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    Best rear fender for dropper post

    I have an SKS X3 fender that works great for a fixed post, but I can't really use it with my dropper because it has to mount below the dropper stanchion, which results in massive rear wheel contact when the rear triangle compresses. Brrrrap!

    So I think I need a different style fender that either has dropper-friendly geometry, or even better, one that mounts to the rear triangle in some easy-on/easy-off way. Bike is a '10 Enduro.
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    Ask Borneo, I am sure he has worked through this dilemma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimba View Post
    Ask Borneo, I am sure he has worked through this dilemma.


    BP, you just need one with two adjustment points. I have the SKS Grand MOM, but the X-Blade or anything like it will work.

    Or, something with a short enough arm, like the Crud rear, might work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimba View Post
    Ask Borneo, I am sure he has worked through this dilemma.
    So Jim, now I know how you got your red rep
    Post a pic of one of your bikes with some dirt on it and I'll give you some rep points

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    Quote Originally Posted by slop View Post
    So Jim, now I know how you got your red rep
    Post a pic of one of your bikes with some dirt on it and I'll give you some rep points
    this should be worth a few points right?


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    Done. You need a fender...and a dropper.

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    Laughing too hard to get a real response from......

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    The SKS X-blade is the only fender I found that works on my full suspension bike with a dropper post.

    I use to be anti-fender, but since I ride 2 days a week no matter the weather, I got tired of being soaked and changing after each ride just to get into the car. I dont care if the bike gets all muddy or whatever. I just prefer a little less mud on the backside.

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    On a more serious note, anyone have real luck with the old tube front mud catcher between the sanchions thingy? Even with a SKS front fender, I get the mud/water blowing back in my face on those fast down hills.

    P.S. Stoked to see Jimba's bike dirty. PVCA?

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    I'm a recent convert to rainy season riding. Been dealing with the mud so far. Looks like I'm going to get one of thoses x-blades for the rear. Is there a consensus on what to put on the front? I'm pedaling around an 07 enduro. I appreciate the advice.

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    I tried a few different style front fenders and I found the moto style work the best. I personally hate the look, but I really like the SKS shockblade.

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    I hate the enduro look (huge fenders), so went for a low profile on the front and got a Mucky Nuts. Works well to keep the mud out of the face. Looking for a low profile for the back now. I know the big fenders work the best, but can't get over the look of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borneo View Post
    On a more serious note, anyone have real luck with the old tube front mud catcher between the sanchions thingy? Even with a SKS front fender, I get the mud/water blowing back in my face on those fast down hills.

    P.S. Stoked to see Jimba's bike dirty. PVCA?
    I think that was PV.

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    Yep...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Lynch View Post
    The SKS X-blade is the only fender I found that works on my full suspension bike with a dropper post.

    I use to be anti-fender, but since I ride 2 days a week no matter the weather, I got tired of being soaked and changing after each ride just to get into the car. I dont care if the bike gets all muddy or whatever. I just prefer a little less mud on the backside.
    Same here: I hate riding with fenders, and only do it when it's really sloppy, and mostly then to spare from needing to hose out my camelbak.

    Thanks for the suggestions.
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    With the typical wet conditions (at least in spots) we generally have all year plus the plethora of horses and dogs, I generally run with at least a front fender all year long. Nothing beats that smug satisfaction you get when putting your bike up on the rack after a ride or washing it at home and finding a nice wad of dog or horse sh!t stuck to the fender or the tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by r1de View Post
    So I think I need a different style fender that either has dropper-friendly geometry, or even better, one that mounts to the rear triangle in some easy-on/easy-off way. Bike is a '10 Enduro.
    Nikwax or ride a hardtail w/fender when it's muddy.

    Seriously, it's futile running a rear fender on a fully. I spent the better part of the '90s trying...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Borneo View Post
    On a more serious note, anyone have real luck with the old tube front mud catcher between the sanchions thingy? Even with a SKS front fender, I get the mud/water blowing back in my face on those fast down hills.

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    The innertube mud catcher is perfect for the high speeds like the thriller downhills. I went from the glasses covered in mud to just a couple if spots.

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