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Old 10-30-11, 07:33 AM
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SKS Longboard Fender and 40mm tires?

I ordered up my new Long Haul Trucker yesterday, but I haven't figured out the tires and fenders yet. For tires I'm going with Schwalbe Marathon Dureme's, but I can't decide between 35mm and 40mm widths yet. I was initially thinking of 35mm, but I've recently been recommended the 40mm due to my weight. Of course this brings up an issue with the fenders I've been planning on getting. I wanted the SKS Longboards, which are 45mm wide. They don't list on their site how wide of a tire it can fit, but the other 45mm's SKS makes list up to 38mm. Will this fender not work with 40mm tires? Or will I be ok with 35mm tires?
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Old 10-30-11, 07:58 AM
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I ride with a 28 on the front and a 40 on the rear.

I have SKS fenders and they work well with 40's.
I don't know the size as they were given to me.

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Old 10-30-11, 08:06 AM
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I can't remember where I saw it but I believe it was on the Niagaracycle website. Anyway, I read it's max. 35mm.

I suppose in it does depend on the style of fenders. I know those Longboard fenders look nice though in beige color.
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Old 10-30-11, 10:05 AM
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Given the built in tire clearance on the LHT,I would guess that 40mm will work. You will still have a lot of vertical clearance and the SKS fenders are highly adjustable.

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Old 10-30-11, 10:20 AM
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I forgot to mention, I have some Axiom Rainrunner plus disc fenders and they say max. 42mm but I did fit some 45mm tires under. The thing is, if I attempt any sort of trail riding where I'm really "bumping around", I can hear the tires for whatever reason hitting the fenders. The fenders were really installed at the max. I mean they were at the very end of the "rods" that attach them. This was on fenders though that had those "rods" on the sides farther away from the fender.
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Old 10-30-11, 11:15 AM
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I found a picturw of my LHT, it had 52mm fenders but there was oodles of vertical clearance with 38mm conti contacts.


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Old 10-31-11, 01:21 AM
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G'day

I don't SKS Longboards fitted to my Surly, but I do have SKS Chromoplastic P50 mudguards fitted. The P50 fit 700c 38 – 45 mm. Hope that helps.

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Even if you get the 700x40 tires mounted properly under the Longboard fenders, you may not have quite enough coverage to the sides.

I have the Planet Bike Cascadia 29er fenders over my 700x42 tires on my LHT. Works great, looks mean.

Oh, I've also discovered that the 700x47 tires will not quite fit with fenders.
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I run the longboards on an LHT with 700x35's - works fine and there's lots of vertical clearance available but my feeling is that, like dcrowell says, they might not cover water coming off the sides of the tires if they were any wider than 35.

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Old 11-01-11, 11:44 AM
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Schwalbe tires nominal widths are generally wider than actual. I measure the folding version of the Dureme 700 x 40 at 35mm. Mounted on a LHT fork with the Longboard fenders, they look like this.

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Old 11-02-11, 05:52 AM
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You did not list your weight. I weigh 235 and run an LHT with Schwalbe 700 x 42 tires. For heavy loaded touring, the big size is definitely the way to go. I've run 700 x 35 also. I have to run higher pressure in the 35s for the load and it rides harsher.

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Old 11-02-11, 08:26 AM
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I partially mounted up a set of SKS P45s before seeing that they'd be too narrow for Tour Ride 700 x 42s. OTOH, P50s, while huge, were perfect.
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I used SKS 50s on my 700x42 as well. They are not nearly as long as the longboard fenders, which are too narrow for these tires. I had to add homemade fender flaps to get the coverage I wanted but the big fenders do the job really well for these tires.
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Originally Posted by Bike Hermit View Post
Schwalbe tires nominal widths are generally wider than actual. I measure the folding version of the Dureme 700 x 40 at 35mm. Mounted on a LHT fork with the Longboard fenders, they look like this.

Sorry for bumping a really old thread, but are the SKS fenders above the P45 or P50? I'm debating between the Schwalbe Mondial 35 (37x622) or 40 (42x622) and can't decide which of these fenders would work best. My bike will accept 50mm fenders.
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Originally Posted by Mithrandir View Post
I ordered up my new Long Haul Trucker yesterday, but I haven't figured out the tires and fenders yet. For tires I'm going with Schwalbe Marathon Dureme's, but I can't decide between 35mm and 40mm widths yet. I was initially thinking of 35mm, but I've recently been recommended the 40mm due to my weight. Of course this brings up an issue with the fenders I've been planning on getting. I wanted the SKS Longboards, which are 45mm wide. They don't list on their site how wide of a tire it can fit, but the other 45mm's SKS makes list up to 38mm. Will this fender not work with 40mm tires? Or will I be ok with 35mm tires?
I've just recently fitted Velo Orange stainless steel fenders to my Surly Long Haul trucker. I done a lot of research, and in a nutshell, you need to fit fenders that are at least 10mm wider than the widest tire that you will fit. There also has to be a 20mm clearance from the top of the tyres to the top of the fenders when they are fitted.

My surly has 26 inch wheels and the widest stainless steel fenders that I could find at local bike shops are 60mm wide. (there are some SKS ones that would fit and that are 65mm wide, but I wanted stainless)

So I will be able to fit 50mm wide tyres with my fenders. I currently use thinner tyres, and it looks good with the 60mm wide fenders.

In winter, I may decide to use wider tyres, and some say that the Compass Rat trap tyres (54mm wide) will fit fine. If not, I will go with Schwalbe Supreme in 50mm wide
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Old 04-21-16, 03:53 PM
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I put these on my Vaya w/40mm MSO xplore



https://www.amazon.com/SKS-Commuter-B...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

mudflaps...

https://www.amazon.com/SKS-X-Long-Chr...ilpage_o05_s00

I have a set of Cascadia ALX fenders that I'm thinking will go on CL

Cascadia ALX 700 Wide

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Old 04-23-16, 05:50 PM
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My SKS 45 mm Longboards work fine with my 38-40 mm Schwalbes. I'd prefer a wider fender, but that's the widest 700c fender I can get in that length. SKS makes a 55 (or 50?) mm Longboard, but they aren't as long, and the front fender length is what makes the Longboards such great fenders.
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Old 04-23-16, 07:36 PM
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SKS Longboards on a Specialized RockHopper with 1.75in tires (approx. 42mm)
https://goo.gl/photos/dWY7zbBkWffWgky26
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