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what FULL fenders do you prefer?

Old 10-15-11, 10:35 PM
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what FULL fenders do you prefer?

Looking for opinions on full fenders for my road bike.
Which do you like, don't like?
I have some planet bike ones on my cross bike commuter, they are ok, but looking for other ideas, I have read mixed reviews on the PB road variety.
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Old 10-16-11, 12:15 AM
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I have Hondo's on a vintage commuter, but they are more show and clumsy, heavy.

Put SKS fenders on a tourer, they work good for me.
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Old 10-16-11, 12:17 AM
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I have Crud Roadracers MK2s for fenders -- although they're mounted to my singlespeed right now, not my road bike.
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Old 10-16-11, 02:02 PM
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I have been using Crud Roadracers MK2s for two weeks and they are perfect. These new ones have really good coverage.
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Old 10-16-11, 03:26 PM
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Crud RoadRacer Mk2. really outstanding.
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+1 on the Crud Mk2s. They're perfect for road bikes without eyelets. Just make sure you've got enough clearance for a 5mm Allen key under the brakes, fork and behind the seat tube. For bikes built with eyelets and clearance then SKS Chromoplastics/Commuters are fantastic.
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we need some pictures of these fenders!!!
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Crud MK2 fendrs have been fantastic. I have it on one of my bikes and haven't had any issues with it though you have to make sure to check the plastic screws that connect the arms and sections of the fenders because they get loose.
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we need some pictures of these fenders!!!
Some here
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Crud MK2 fendrs have been fantastic. I have it on one of my bikes and haven't had any issues with it though you have to make sure to check the plastic screws that connect the arms and sections of the fenders because they get loose.
Are the MK2s suitable for group rides? i.e. do they keep the spray down for the rider behind? Often fenders require some home-made extensions to provide adequate coverage for group rides.
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Originally Posted by gregf83 View Post
Are the MK2s suitable for group rides? i.e. do they keep the spray down for the rider behind? Often fenders require some home-made extensions to provide adequate coverage for group rides.
The MK2 have extended coverage on the rear fender compared to the first model and it does indeed keep the riders behind you happy. On rainy rides I have been elected the person everyone rides behind because they don't get sprayed. Another nice touch is they extended the coverage on the inner section of the read fender in order to protect the drive train.
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Originally Posted by roadiejorge View Post
The MK2 have extended coverage on the rear fender compared to the first model and it does indeed keep the riders behind you happy. On rainy rides I have been elected the person everyone rides behind because they don't get sprayed. Another nice touch is they extended the coverage on the inner section of the read fender in order to protect the drive train.
Thanks - good to know!
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Fenders on my commuter single speed with the short rear fender tail -- this one sprays up a little bit and isn't suited for group rides, the long rear fender tail is also included when you buy the kit and works very well for full coverage. I love the rear seat-tube section that protects the drivetrain from getting too much grime on it.

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Originally Posted by gregf83 View Post
Are the MK2s suitable for group rides? i.e. do they keep the spray down for the rider behind? Often fenders require some home-made extensions to provide adequate coverage for group rides.
Absolutely not! Now maybe roadiejorge has mounted his differently, but the guy on our team has the Mk2 and he says they are the best. The rest of us think they are the worst. Unless you have a long fairly wide flap, the people behind you are miserable. His hangs low but not low enough and not wide enough either. Could they be modified? I certain of that.

I do like the idea of the front derailleur splash guard, nice touch.

Just my 2 cents from a guy that lives in the Seattle area.
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Originally Posted by Butcher View Post
Absolutely not! Now maybe roadiejorge has mounted his differently, but the guy on our team has the Mk2 and he says they are the best. The rest of us think they are the worst. Unless you have a long fairly wide flap, the people behind you are miserable. His hangs low but not low enough and not wide enough either. Could they be modified? I certain of that.

I do like the idea of the front derailleur splash guard, nice touch.

Just my 2 cents from a guy that lives in the Seattle area.
Are you guys sure he has the long & wide extension on and not the short one like I do in the picture above? The other tail piece is considerably wider and extends beyond the bottom half of the wheel.
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I've used SKS fenders for years. They're inexpensive, and work well. Not the lightest, but when you're riding a 30+ pound commuter, it's not noticeable.
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I had the new version of the Crud's for my bike and my Gf's

they were a total PIA for us.. every time I transported the bike I had to remove them.... I lost one rear fender from having my bike on my rack. I tried working with CRUD and the candian rep and never received my replacements and eventually gave up after being told they were sent out multiple times and never receiving them.

after transporting the bikes I'd have to instal them and "tune" them pre-ride. Sometimes this was quick sometimes the fenders would be a bit bent and required lots of tweaking.

so I'm going to buy fell metal fenders this season so I can set them and forget them
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Originally Posted by Smallguy View Post
I had the new version of the Crud's for my bike and my Gf's

they were a total PIA for us.. every time I transported the bike I had to remove them.... I lost one rear fender from having my bike on my rack. I tried working with CRUD and the candian rep and never received my replacements and eventually gave up after being told they were sent out multiple times and never receiving them.

after transporting the bikes I'd have to instal them and "tune" them pre-ride. Sometimes this was quick sometimes the fenders would be a bit bent and required lots of tweaking.

so I'm going to buy fell metal fenders this season so I can set them and forget them
Why did you need to remove them when moving your bike?
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Originally Posted by gregf83 View Post
Why did you need to remove them when moving your bike?

I have hitch rack and the first time I used my fenders i lost the rear tail on the drive home(had to drive to this ride) The fenders worked ok once setup if i was leaving form my apt but if I had to get away from the snow I had issues.

I contacted Crud and was told they should not be on when transporting on a vehicle if you are going fast
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Originally Posted by Butcher View Post
Absolutely not! Now maybe roadiejorge has mounted his differently, but the guy on our team has the Mk2 and he says they are the best. The rest of us think they are the worst. Unless you have a long fairly wide flap, the people behind you are miserable. His hangs low but not low enough and not wide enough either. Could they be modified? I certain of that.

I do like the idea of the front derailleur splash guard, nice touch.

Just my 2 cents from a guy that lives in the Seattle area.
This^^. Fellow Northwesterner here. You're going to need a "Buddy Flap".
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Originally Posted by Smallguy View Post
I have hitch rack and the first time I used my fenders i lost the rear tail on the drive home(had to drive to this ride) The fenders worked ok once setup if i was leaving form my apt but if I had to get away from the snow I had issues.

I contacted Crud and was told they should not be on when transporting on a vehicle if you are going fast
Can you put a nut and bolt through the two pieces and make them permanent?
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Old 10-18-11, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by mutantdunk View Post
Can you put a nut and bolt through the two pieces and make them permanent?
possibly but I gave up and will be getting full metal fenders

winter rides for me are base miles so the extra weight is fine by me. I just want something I will not have to mess with almost every ride and I can leave on when ,my bike is on the trainer etc.... set up and forget about.

to much hassle for me
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Originally Posted by FrenchFit View Post
I have Hondo's on a vintage commuter, but they are more show and clumsy, heavy.

Put SKS fenders on a tourer, they work good for me.
I beg to differ. After running various plastic fenders for (literally) decades, I've put aluminum fenders (Honjo (NOT "Hondo"), and Velo-Orange) on my bikes. The difference is like night and day: the aluminum fenders are stiffer, stronger, quieter (when installed correctly) and LIGHTER than the plastic ones. One possible disadvantage: aluminum fenders are pretty much intended to be a PERMANENT feature on your bike. If you're going to mess around with pulling them off every spring and putting them back on in the fall, stick with plastic. And you need to pay attention to what you're doing on the install - else-wise they'll rattle, rub on your tires and look awful (just like plastic fenders).

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