub on the tire sidewall.
  3. The second day I heard and felt something as I was going up a steep hill - I guess a small twig (I didn't see anything unusual, but it is fall in NE) whipped up between the tire and the back edge of the front fender. It dislodged one of the struts and broke off the bottom of the fender just below the strut mounts.
  4. I used one of my own zip ties to mount the rear fender and it turned out to be too weak or brittle. It broke, allowing the back portion of the rear fender (remember I had to cut the rear fender) to jam between the tire and brake.

Despite the above, I think they are very good, but they seem to me to be marginal for 25mm tires. I bought them from PBK and I was pleased with their service. But if my bike had sufficient clearance I would mount "real" fenders.
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Old 07-21-11, 11:57 AM
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Sorry to revive an old thread, but I just noticed these are on as the Deal of the Day at PBK. 25% off.
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Old 10-03-11, 11:03 PM
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Received mine today from PBK and mounted on my Cento1 to replace some raceblades that did nothing for me on Saturday's rainy ride. No problems installing and I'm looking forward to seeing how well they work.
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Old 10-03-11, 11:31 PM
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They work very well, i have a pair from chainreactioncycle, no trouble for shipping to canada, got them installed on a pinarello veneto and they cover me very well in rain. They are very sensitive to adjustment and because i am small 5'8'', my bike have a bit of toe overlap and that mean at lights and slow speed turn i can hit the front fender with my foot. And the front fender wont cover your feet from water when you roll over a water pond. Other than, they are very well made.

Or you could justify it by simply saying that pro use them on their training bike.
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Old 10-04-11, 01:20 AM
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How are these with cantilever brakes?
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Old 10-04-11, 01:40 AM
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I've had them for one winter season in sunny SoCal. Rode them twice in the rain and they work really well.
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Old 10-04-11, 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by sjmartin View Post
How are these with cantilever brakes?
if you've got canti brakes, then you almost certainly have room for fenders that are less of a pain to deal with.
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Old 10-04-11, 07:54 AM
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What about with Campy Chorus brakes? Will anything designed for eyelets fit better?
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Old 10-04-11, 08:03 AM
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These don't fit under my SRAM Red brakes, oh well. They've been moved to the single-speed.
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Old 10-04-11, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by garciawork View Post
What about with Campy Chorus brakes? Will anything designed for eyelets fit better?
The original version works fine with my Campagnolo skeleton brakes. I glued a little rubber block onto the fender where the cable tie goes through to make it fit better, but that's probably not really necessary. And there's a thin shim under the fender front wheel extension, to raise it up slightly.

The fenders really work, but they have very little clearance, so it takes a while to get them adjusted just right. I can put them on pretty quickly now. I use a disposable small cable tie instead of the supplied "reusable" ones. It helps to have the bike on a repair stand so the wheels can be spun to listen for rubbing sounds, and I have to undo the quick releases and drop the wheel down to fit the fender through under the brakes.
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Old 10-06-11, 01:04 PM
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Alright, got a chance to test these freshly mounted babies out yesterday afternoon on a short ride. I am impressed! I had a set of Race Blades that did nothing but keep crap off my back. The Cruds actually provide some serious coverage, keeping my drivetrain clean.

While they're not as easy to get on and off as the Race Blades, for ****ty Seattle weather they are the way to go for winter riding!
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