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Old 12-11-18, 05:50 PM
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SKS Beavertail Fenders?

I've started putting together (rolled out the dents and scraped and primered the rust) a single speed mountain bike with studded tires. Its a a '90's vintage DiamondBack, and the tires are studded marathons. The bike is just going to be used for bombing around on the marginally maintained roads to get some exercise. Most of my bikes have sks or planet bike full coverage fenders, but I'm wondering if SKS Beaver tails would be sufficient for this rig or should I just spend the extra cash for "real" fenders? I expect to see a fair amount of salty slush, which is why I'm going with a single speed this year.
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fwiw - weighing that decision for myself, always leads to regular fenders
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A link to help you make up your own mind ... https://www.sks-germany.com/en/produ...tail-xl-set-2/

I too have regular Permanent Strut stabilized mudguards ..
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I've started putting together (rolled out the dents and scraped and primered the rust) a single speed mountain bike with studded tires. Its a a '90's vintage DiamondBack, and the tires are studded marathons. The bike is just going to be used for bombing around on the marginally maintained roads to get some exercise. Most of my bikes have sks or planet bike full coverage fenders, but I'm wondering if SKS Beaver tails would be sufficient for this rig or should I just spend the extra cash for "real" fenders? I expect to see a fair amount of salty slush, which is why I'm going with a single speed this year.
Iíve had issues with close fitting fenders and snow in the past. Snow packed into fenders will make the going slow or the going no, depending on how much snow is packed in the fenders. My winter bikes have fenders that have no stays and plent of room around the fenders so that snow doesnít pack into it.

The fender not the Moots below uses a Beaver Tail for the bottom section at the chain stay. The Moots is also the bike that I use studded tires on when I need them so it needs even more clearance.

IMG_2203 by Stuart Black, on Flickr

On the Dean below, I actually had a braze-on added for the fender at the mid point on the seat tube. I also added a water bottle mount below the down tube so that I could mount the Gut Guard on it.

DSCN0635 by Stuart Black, on Flickr

Hereís a close up of how the fenders are pieced together

DSCN0372 by Stuart Black, on Flickr
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