Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
Reload this Page >

SKS X-tra Dry quick release fender

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

SKS X-tra Dry quick release fender

Old 08-11-06, 09:39 AM
  #1  
Joshua88
Ridin' Milwaukee
Thread Starter
 
Joshua88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 44

Bikes: 59 cm Soma Rush 08

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
SKS X-tra Dry quick release fender

I planned on getting one of these, and I was wondering if anyone had one and would recomend it. I'm just sick of riding in the rain, and then having a wet stripe up my back. I'm sure you all know what I'm talking about. Because I use my bike as my main sorce of transportation, I cannot avoid rain to easily. Thanks in advance.

Joshua88 is offline  
Old 08-11-06, 10:22 AM
  #2  
mcatano
Crapzeit!
 
mcatano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 2,553
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Is that the model with a velcro release strap on it?

In any case, all of those clip on plastic fenders are generally equal in their effectiveness. I would humbly suggest buying the cheapest one you can find or just make your own out of an old election sign or 2L pop bottle or what have you. There really won't be any significant improvement or differences in performance until you jump into full, eyelet-mount fenders (or the non-eyelet mounting equivalents, ie, honjos, raceblades, etc...). Planet Bike makes reasonably nice bike accessories at affordable prices and donates a portion of their profits to bike advocacy groups. Maybe check out what they have to offer?
__________________
mcatano is offline  
Old 08-11-06, 10:44 AM
  #3  
srsly
the greatest swindle
 
srsly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 396

Bikes: beater single-speed

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
guys at my office use em, seems to keep the rain off your back so i picked one up at performance for like 10-15 bucks. hasn't rained yet but it looks like it covers the tire pretty well. i got this one as opposed to other ones because i liked the clamp; it lookedl ike it wouldn't scratch stuff up, and it doesn't, so i'm happy with it.
srsly is offline  
Old 08-11-06, 10:48 AM
  #4  
bldzr
www.messnyc.net
 
bldzr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Crooklyn, NY
Posts: 174
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
it's the only type I use. tip top. prevents "messenger butt"
bldzr is offline  
Old 08-11-06, 11:12 AM
  #5  
GirlAnachronism
Bulldozer
 
GirlAnachronism's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: NYC
Posts: 2,846
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
One of my former roommates used one of those for quite a while...then it got stolen and he rigged up a really ugly coat-hanger/duct tape/plastic contraption. Both seemed to work just fine.
GirlAnachronism is offline  
Old 08-11-06, 11:23 AM
  #6  
1fluffhead
Senior Member
 
1fluffhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: baltimore
Posts: 1,663

Bikes: Pake Track; Bianchi XL EV2 El Reparto Corse, Kona Jake the Snake

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have been using it for a while and it works great. Just make sure you keep it closer to the tire ~ 1-3 inches works best. I also use a zip tie following the orange cloth that goes around the seatpost. I found that it helps from slipping.
1fluffhead is offline  
Old 08-11-06, 11:30 AM
  #7  
nayr497
Senior Member
 
nayr497's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Nilbog
Posts: 1,670

Bikes: How'd I get this many?

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 72 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I use that same one and have for around three years. A great product - does its job and is well made. I like that it is detachable too, so that I can bring it in when I'm worried it might get stolen and also easily take it off on days when it's not raining. I'd definitely recommend it.

Hey fluffhead...if it is slipping have you tried turning the little bolt on the side? It takes an allyn wrench and if you give it a few turns, tightens up the snap/bracket so that it shouldn't slip. Sorry if you already knew this, but thought I'd try and help you out if you didn't.
nayr497 is offline  
Old 08-11-06, 11:40 AM
  #8  
imfastareyou
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I've got one as well, prevents the 'skunk stripe' nicely, and for $10 you can't argue.
imfastareyou is offline  
Old 08-11-06, 11:44 AM
  #9  
keevohn
laterally compliant
 
keevohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: PGH
Posts: 728
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I've had one for about three years, and it certainly does its job. I've found it works well to mount it on the seat tube, rather than the seatpost, and snake it through the chainstays. This obviously works better on larger frames.

However, I've had the rubber grippy dots on the orange cloth piece transfer to my frame in hot weather. Just sayin'.
keevohn is offline  
Old 08-11-06, 11:49 AM
  #10  
1fluffhead
Senior Member
 
1fluffhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: baltimore
Posts: 1,663

Bikes: Pake Track; Bianchi XL EV2 El Reparto Corse, Kona Jake the Snake

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by nayr497
Hey fluffhead...if it is slipping have you tried turning the little bolt on the side? It takes an allyn wrench and if you give it a few turns, tightens up the snap/bracket so that it shouldn't slip. Sorry if you already knew this, but thought I'd try and help you out if you didn't.

Yeah I have tighten down, but I have no little rubber dots left on the inside of the orange strips. They have worn out/disappeared over time. I don't keep the fender on my ride unless I know it is going to rain, otherwise it sits in my closet. Thanks for the tip anyways
1fluffhead is offline  
Old 08-11-06, 11:59 AM
  #11  
noriel
Honking drivers see you
 
noriel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 377

Bikes: Fuji Track, KHS Witch Doctor, Balance AL 750, Tank Mod Trials Bike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I use one of these:

Avenir QR Porta Fender. It's collapsible, has a nylon strap/quick release, and you can find it for around $20.
noriel is offline  
Old 08-11-06, 12:37 PM
  #12  
calculus
coventry rat
 
calculus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: cleveland
Posts: 294

Bikes: gitane criterium bernard hinault beast, bmc streetfire

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
that looks like a dragon fly or some kinda bug... i want it!
calculus is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.