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Old 07-11-2011, 02:22 PM   #21001
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I need some fender feedback.

I have SKS on my 'cross. Their black is actually dark brown with black stripes. That'll look like crap on my GF's red/wht/blk 'cross, so I'm looking at alternatives. I like the "sportier" looking flap of the Planet Bike Hardcore Hybrid and Axiom Roadrunner. And, they're black.

In looking at the Axiom brand, specifically the Rainrunner and Roadrunner. I don't understand the price difference. It looks like the flap is the only difference. Am I missing something?

I'm thinking I'll just order the Axiom Roadrunner model direct, as QBP doesn't offer them.

Any general fender thoughts (brands, models, etc)?
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:05 PM   #21002
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It might still make a damn nice bike, but mostly a pavement only affair.
That's probably enough to talk me off the ledge...
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Old 07-12-2011, 04:45 AM   #21003
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I need some fender feedback.

I have SKS on my 'cross. Their black is actually dark brown with black stripes. That'll look like crap on my GF's red/wht/blk 'cross, so I'm looking at alternatives. I like the "sportier" looking flap of the Planet Bike Hardcore Hybrid and Axiom Roadrunner. And, they're black.

In looking at the Axiom brand, specifically the Rainrunner and Roadrunner. I don't understand the price difference. It looks like the flap is the only difference. Am I missing something?

I'm thinking I'll just order the Axiom Roadrunner model direct, as QBP doesn't offer them.

Any general fender thoughts (brands, models, etc)?
If your getting them through QBP look at there Civia fenders. The Wirths or Isles. Nice coverage and a couple of reflective dots on the back of them. If your looking for the most coverage check out Planet Bike Cascadias. I have a pair of the Cascadias on my Waterford and they provide the most amount of coverage with out going to aluminum fenders like Honjos.
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:10 AM   #21004
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A story I've been meaning to post about fenders....

About a month ago, I did a tour with two other guys. While driving to our departure point to meet the 3rd guy- me and the other were discussing equipment and bike setup.

Fenders inevitably came up. The other guy had read in various sources about the danger of something becoming lodged under the fender causing the wheel to wedge solid in turn causing a crash.

"HAHA!", we thought.

"Who would possibly forgo the awesomeness of fenders for such a seemingly minimal risk?"


This, kids- is what we call foreshadowing.

So, a fair amount of our tour was on rail-trail conversions. They rocked, the long flat nature of them and the hard packed limestone surfaces let us really crank up the touring freight train peloton. Speeds in excess of 15mph were achieved! (Fuck you, that's fast on a loaded touring bike! )

Anyway, we're cranking along like this- just flying when all of a sudden there's a sickening thud at the back of the pack.

The aftermath:





Don't know exactly what caused it, but the fender actually got sucked through the fork, around the wheel. The sudden stop was enough to bend the fork and send the rider over the bars.

Injuries were minor, and the bike was functional enough to finish the tour. And thank whatever deity saw fit to have him in the back of the pack just then.

Suffice to say, I'll think long and hard about running fenders on anything but pavement.
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:11 AM   #21005
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I need some fender feedback.

I have SKS on my 'cross. Their black is actually dark brown with black stripes. That'll look like crap on my GF's red/wht/blk 'cross, so I'm looking at alternatives. I like the "sportier" looking flap of the Planet Bike Hardcore Hybrid and Axiom Roadrunner. And, they're black.

In looking at the Axiom brand, specifically the Rainrunner and Roadrunner. I don't understand the price difference. It looks like the flap is the only difference. Am I missing something?

I'm thinking I'll just order the Axiom Roadrunner model direct, as QBP doesn't offer them.

Any general fender thoughts (brands, models, etc)?
looks like the rainrunner has more coverage . Also mentions the rainrunner can be mounted with disks and without eyelets.

I have the cascadias from planet bike on a fargo and a set of honjos on a trek 520. Both work great. Maybe take a look at velo oranges offerings as well.
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:16 AM   #21006
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A story I've been meaning to post about fenders....

About a month ago, I did a tour with two other guys. While driving to our departure point to meet the 3rd guy- me and the other were discussing equipment and bike setup.

Fenders inevitably came up. The other guy had read in various sources about the danger of something becoming lodged under the fender causing the wheel to wedge solid in turn causing a crash.

"HAHA!", we thought.

"Who would possibly forgo the awesomeness of fenders for such a seemingly minimal risk?"


This, kids- is what we call foreshadowing.

So, a fair amount of our tour was on rail-trail conversions. They rocked, the long flat nature of them and the hard packed limestone surfaces let us really crank up the touring freight train peloton. Speeds in excess of 15mph were achieved! (Fuck you, that's fast on a loaded touring bike! )

Anyway, we're cranking along like this- just flying when all of a sudden there's a sickening thud at the back of the pack.

The aftermath:





Don't know exactly what caused it, but the fender actually got sucked through the fork, around the wheel. The sudden stop was enough to bend the fork and send the rider over the bars.

Injuries were minor, and the bike was functional enough to finish the tour. And thank whatever deity saw fit to have him in the back of the pack just then.

Suffice to say, I'll think long and hard about running fenders on anything but pavement.
Most ,if not all, SKS fenders have a little plastic quick release that will make the fender disengage if this happens. I have seen people by pass this little device because they did not know what it was for. I have never seen a documented case of this happening, only heard about it. That is scary.
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:25 AM   #21007
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I'll be racing in Franklin, VA this weekend. Gummee, you going to be in the area?
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:23 AM   #21008
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If your getting them through QBP look at there Civia fenders. The Wirths or Isles. Nice coverage and a couple of reflective dots on the back of them. If your looking for the most coverage check out Planet Bike Cascadias. I have a pair of the Cascadias on my Waterford and they provide the most amount of coverage with out going to aluminum fenders like Honjos.
I looked at them, but, I've not seen any mention of safety releases with them. That's crucial, since we ride a lot of gravel and dirt.

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looks like the rainrunner has more coverage . Also mentions the rainrunner can be mounted with disks and without eyelets.

I have the cascadias from planet bike on a fargo and a set of honjos on a trek 520. Both work great. Maybe take a look at velo oranges offerings as well.
I think I'm going PB. The Axiom brand is Canadian and they have no retail options for the states. QBP doesn't stock what I want.

VO only has metal offerings. Also, I tried ordering from them, about a month ago, and their shopping cart didn't work, they never answered their phone (5 attempts), and they never responded to my e-mail.

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Most ,if not all, SKS fenders have a little plastic quick release that will make the fender disengage if this happens. I have seen people by pass this little device because they did not know what it was for. I have never seen a documented case of this happening, only heard about it. That is scary.
I definitely run mine.
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:11 AM   #21009
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Suffice to say, I'll think long and hard about running fenders on anything but pavement.
Hmmm. I think I'll take the fenders off the Vaya before D2R2 next month.

Maybe I'll just take them off now, and stop pretending to be anything other than the fair-weather rider I am.
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:51 PM   #21010
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I'll be racing in Franklin, VA this weekend. Gummee, you going to be in the area?
WhereTF is Franklin? Not a freaking chance, man. I'm way up in the north by DC

Edited to add: if it were cooler (and I had a running MC) I'd ride down.

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Old 07-13-2011, 07:19 AM   #21011
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Just pulled the trigger on a Kona MajorOne SS CX bike from Bonktown. The price was too good to pass up for $550.
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:01 AM   #21012
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Just pulled the trigger on a Kona MajorOne SS CX bike from Bonktown. The price was too good to pass up for $550.
good job, i was also looking at that, but they dont have my size....
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:31 AM   #21013
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good job, i was also looking at that, but they dont have my size....
They had 56 and 60 left. From the specs on the site, the 56 looks like it will fit, but maybe on the big side for me. I figure if it's too large, I can easily make my money back with cross season coming up here soon.
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:51 AM   #21014
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They had 56 and 60 left. From the specs on the site, the 56 looks like it will fit, but maybe on the big side for me. I figure if it's too large, I can easily make my money back with cross season coming up here soon.
I briefly considered it but 56 was a ways away from fitting.
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:52 AM   #21015
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Just pulled the trigger on a Kona MajorOne SS CX bike from Bonktown. The price was too good to pass up for $550.

You will be very happy with your purchase. Guy I know rode one last year and loved it. Sweet looking bike as well.
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