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SKS RaceBlade Road Fenders(3 posts)

SKS RaceBlade Road Fendersgtx
Sep 10, 2003 10:13 AM
Anyone buy these yet? If so, what do you think? I'm trying to figure out if they need to be able to fit UNDER the rear brake caliper. I have no room there on my Merckx--the rear brake bridge is too low. I probably have room for the fenders to run under my fork and front brake caliper if necessary. I called Colorado Cyclist but they weren't able to answer this question and it's hard to tell from this photo. (I suppose this isn't somethng a Dremel tool couldn't fix, but I'd rather not have to hack up $50 fenders)
re: SKS RaceBlade Road FendersBriton
Sep 10, 2003 2:07 PM
I have had mine just over a month. They sit in front of the caliper and will not need to be trimmed. The fender itself slides back and forth in the mounting bracket, until fixed with a small screw (supplied but you have to drill a hole). This should make it possible to adjust the fit to the dimensions and geometry of your bike. I have had mine on both my Trek 5200 and Bianchi Pista. They stay in place, once adjusted, and do a surprisingly good job of keeping my back and feet dry. We had a particularly wet summer. The only complaint I have is that the plastic feet that attach to the frame are not well padded and have scratched the rear seat stays on both bikes. The front fork attachment also seems to fall exactly where most cyclo-computer speed sensors are mounted, which adds to the challenge of adjusting the front fender. They are not bad when one considers that the other options for a bike with no clearance provide such poor protection, but the cost still seems high.
thanks!gtx
Sep 10, 2003 2:18 PM
turns out my LBS finally got some in stock so I'm gonna go check them out. Good to know about the potential for scratches--I'll probably wrap some electrical tape around the stays.