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    Fenders for a Carve Comp.. How to know

    Hi I am wanting to put some fenders on my bike after a very fun ride on a muddy single track last night.

    How do I know what size/style to get? Any recommendations?

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    It depends on the bike you have, and the fenders you want to put on. I just put a set on my hardtail GT Friday, but I'm running skinny street tires. I don't think they would work with big knobbies, or have enough coverage/clearance.

    My wife's bike has a set of easy to put on SKS MTB fenders, but they are far from full coverage. They would be very hard to pack full of mud, where mine would load up pretty bad in the mud we have around here.

    I even whipped up a custom made leather mud flap for my front one Saturday morning:Fenders for a Carve Comp.. How to know-k2-mud-flap.jpg

    If you have a hardtail with a rigid fork it will be much easier, especially if you have fork eyelets. Rear on a hardtail should be pretty straight forward.

    Here's the wife's set up:
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    I have a set of SKS fenders that I clip on my bike on wet days, this X-Blade for the rear wheel and this X-Board downtube fender for the front. They're pretty easy to put on and take off, so I only put them on when I'm really going to need them. I find the rear fender to be more effective than the front. The front fender will block the spray from flying up to your face and chest, but you'll still get muddy from the knees down.
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    Thanks for the replies guys! Jjaguar, what is your bike?

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    You can also check out the Mucky Nutz Bender Fender which is what I use. It straps onto your fork and it works well enough. It detaches quick and cleans easily as well. It also works on the back as well. Probably not going to block as much mud as a full fender though.

    Mucky Nutz Bender Fender 2.0 - Ride More Bikes

    My bike with the front fender

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    just purchased some shockwave II front and back fenders thanks to your recommendations and pics. They get here tomorrow I can't wait! Thanks guys!

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    My bike is a Cannondale Trail SL2, here it is with the fenders mounted:

    Fenders for a Carve Comp.. How to know-img_20140828_175713-small-.jpg
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