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    recommend fenders?

    Hey everyone

    Any suggestions for some good fenders for a salsa dos niner with a reba fork?

    Thank you!

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    Whatever fender you choose, skip the recommended installation. Instead, pop a few small holes in the fender, and use zipties to attach it to your fork crown.
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    that sounds like good advice...I"ve lost one in the past that used one of those expanding things...got any picture by chance? thanks...

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    I have cut out the side of a milk carton and zip tied it to the downtube to keep mud and whatnot from being flung into my eyes. Any reason for doing anything more?

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    If you ride as fast as me you need the front fender reaching way out. When you reach plaid, my normal cruising speed, the mud flies up off the front tire and you catch it in the face. The rear fender keeps the stripe off your back. If you never exceed 5mph, you don't need fenders.
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    i use a piece of inner tube stretched from my fork's arch to its crown.
    all mud that is destined for your eyes, flies forward through this gap.
    if you ride in "attack possition", you wont need any thing else unless you are worried about muddy shins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mforness3000
    Hey everyone

    Any suggestions for some good fenders for a salsa dos niner with a reba fork?

    Thank you!

    ~matt f
    I have switched to the new Crud Catcher on most of my bikes. Before I tried this one I was a firm fork-mounted fender supporter.

    Their RaceGuard rear fender is also the best I have used.

    http://www.crudusa.com
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    Crud catchers work great as long as you only ride in straight lines, once you turn the front wheel they become useless. I like the "THE" style fenders, nice and wide and attach solidly. For the back I like the back scratcher style that are fixed angle , the ones with a joint on them just end up sagging down onto the rear wheel. Either type has to be extended a few inches in the back to catch muck off the rear of the tire. In the past I've added a crudcatcher to the back of the seatpost on a hardtail it kept most of the muck off the back of my legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon
    Crud catchers work great as long as you only ride in straight lines, once you turn the front wheel they become useless. I like the "THE" style fenders, nice and wide and attach solidly. For the back I like the back scratcher style that are fixed angle , the ones with a joint on them just end up sagging down onto the rear wheel. Either type has to be extended a few inches in the back to catch muck off the rear of the tire. In the past I've added a crudcatcher to the back of the seatpost on a hardtail it kept most of the muck off the back of my legs.
    The new Crudcatcher works when you turn. Much improved design over past DT splash guards.

    The rear fender is best of class, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    The new Crudcatcher works when you turn. Much improved design over past DT splash guards.

    The rear fender is best of class, too.
    New as in Crudcatcher '09 or new as in not available to the public new?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renovatio
    New as in Crudcatcher '09 or new as in not available to the public new?
    As in the '09
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    Quote Originally Posted by erosive
    i use a piece of inner tube stretched from my fork's arch to its crown.
    all mud that is destined for your eyes, flies forward through this gap.
    if you ride in "attack possition", you wont need any thing else unless you are worried about muddy shins.
    +1. I thought this method was a joke until I tried it...
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    The internet sounds like a tough place to ride.

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    The SKS Shockboard and Shockblade ones are pretty good (fork- and seatpost-mounted QR), although I broke off the rear one during an "involuntary dismount." I've used a few cheaper (Nashbar and Pricepoint house brand) versions, and been pretty disappointed (as in, carrying a muddy, poorly-fitting fender home in my rear jersey pocket).

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    After seeing the Crudcatcher on Shiggy's bike I made my own version out of a scrap off an old office matt, works great. I use an SKS rear fender, I've tried several and they all seem to shift off line during the ride making them pretty useless. Usually I ride without the rear fender, they now call me Brown Butt. I figure I'm gonna get muddy anyway as long as I can keep it outta my eyes I'm good.
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    I find the left front fender off a '67 camaro covers pretty well. It's great for training rides!

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    FYI Crud USA has a 50% off sale right now
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    I just placed an order with Crud for a front and a rear. With shipping it is $25 and change. I'm happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    FYI Crud USA has a 50% off sale right now
    Be sure to grease the bolt threads on the rear fender
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