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Fenders or not to fenders?(4 posts)

Fenders or not to fenders?SolanoKyle
Nov 30, 2003 10:58 AM
I live in Nor Cal, and it has just started getting wet. I was wondering what fenders people were rocking. Are there any that look nicer than those huge touring fenders?(It's a shallow question I know)
Thanks
Side question: Fenders with new Shimano "long reach" brakes?PdxMark
Nov 30, 2003 1:37 PM
Shimano's new long reach brakes are supposed to be fender-compatible, but are they really?
Not for racing ...Gripped
Dec 1, 2003 8:59 AM
I live up the coast a bit (Portland) and have to say ... FENDERS! But not for racing. Fenders are the number one accessory for keeping you dry during the wet winter months. Sometimes, when it is just misting or drizzling, I'll forego a rain jacket when running fenders. Team group rides around here mandate fenders -- or you ride in the back -- to keep spray out of everyone elses face.

A couple of years ago, I rode for a month without fenders. I wouldn't go back for anything. Also, get the fullest covering fenders that you can since road spray will get you more wet than the rain.

YMMV
re: Fenders or not to fenders?wily in pacifica
Dec 1, 2003 1:13 PM
SolanoKyle,

I live in The Bay Area and ride my Ritchey into work most days. I just put the Planet Bike black full fenders on it even thou the frame does not have eyelets.

Sometimes, like this morning, it will be damp out or there will be light rain. The fenders will keep me dry, and better yet, will keep the bike much cleaner.

Willy in Pacifica