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Old 2010-12-03, 11:56 AM   #1
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What fender are you using?

I've seen some references to Topeak Defender as a good choice. Any others that I've missed? Has anyone adapted a front fender designed to insert into the bottom hole of a bike's fork stem? I'm on a 36" Nightrider. Thanks.
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Old 2010-12-03, 01:35 PM   #2
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I have de same concern and Geoff from Australia recommand me to use a Zefal Swan Plus to be fitted on the seat post or directly on the frame (this fender is compatible up to 32mm).

http://www.zefal.com/zefal/produit.p...29a318c5efd29a


This fender has 2 joints to be adjusted close to the tire
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Old 2010-12-03, 03:33 PM   #3
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SKS X Blade MTB Mudguard
http://www.evanscycles.com/products/...guard-ec005804


Perfect for my 26" and 29". Simple to attach and detach from the seat post (no tools needed), easy to adjust, durable. Don't know how well it works for larger wheels though, when I bought my X Blade it was specified for 26"-29" (and works well with wide tires).
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Old 2010-12-03, 07:14 PM   #4
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Zefal XXT Rear Mudguard on the 29"



Nice and wide, stops all the muck but does not follow the contour of the wheel, I have not found this to be an issue. Withstands UPDs by folding up or detatching itself on rough UPDs (not sure if its meant to do that )
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Old 2010-12-06, 04:24 AM   #5
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Thanks for the input. They all look pretty similar - seatpost mount for easy on, easy off.
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Old 2010-12-06, 04:44 AM   #6
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I'm pretty sure you attach these to the seat *tube*, not seat post, unless it's for a bike.

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Old 2010-12-06, 11:35 AM   #7
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Good point. I was using the term loosely to simply mean "that vertical thingy that attaches the seat to the wheel part" Thanks for including the pic - that looks like a nice fender. I'll visit the LBS this week, as the snow here has been frozen at night and sloppy wet during the day.
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Old 2010-12-06, 08:42 PM   #8
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I chose a model with as few joints as possible in the hopes that it would survive riding (read: UPDs) longer. It doesn´t follow the contour of the wheel at all but seems to do its job in terms of keeping my lower back free from mud.

The name of the fender is SKS X Tra Dry X3
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Old 2010-12-06, 10:26 PM   #9
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.... Has anyone adapted a front fender designed to insert into the bottom hole of a bike's fork stem?...
I have done this and posted images on this page

http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/sho...=83212&page=12

I have set the front mudguard (fender) close enough to the tyre to catch stones and knock them out of the tread on each revolution of the wheel. Its seems to work before the stones have time to be pushed deeper into the tread. Bicycles used to have stone catchers like a wire framework - dont know if they are still available.
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Old 2013-08-22, 05:55 AM   #11
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There are generic fenders for bicycles that can be fitted to most bicycle frames. These closed and head to the road spray up the wheels, enabling the pilot to remain relatively clean. They are relatively rare in the car-dependent countries, bicycles speaks English, such as bicycles these countries is generally oriented to sports, where the minimum distance from the tire tubes and the body defenses, or only clement mounted on circumstances, although there are guards that are designed to be attached to the seat post.
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Old 2013-08-22, 02:04 PM   #12
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When I owned a Nighrider I skipped the bracket and just mounted the corrugated plastic to the twin hoops via cable ties. The current owner of that uni is still using it 5 years later.
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Old 2013-08-22, 03:14 PM   #13
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The post that resurrected this thread seems suspicious but whatever. I've been using a Zefal Deflector RM 60 for over a year. It goes on and off without tools but stays on my 36er full time. It's has a single adjustment pivot so it's flexible enough to fit the wheel closely but not so much as to be flimsy. It is sturdy and holds its position while riding, yet will move if it hits the ground so as not to break.

In the 15 months I've ridden with it, it's kept me drier and cleaner and whether riding on or off-road hasn't needed any attention other than the occasional quick re-adjustment after a UPD.

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Old 2013-08-22, 03:22 PM   #14
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The post that resurrected this thread seems suspicious but whatever.
But I was already curious about this so it's actually kind of nice.

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The post that resurrected this thread seems suspicious but whatever. I've been using a Zefal Deflector RM 60 for over a year. It goes on and off without tools but stays on my 36er full time. It's has a single adjustment pivot so it's flexible enough to fit the wheel closely but not so much as to be flimsy. It is sturdy and holds its position while riding, yet will move if it hits the ground so as not to break.
That looks pretty nice and it's cheap (~20), if I ever get a fender, this one is a likely candidate.
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Old 2013-08-22, 05:41 PM   #15
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But I was already curious about this so it's actually kind of nice.

That looks pretty nice and it's cheap (~20), if I ever get a fender, this one is a likely candidate.
unigoat's is cool. I always love good ghetto mods. And pretty soon there will be tons of raw materials showing up on the side of the road here in the US. Hmm, I bet this corregated plastic would work pretty well for lining rock beds as well.
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