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Front fender questions(2 posts)

Front fender questionsvibiker
Feb 5, 2004 9:19 AM
Does a front fender that only extends to the vertical line of the axle truely protect?

If not, does anyone make a fuller front fender?

Thanks
re: Front fender questionswily in pacifica
Feb 5, 2004 10:12 AM
Most of the spray that would hit you comes off the loser portion of the tire that is partially blocked by the down tube. The front of the fender, in front of the fork, will do a fine job protecting you from the spray unless you are really moving. Then it may come back to hit you as on long downhills where you get up in speed.

I have seen people actually put a full rear fender on the front which is a bit overkill.

I ride to work most mornings and the real beauty of the fenders is keeping my bike 10 times cleaner then without fenders. Keeps my downtube, BB, seattube, brakes, etc much cleaner so I am not whiping it down each evening.

Willy