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    New Crud Fenders & new Vendor on MTBR (& 29er stuff)

    Just wanted to make an intro here on the 29er forum. We wanted to share our "29er-specific" fenders that you can match with other 29er specific components like saddles, chains and grips!

    But seriously we have a killer looking setup front and rear, colors and light weight. Front fenders usually stay on at all times for sanitary water bottle nipples and the like.

    Just to keep the thread going, I'll be picking a responder on this thread at random here for a free F&R set. Color of your choice: White, Black, Grey.

    Thanks to Craig for the image.

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    The redesign looks really nice! I'll seriously be considering a set once the monsoon season comes later this month.
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    The road fenders are actually what look really interesting to me. Any idea when they'll be in stock?

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    Looks like I'm going to need a set.
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    Whats the length comparison compared to Planet bike front fender?

    I use the Planet bike but my only gripe is that its not long enough. The Crud looks like it covers from a few inches beneath the head tube to a couple of inches from the BB (or a crank arms' length away) at the bottom...
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    Is there a Manitou compatible fender for a 29er?

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    I'd pick one up if my recycled tide bottle set up didn't work so well.

    Materials: Used plastic laundry fluid bottle (can use milk jug, or any other 1 gallon plastic container). 4 zip ties.

    1) Take plastic jug/bottle cut to shape with a razor blade or exacto knift
    2) next cut slits in crud catch to be used as attachment point to frame
    3) thread zip ties through slits and over down tube of frame (don't run zip ties over shifty cables)
    4) Tightend down zip ties and cut to length

    Now you can feel good about being green while saving green

    Anyone have any tips/tricks for a rear fender?

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    Are fenders coming back? When I was racing Downhill a few years past EVERYBODY had a THE downtube fender and a fork fender then all the sudden nobody was using them at all. Hell I remember Steve Peat used to run a Crud Catcher back then.

    I ran the THE downtube fender on a few of my bikes and actually still have a few lying around. They actually worked pretty well and weren't to big or bulky. They used velcro to install and I never had one fall off.

    I like the looks of the new design in the second pic on the Niner. Maybe Crud can post some more pics.

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    B.Nice now where is the Australian agent?

    Like all things, I absolutely love them but cant get them.

    @9ers down here in Aust are just starting to gein some traction in the market. I have been a convert for years but, now have only one left. But these fenders would be soo much better that the immitations I have had to deal with!
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    I don't know the Planet Bike specs but the Crud Catcher (front) is 4.5" x 16.5". The Race Guard rear is 3.6" x 20".

    Yes, Crud is back in the USA. We are the official importer/distributor.

    More pics are at the site www.crudusa.com.

    Mountian fenders are in stock. We are accumulating backorders for the new road fenders.

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    mmm nice looking for sure... not to much crud most of the time in SW UT
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    I have the front and rear Crud Catchers on my Yeti 575 in the wet months. They work terrific!! I hardly notice they are there, except if I forget to put them on and the weather turns on me. Then I really notice how great they are.
    I will definitely be needing some of the new ones for my new 29er!! Thanx for a great prroduct.
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    Front Crud Catcher is a great way to keep dust off the old water bottle if you use one. Mine is always on the bike, never comes off. Only 80g of love.

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    Nice, I can't stand dirty nipples . A front and rear set would look good on my bike .

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    Quote Originally Posted by knoxpossum
    Nice, I can't stand dirty nipples . A front and rear set would look good on my bike .
    That's the spirit!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrudUSA
    Just wanted to make an intro here on the 29er forum. We wanted to share our "29er-specific" fenders that you can match with other 29er specific components like saddles, chains and grips!

    But seriously we have a killer looking setup front and rear, colors and light weight. Front fenders usually stay on at all times for sanitary water bottle nipples and the like.

    Just to keep the thread going, I'll be picking a responder on this thread at random here for a free F&R set. Color of your choice: White, Black, Grey.

    Thanks to Craig for the image.

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    And lastly, the bike that will rise like a Phoenix, from the ashes, hydroformed and FEA-ed to death...

    I love my '09 Crud fenders. The front is by far the best down tube splash guard I have used. Good enough to replace all of my fork mounted fenders.

    The rear also stands well above the other options on the market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrudUSA
    I don't know the Planet Bike specs but the Crud Catcher (front) is 4.5" x 16.5". The Race Guard rear is 3.6" x 20".

    Yes, Crud is back in the USA. We are the official importer/distributor.

    More pics are at the site www.crudusa.com.

    Mountian fenders are in stock. We are accumulating backorders for the new road fenders.
    I have several of the Planet Bike DT splash guards. They are MUCH smaller and MUCH less effective than the Crud Catcher.

    I actually use the PB unit on the back of my seat tube, wide end up.
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    Or you could get one of these



    Quote Originally Posted by CrudUSA
    Front Crud Catcher is a great way to keep dust off the old water bottle if you use one. Mine is always on the bike, never comes off. Only 80g of love.
    Seriously though I love my Cruds even though I had to buy them from the UK before. It's great that they'll be easily available here in the good ole USA now. Good luck in selling lots and lots of a very good product.

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    I can't fuss with that nipple cover during a race! Plus think of the weight of the dustcap. ;-)

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    I've never considered fenders before. It seems like a good idea. I don't think they would
    stop the rear tire from filling my shoes with sand.

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    Nice, I have braze ons on most of my frames for these and love the way they work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baine
    I've never considered fenders before. It seems like a good idea.
    It will prevent that brown stripe on your backside and mud splatter going up your face...
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    Hey, that's my bike!

    I love mine. The whole DT mounted front, staying on all the time concept? First rate. I had a smaller SKS one before, this is slicker, and offers better coverage. Nice and silent, I just forget it's there, till I take it off for some random reason like cleaning, and forget to put it back on, hello mud in teeth....

    The rear's nice too, good coverage and it stays put nicely.

    He stopped by my place with the road versions? Very nice, can't wait to get them in stock! I know this is a MTB forum, but hey, at least we're all on 700's right?

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    Ive never used crud catchers, but I've been thinking about trying fenders out on my twenty niner. Is it really as effective as a fork mounted fender, offroad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnypecans
    Ive never used crud catchers, but I've been thinking about trying fenders out on my twenty niner. Is it really as effective as a fork mounted fender, offroad?
    See my earlier reply. I had been using fork-mounted fenders since 1985.
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    Go on and post up your comments, I'm going to close the fender giveaway soon! Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrudUSA
    Go on and post up your comments, I'm going to close the fender giveaway soon! Pete
    Here is another install. Nice product.
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    I'm diggin' these. I need some slop protection for the impending so-called off-season snow, glop and mud night riding.
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    hey, why not? it si gonna be wetish season here soon....
    Just a regular guy.

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    I <3 fenders

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    dang, only $15 for the front? nice! i may have to pick one up when my monocog gets delivered. just in time for fall in the PNW, no less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfkbike2
    Here is another install. Nice product.
    That's the previous version. The 2009 has even more sex, if you can believe it.
    Last edited by CrudUSA; 09-18-2009 at 02:11 PM.

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    Who are the distributors carrying these? I would like to tell our shop owner about them, and have him order some in...QBP, Dexter, BTI, J&B? Or would he go directly through you guys?
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    I see they can be used to hold cracked jet frames together. Is this true?

    JUST KIDDING!
    I read that on the internet.

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    fenders would of been great yesterday, i was pre riding for the peanut butter festival race in PA and i would of loved some fenders. it was a major mud fest!

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    really nice design..looking forward to get a set for my ride

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    Canada has got lots of crud; you could sell lots up here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jut8
    Who are the distributors carrying these? I would like to tell our shop owner about them, and have him order some in...QBP, Dexter, BTI, J&B? Or would he go directly through you guys?
    It's direct from us. Just have them drop us and e-mail and we will get them set up right away.

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    I don't use a Camelback since most of my rides are short. It would be nice to stop drinking dirt and water for once LOL. Speaking of which on a past ride we were hauling SS on this downhill when we literally ran over human feces. The leader got it all over his downtube legs and water bottle, everyone else got a little here and there. I knew this was a person because of the toilet paper he/she left behind. Could not drink water anymore wonder if this item would have saved the bottle? LOL

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    Off to Interbike. When I get back I'll pick a winner or two here.

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    Sweet, both my 29ers need new fenders too.
    Get off the couch and ride! :)

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    I have been looking for fenders. These would be perfect!

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    I've been using the Crud Catcher since they hit the scene in the early 90's. I used to mail order them from Stif MTB in Leeds. I actually still have one of the originals in use on my Inbred.
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    Nice!! I have been looking for some fenders for my mtb for the rainy races... and these look like the ticket!

    OT... I just picked up a Gary Fisher Chronos ultimate road bike and am looking for some super sweet carbon fenders for it

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    Just ordered 2 sets now I just need to win one set to complete my 29er stable!

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    I'll take that random poster set in black.

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    I did move here to avoid riding in mud/muck but I can't avoid some snow in the winter. These look good. I'll try my SKS 26er fenders and see how they work at first snow. If they don't work that well, these will be the ticket.

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    Here at I-Bike. Show opens Wednesday. Thanks for all the support. Shippng is busy. Have your shops contact us also. Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTB-rider
    I've been using the Crud Catcher since they hit the scene in the early 90's. I used to mail order them from Stif MTB in Leeds. I actually still have one of the originals in use on my Inbred.
    That takes me back, I had one of those on my Trek 950, I lusted after proper crud catcher bosses on my down tube though!

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    Well I just mounted up my new set and gonna give them a try in the slop today. Did I win yet! Shipping was super fast by the way!

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    Check your PM to see if you are a winner! Pete

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    WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you so much man! Can not wait to use these fenders!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roybatty666
    That takes me back, I had one of those on my Trek 950, I lusted after proper crud catcher bosses on my down tube though!
    If memory serves, PACE was the only manufacturer who used them BITD. I've since discovered the joys of rivnuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrudUSA
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrudUSA
    Check your PM to see if you are a winner! Pete

    PM replied to! Thanks Pete!
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    Here are a couple of shots of the new Fast Fender. I'll have some here in the next month or so. Cleverly fits on the bars and extends out the front to complement the Crud Catcher. If you are ripping it up it will keep the crud outta your face. It's a Steve Peat collaboration.




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    Quote Originally Posted by CrudUSA
    Here are a couple of shots of the new Fast Fender. I'll have some here in the next month or so. Cleverly fits on the bars and extends out the front to complement the Crud Catcher. If you are ripping it up it will keep the crud outta your face. It's a Steve Peat collaboration.

    That looks sweet too!

    Congrats to the winners and thanks to CrudUSA for the donations to MTBR users!
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    Dude!! Did you over night these things?!?!?! Already received them and I will work to put them on my bike ASAP!

    Thanks again!! Top service!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkr33
    Dude!! Did you over night these things?!?!?! Already received them and I will work to put them on my bike ASAP!

    Thanks again!! Top service!!
    Slap 'em on, get 'em dirty and post up some pics!

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    I'm planning on picking one of these up. Now to decide which color for a black On-One Scandal 29er.......

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    Mine just showed up as well! That's speedy! Looking forward to testing them this weekend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrudUSA
    Slap 'em on, get 'em dirty and post up some pics!
    That's gonna be tough since I didn't win any ;<{ And it just turned really sloppy here in Van city.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkr33
    Dude!! Did you over night these things?!?!?! Already received them and I will work to put them on my bike ASAP!

    Thanks again!! Top service!!
    I got mine last night too! Gonna use em this weekend
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    Put my fenders on the Jabber today. Install was easy, even for someone challenged in such tasks as myself. The soft nose is a nice touch, and the pads that rest against the frame between it and the fender are nice and sticky. The fender didn't move around on me and there was no plastic hitting the down tube. Made in the UK is pretty awesome too; My grandmother would be thrilled.

    I went out and shredded the urban gnar at the local park. The kids in the rubber bouncy house were rather impressed:







    On the way home I found some extreme runoff from someones sprinklers and put em to the test. I didn't get wet, which rocked. I'm pretty stoked about these. Looking forward to putting them to full use during the wet season in the future.
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    I actually received my Crud USA fenders in the mail Saturday last week but between family stuff, riding and jury duty I finally had time to take some pics of my new MTB accessories.

    The front Crud Catcher came with 2 'o-rings' for mounting and the rear Crud Race Guard came with the mounting bracket with flexible, wrap around shims to adapt to different seat post sizes.



    Mounting is very simple and straightforward. For the front Crud Catcher its just a matter of wrapping the rubber bands around the downtube and hook it on the tabs underneath. My Redline Monocog 29er has a small diameter downtube so I had to cross up the rubber bands to keep it snug.

    The rear Race Guard takes just an allen and a few minutes to install.&nbsp; On the shims (not pictured) there are sizes printed on it so no guess work is needed.&nbsp; For seat posts that are over 31mm no shims are needed.&nbsp;




    The front fender are long and covers almost 3/4 of the downtube. A plus specially if you dont want water or mud being flung into your face.








    The mounting bracket and shim shown





    Thanks again to Crud USA! I can provide the full size images if needed.
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    Bugger, i should check the message boards more often!!

    CrudUSA, you ship internationally?

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    Man after todays uber sloppy ride here in Germany I am getting some of these ASAP!!! Will you ship APO AE to Military?

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    I bought a set of Crud's in the UK in 2007 and I love 'em! Not sure they were designed to be 29er specific but they work just fine in the muck. Used 'em for the 2007 Mountain Mayhem race and for the winter months in the Southeast US since.
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    im glad i can see them on a vassago now i may have to get a set. it has been raining alot in south texas lately

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    I won a set of these from the original post. I have not had time to get a picture but I do ride my Superfly year around rain or shine. For some reason I never thought to get a pair of fenders. As it was pooring here in Milwaukee today the ride to work was 1000 times better than usual. I could actually see where I was going and was not half as wet as I usually was from the tires spitting up water at me. Thanks for the great product!!

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    All of our Mountain Fenders are on special at 50% off! Front $7.50, Rear $12.50!

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    What is the length and max width on the front fender please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrudUSA
    All of our Mountain Fenders are on special at 50% off! Front $7.50, Rear $12.50!


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    Is the sale over? Is there a promo code? I want to order.

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    Is the sale over? Is there a promo code? I want to order.
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    +1 again on the request for holiday pricing so I can stoke all my MTB peeps with Crud.

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    Ordered through their site and awaiting my new fender! I paid full price, there's no more discount. They also have fenders listed on thebay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrudUSA
    All of our Mountain Fenders are on special at 50% off! Front $7.50, Rear $12.50!

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    great. they reduced the price by 50% just a couple of days after I ordered two sets.
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    Perfect; I can spend some more money to offset the money I just spent to remove a couple hundred grams of weight. They look good. I'm not a very fast rider, but that fast fend would make me look faster.

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    I just visited their site and did not see a discount, am I missing something?

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    Why not something like the RoadRacer, but for mtb (26" and 29er)? I realy like this design and looks realy racy. This would look great on a MTB!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrudUSA
    I don't know the Planet Bike specs but the Crud Catcher (front) is 4.5" x 16.5". The Race Guard rear is 3.6" x 20".

    Yes, Crud is back in the USA. We are the official importer/distributor.

    More pics are at the site www.crudusa.com.

    Mountian fenders are in stock. We are accumulating backorders for the new road fenders.
    Is the 20" for the rear the length of the fender itself or how far back behind the seatpost it extends to the back of the fender? The fender I have is 20" long and reaches 22" behind the seatpost, and IMO is still not quite long enough for really sloppy weather. I like the length of the downtube fender, but it looks like it is mounted backwards. Being that narrow towards the bottom (where a lot of the much is coming off the tire which is often not pointing straight forwards) makes it marginally useful, IMO. It needs to be a LOT wider towards the bottom, or maybe just run wide side down. The downtube fender I use is over 5" wide towards the bottom, and I would not want it any narrower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapusta
    Is the 20" for the rear the length of the fender itself or how far back behind the seatpost it extends to the back of the fender? The fender I have is 20" long and reaches 22" behind the seatpost, and IMO is still not quite long enough for really sloppy weather. I like the length of the downtube fender, but it looks like it is mounted backwards. Being that narrow towards the bottom (where a lot of the much is coming off the tire which is often not pointing straight forwards) makes it marginally useful, IMO. It needs to be a LOT wider towards the bottom, or maybe just run wide side down. The downtube fender I use is over 5" wide towards the bottom, and I would not want it any narrower.
    i agree. my first ride out in the pnw slop on my monocog 29er with front and rear crud fenders had me muddy up my back and all down my legs. i moved the front fender further down on the downtube, but i haven't found a good angle for the rear to keep the muck off my back. kinda bummed after hearing all the positive reviews.
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    Moving the front fender lower does help a bit. While having the wider end may look like it has added coverage, it does start to get in the way of pedalling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dial Tone
    Moving the front fender lower does help a bit. While having the wider end may look like it has added coverage, it does start to get in the way of pedalling.
    My downtube fender is 4-1/2" wide at the bottom (right where the pedals pass it) and it does not get in the way of pedaling, even on cranks with a pretty small q-factor. Having it as wide as possible at the bottom is key for keeping the water and mud off of me. It matters less as you go up the downtube. That is why the one shown looks backwards to me.

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    Got my front fender a week ago and love it! Works great! Mounted to downtube of Mary right now.
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    ... and if we just ... What's

    not to like..light weight, easy install, and keeps dirt/debris off crank, cables, frame, and me...and affordable.
    Will get a set for my new Origin8 Scout 29er on the way..expected delivery of Jan 8..can't wait!!

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    My question is why are the three times the cost of the older models? Did the cost of plastic go up that much?

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    Who got those "FREE" Crud Catchers? or was that just a ploy? The way I see it is a pair of plastic Cruds cost $40 bucks and a set of steel Freddys cost $45 bucks! Which is the better buy? I suppose it is how you ride that really matters. Since I will never take my 29er off road and only ride it as a workout bike, I don't suppose it really matters much in my case. For all you mud dogs, those Cruds would surly work better than Freddy's.

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    I got a pair of the free ones and my wife has been loving them on her bike for the past several months. We just ordered a few more sets for the other mtn bikes, we like them so much. One of these days I'll get off my duff and put up a couple pics.
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    Seems like a fair price considering the much less sophisticated competition is just slightly less expensive.
    I like mud in my grill, let's me know I'm working but should the build or trip warrant, Crud it shall be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plinkomatic
    Seems like a fair price considering the much less sophisticated competition is just slightly less expensive.
    I like mud in my grill, let's me know I'm working but should the build or trip warrant, Crud it shall be.
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    Our Price: $5.93 vs. $14.99 Current price, almost three times the price shown online, I wonder why? Maybe overpriced? Doesn't sound like a fair price to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazerwolf
    Crud Catcher ZX White Front Mudguard / Fender Item #: CY-CRUDWHT
    Our Price: $5.93 vs. $14.99 Current price, almost three times the price shown online, I wonder why? Maybe overpriced? Doesn't sound like a fair price to me!
    Whatever....buy the cheap one then and stop complaining. I like my front Crud catcher that I just bought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natedogz
    Whatever....buy the cheap one then and stop complaining. I like my front Crud catcher that I just bought.
    No one is complaining smart ass! Just making a point! I have no plans on buying any of them. I would rather spend the $45.. and buy real fenders not plastic junk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kanai
    i agree. my first ride out in the pnw slop on my monocog 29er with front and rear crud fenders had me muddy up my back and all down my legs. i moved the front fender further down on the downtube, but i haven't found a good angle for the rear to keep the muck off my back. kinda bummed after hearing all the positive reviews.

    I ride a cog29er as well and this is precisely why I don't see the Crud Catcher as being an effective piece of equipment! Just look at the pics on this thread! Any one with half a brain can see that they work marginal at best! But for the mud dogs go for it!

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    i agree. my first ride out in the pnw slop on my monocog 29er with front and rear crud fenders had me muddy up my back and all down my legs. i moved the front fender further down on the downtube, but i haven't found a good angle for the rear to keep the muck off my back. kinda bummed after hearing all the positive reviews.

    I ride a cog29er as well and this is precisely why I don't see the Crud Catcher as being an effective piece of equipment! Just look at the pics on this thread! Any one with half a brain can see that they work marginal at best! But for the mud dogs go for it!

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    Blazerwolf, are you on a personal crusade against these? I don't doubt that you haven't found a good position for the rear (yet?), but you shouldn't doubt that many others have had success with them despite only having half a brain and found them to be much better than "marginal"

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn
    Blazerwolf, are you on a personal crusade against these? I don't doubt that you haven't found a good position for the rear (yet?), but you shouldn't doubt that many others have had success with them despite only having half a brain and found them to be much better than "marginal"
    No Boomn I am not on any crusade against anything! I was simple pointing out that in “my opinion” they are not worth $40 bucks. If you read the previous posts and look at the pictures it is very plain to see that they do not appear to be as effective as described by the manufacturer claims. They are simply overpriced for what you are getting!

    Look everyone in this country has some bone to pick with the next guy or product. Some people will buy anything regardless of price or value. Nobody wants to stand up and point out the fact that the public is being gouged by every snake oil purveyor that comes along with a new twist!

    You want to make the product something that it is not! That is your prerogative! I happen to think that if they sold the same product last year for $5 bucks and $15 bucks this year, something isn't right! Plastic didn't go up that much so why is the price 3 times more for the same product this year? It's called gouging! Plain and simple! You go ahead and pay the $40 bucks and put them on your bike, I will not! Two pieces of plastic is not worth $40 bucks to me! If you are offended by my frankness then pardon me, but as old man who has been around the block a few times I prefer to call a spade a spade!

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    @Blazerwolf: There are plenty of fenders for the same price or more that are similar....but not necessarily better or even equal. I already had a rear Zefal fender (paid $16 last year at LBS) and it broke a couple months ago at the pivot adjustment point (where I thought it would). It worked well for a year and now super glue is holding it together...broke a couple days after I ordered my front Crud Catcher. So pick whatever ya likes and pay or don't.

    My ideal rear fender would go all the way down to the BB and have two mounting points....but haven't found that rear fender yet....this would keep almost all the crap off my BB, feet etc. that comes off the rear wheel. When I find that I'll buy it too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natedogz
    @Blazerwolf: There are plenty of fenders for the same price or more that are similar....but not necessarily better or even equal. I already had a rear Zefal fender (paid $16 last year at LBS) and it broke a couple months ago at the pivot adjustment point (where I thought it would). It worked well for a year and now super glue is holding it together...broke a couple days after I ordered my front Crud Catcher. So pick whatever ya likes and pay or don't.

    My ideal rear fender would go all the way down to the BB and have two mounting points....but haven't found that rear fender yet....this would keep almost all the crap off my BB, feet etc. that comes off the rear wheel. When I find that I'll buy it too.

    Nate have you looked at the Freddy Fender? It does what you are talking about! Made of steel with a mud flap! That set of fenders are $45.00 and they will fit most 29er's. I understand that the front fender is somewhat problematic, however most problems can be resolved with some study!

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    great looking fenders, both the F&R!
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    http://twentynineinches.com/2007/02/...dia-for-29ers/

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    Blazerwolf,
    Those Cascadia's do look very nicely designed and good quality, but they also look like they fit a slightly different purpose. I bought a set of Crud Catchers this year and chose them specifically because I wanted a set that is easy and quick to install or remove for the times I take my bike to trails that are ok to ride when muddy. As classy as they look I didn't want to keep a set of heavier commuter-style fenders on my bike full time for a couple of months. Also, I can adjust the rear easily to make sure there is room for thick sticky mud that can be found in some areas; pictures of the Cascadia left me doubtful of its ability to clear thick mud on a 2.3" or bigger tire. Yes, the DT fender does not protect my shins from getting dirty off road but I couldn't care less about that. It does protect my face and body from spray though and that's good enough for me for a fender I can pop on in 30 seconds. I had no problem adjusting my rear fender to protect my back either, but I admittedly did have to fiddle with the position for a little while. Plus when I did my research I remember reading something about those Cascadias buzzing even on narrower tires tires because of inherent flex, and I prefer chunky fat tires especially up front

    And I have to say you really contradicted yourself when you said you aren't on any crusade before calling CrudCatchers "snake oil purveyors" who are trying to "gouge" me.
    I had no idea what the price used to be and that was irrelevant anyway because I had to use my judgment to make a decision based on what other products were currently available and at what price. Thankfully I did catch the 1/2 off deal earlier this winter, but that was actually after I decided to go with the Crud Catchers. So far I have not doubted that decision or found them to be inferior for my needs. If they don't meet your needs than that is very unfortunate, but your experience as a single user does not give you the perspective to authoritatively say they are a bad product for everyone else, which you seem to be trying to do from your self-erected soap box

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazerwolf
    Nate have you looked at the Freddy Fender? It does what you are talking about! Made of steel with a mud flap! That set of fenders are $45.00 and they will fit most 29er's. I understand that the front fender is somewhat problematic, however most problems can be resolved with some study!
    Seen those thanks....the metal mounting rods would get wasted....maybe I should crash less. Those would be sweet on a commuter....but I only own off-road type mountain bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazerwolf
    Nate have you looked at the Freddy Fender? It does what you are talking about! Made of steel with a mud flap! That set of fenders are $45.00 and they will fit most 29er's. I understand that the front fender is somewhat problematic, however most problems can be resolved with some study!
    Those are not made of metal, unless you mean the mounting hardware.

    I have a set of the mtb version of those on my commuter bike. Amazing coverage, and I could not be more happy with them...... for commuting. However, use on even the mildest of real trails was enough to convince me that they are utterly inappropriate for actual mountain use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn
    Blazerwolf,
    Those Cascadia's do look very nicely designed and good quality, but they also look like they fit a slightly different purpose. I bought a set of Crud Catchers this year and chose them specifically because I wanted a set that is easy and quick to install or remove for the times I take my bike to trails that are ok to ride when muddy. As classy as they look I didn't want to keep a set of heavier commuter-style fenders on my bike full time for a couple of months. Also, I can adjust the rear easily to make sure there is room for thick sticky mud that can be found in some areas; pictures of the Cascadia left me doubtful of its ability to clear thick mud on a 2.3" or bigger tire. Yes, the DT fender does not protect my shins from getting dirty off road but I couldn't care less about that. It does protect my face and body from spray though and that's good enough for me for a fender I can pop on in 30 seconds. I had no problem adjusting my rear fender to protect my back either, but I admittedly did have to fiddle with the position for a little while. Plus when I did my research I remember reading something about those Cascadias buzzing even on narrower tires tires because of inherent flex, and I prefer chunky fat tires especially up front

    And I have to say you really contradicted yourself when you said you aren't on any crusade before calling CrudCatchers "snake oil purveyors" who are trying to "gouge" me.
    I had no idea what the price used to be and that was irrelevant anyway because I had to use my judgment to make a decision based on what other products were currently available and at what price. Thankfully I did catch the 1/2 off deal earlier this winter, but that was actually after I decided to go with the Crud Catchers. So far I have not doubted that decision or found them to be inferior for my needs. If they don't meet your needs than that is very unfortunate, but your experience as a single user does not give you the perspective to authoritatively say they are a bad product for everyone else, which you seem to be trying to do from your self-erected soap box
    Whatever makes you happy boomn! Nobody said I had any "perspective to authoritatively" to say anything! You read what you want to think! If you go back and read what I said "in my opinion" and quit trying to make me out as some orge, maybe you will better understand the conversation! It is quite obvious that you what this to become confrontaional and I don't give a damn! The best thing to do is that we don't discuss this any further before you make an ass out of yourself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazerwolf
    Whatever makes you happy boomn! Nobody said I had any "perspective to authoritatively" to say anything! You read what you want to think! If you go back and read what I said "in my opinion" and quit trying to make me out as some orge, maybe you will better understand the conversation! It is quite obvious that you what this to become confrontaional and I don't give a damn! The best thing to do is that we don't discuss this any further before you make an ass out of yourself!
    A couple parts of that were certainly harsh; I apologize. I needed to sleep not post, lol. You did indeed qualify some statements as "in your experience", and that is a healthy thing that this forum needs. What I meant by the perspective of authority comment is that no one needs to say that about you, it is an impression that can accidentally be given off if you make to many sweeping statements about a product based on your single experience. Rereading the thread I see that I added a lot to the thread in my mind last night, but I still think you are greatly discrediting the many people who apparently enjoy this product and have had a lot of success with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn
    A couple parts of that were certainly harsh; I apologize. I needed to sleep not post, lol. You did indeed qualify some statements as "in your experience", and that is a healthy thing that this forum needs. What I meant by the perspective of authority comment is that no one needs to say that about you, it is an impression that can accidentally be given off if you make to many sweeping statements about a product based on your single experience. Rereading the thread I see that I added a lot to the thread in my mind last night, but I still think you are greatly discrediting the many people who apparently enjoy this product and have had a lot of success with it

    Thanks boomn! No apology necessary! I understand completely and happen to agree with you. It was not my intention to discredit anyone other than the guy that started the thread. I find it disingenuous to make such a post for the purpose of hawking his wares in the manner that he took! I have been looking at fenders for my bike for quite some time now and was looking very closely at all those plastic tube mounted products. The Crud Catcher is really no different than several of the other plastic mounted products. All of which can be found on numerous bike parts websites and they all run around $5 bucks a piece.

    This guy comes on this forum making promises that he has not kept from what I can tell (as no one has commented on their "FREE" Crud Catchers) and then claims that they were on sale for $7.50 yet no one has been able to buy them at that price from what I could gather. Why not come here and offer everyone 50% off if they respond with some type of code? Then everyone gets to take advantage of the product without all the hype!

    It looks to me like the classic "bait and switch" tactic that is used by so many people marketing cheap products at an over inflated price! My comments were not aimed at anyone in particular, just at the audacity they have to come here making all these claims and then not following thru!

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    Thanks boomn! No apology necessary! I understand completely and happen to agree with you. It was not my intention to discredit anyone other than the guy that started the thread. I find it disingenuous to make such a post for the purpose of hawking his wares in the manner that he took! I have been looking at fenders for my bike for quite some time now and was looking very closely at all those plastic tube mounted products. The Crud Catcher is really no different than several of the other plastic mounted products. All of which can be found on numerous bike parts websites and they all run around $5 bucks a piece.

    This guy comes on this forum making promises that he has not kept from what I can tell (as no one has commented on their "FREE" Crud Catchers) and then claims that they were on sale for $7.50 yet no one has been able to buy them at that price from what I could gather. Why not come here and offer everyone 50% off if they respond with some type of code? Then everyone gets to take advantage of the product without all the hype!

    It looks to me like the classic "bait and switch" tactic that is used by so many people marketing cheap products at an over inflated price! My comments were not aimed at anyone in particular, just at the audacity they have to come here making all these claims and then not following thru!
    Lugboot replied to you yesterday that he got a free set and has been using them for months. mtnbkr33 also reported receiving his set two days after the contest ended. I found another person in the deal thread below that got a free set. It was a limited promotional offer, and there is nothing wrong with doing that IMHO. There are many other vendors on this forum giving away product to get some awareness
    The $7.50 sale was also a limited offer back in October/November. The sale has been over for a while, but many people (including myself) did buy them for the sale price. The sale was available directly from the CrudUSA website and that was the only price they were available for during that time. I found the old deal thread here

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn
    Lugboot replied to you yesterday that he got a free set and has been using them for months. mtnbkr33 also reported receiving his set two days after the contest ended. I found another person in the deal thread below that got a free set. It was a limited promotional offer, and there is nothing wrong with doing that IMHO. There are many other vendors on this forum giving away product to get some awareness
    The $7.50 sale was also a limited offer back in October/November. The sale has been over for a while, but many people (including myself) did buy them for the sale price. The sale was available directly from the CrudUSA website and that was the only price they were available for during that time. I found the old deal thread here
    I saw that and I saw that they had a sale! That’s great for those that got them for the half off price, which in my opinion is probably the right price, however my point still stands and if things hold true in a capitalistic society, the consumer will automatically force the price down like all new things. When they realize that people have quit buying them at the over inflated price, the price will go down. It’s commonly known as supply and demand! Besides the Chinese will come up with a product just like this one and then they will force the prices lower!

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    29er specific? No Way!!

    I just got the rear fender in today.

    29er specific? No freakin' way!! It is a full 2" shorter than the fender I've been running on my 29er up until now (Topeak Defender M2). This is no longer than most non-29er fenders out there, and I know from experience that this is not nearly long enough. You have a lot of nerve calling this "29er-specific". What on earth is 29er specific about it?

    I can still use this for my wife's 26" bike, though the lack of adjustments may make it useless for trying to fit on mine (MKIII). Looks like I may need to just fix the Topeak and keep looking for a 29er fender that does not break.

    On the upside, I have to give credit to what looks like it may be the first clamp mechanism that actually works well and will not break in a season. The clamp on the Topeak just broke, as have the previous 4 rear fenders I've gone through in the last 5 years. Never broken one in an accident, they all break at the clamp or in the arm that holds the fender. Props to you for not trying to make it a tool-less clip-on joke. This seems like a really good fender..... for a 26" bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapusta
    I just got the rear fender in today.

    29er specific? No freakin' way!! It is a full 2" shorter than the fender I've been running on my 29er up until now (Topeak Defender M2). This is no longer than most non-29er fenders out there, and I know from experience that this is not nearly long enough. You have a lot of nerve calling this "29er-specific". What on earth is 29er specific about it?

    I can still use this for my wife's 26" bike, though the lack of adjustments may make it useless for trying to fit on mine (MKIII). Looks like I may need to just fix the Topeak and keep looking for a 29er fender that does not break.

    On the upside, I have to give credit to what looks like it may be the first clamp mechanism that actually works well and will not break in a season. The clamp on the Topeak just broke, as have the previous 4 rear fenders I've gone through in the last 5 years. Never broken one in an accident, they all break at the clamp or in the arm that holds the fender. Props to you for not trying to make it a tool-less clip-on joke. This seems like a really good fender..... for a 26" bike.

    Let's see here the Topeak DeFender M2 Mountain Bike Fender (Rear) on sale online for $17.25 and the Crud Catcher is $24.95....That's about $8.00 difference. Probably about the cost of shipping and handling. The actual cost should be about half that cost! So no big deal!

    But what the big deal really is all about is the hype! Why doesn't someone make a real fender that would work like it is supposed to work? Sounds like there is a market for such a product. Without the hype!

    BTW kapusta how many fenders have you went thru over the years? and how much have you spent on plastic junk? Wouldn't be nice to have a fender made from steel or aluminum that would last for 5 to 10 years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazerwolf
    BTW kapusta how many fenders have you went thru over the years? and how much have you spent on plastic junk? Wouldn't be nice to have a fender made from steel or aluminum that would last for 5 to 10 years?
    I have been waiting for a fender with a metal mounting bracket for years. Plastic is pure BS for this application (though the Crud fender is probably the best I've seen so far). IMO, plastic is fine for the fender itself.

    Yes, I would absolutely pay $50 for a rear fender that worked (as in it was long and wide enough, stayed put, and did not break from simply going over too many bumps) You would think it would not be that f-ing difficult to make a fender that fit these criteria, but it seems to elude every company I have checked out. I thought the Defender might fit the bill, but the plastic clamp eventually broke.

    You gotta wonder what morons do the R&D for fender products, but I have yet to find any that could not be seriously improved.

    The Crud fender looks like it would actually work well for a 26" bike (that did not need much in the way of fender adjust-ability), as the clamp, while not metal, is a better design than anything else I have seen. Also, it is very light, and that should put less stress on the clamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapusta
    I have been waiting for a fender with a metal mounting bracket for years. Plastic is pure BS for this application (though the Crud fender is probably the best I've seen so far). IMO, plastic is fine for the fender itself.

    Yes, I would absolutely pay $50 for a rear fender that worked (as in it was long and wide enough, stayed put, and did not break from simply going over too many bumps) You would think it would not be that f-ing difficult to make a fender that fit these criteria, but it seems to elude every company I have checked out. I thought the Defender might fit the bill, but the plastic clamp eventually broke.

    You gotta wonder what morons do the R&D for fender products, but I have yet to find any that could not be seriously improved.

    The Crud fender looks like it would actually work well for a 26" bike (that did not need much in the way of fender adjust-ability), as the clamp, while not metal, is a better design than anything else I have seen. Also, it is very light, and that should put less stress on the clamp.

    How long does that fender need to be, to be 29er specific? How wide does such a fender need to be? Does it need to be easily detachable? What other specifics would you recommend? Is a $50.00 price tag a good price or should it be lower? Let's get all the specifices down here and lets do the R&D right here on this forum! I have a friend who can build you that fender.

    A. Length
    B. Width
    C. Easily detachable & adjustable
    D. Low cost
    E. Made of metal
    F. ?
    G. ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapusta
    I have been waiting for a fender with a metal mounting bracket for years. Plastic is pure BS for this application (though the Crud fender is probably the best I've seen so far). IMO, plastic is fine for the fender itself.

    Yes, I would absolutely pay $50 for a rear fender that worked (as in it was long and wide enough, stayed put, and did not break from simply going over too many bumps) You would think it would not be that f-ing difficult to make a fender that fit these criteria, but it seems to elude every company I have checked out. I thought the Defender might fit the bill, but the plastic clamp eventually broke.

    You gotta wonder what morons do the R&D for fender products, but I have yet to find any that could not be seriously improved.

    The Crud fender looks like it would actually work well for a 26" bike (that did not need much in the way of fender adjust-ability), as the clamp, while not metal, is a better design than anything else I have seen. Also, it is very light, and that should put less stress on the clamp.
    The Crud Race Guard is plenty long enough to keep my butt and pack clean when on my 29ers. You just need to mount it with the tip high enough--like any fender of this type. You can mount them too low to be effective on a 26er, too. Lay a yardstick against the back of the tire and the tip of the fender and you will see where the spray will and will not go.

    The near unbreakability of it--fender and mount--is a great joy. The polypropylene is very resilient as well as using tapered thickest to have the right strength/stiffness/flexibility ratio. Note that the mount/fender interface will wear and loosen if you transport your bike sideways on a hitch rack.

    The mount is not a QR so the fastest removal method is to remove the post and slide the fender off the bottom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    The Crud Race Guard is plenty long enough to keep my butt and pack clean when on my 29ers.The mount is not a QR so the fastest removal method is to remove the post and slide the fender off the bottom.
    Agreed, I see no inherent lack of ability to keep mud off, regardless of tire size. Mine work fine too.

    To your point about non QR? It is a QR, but the bracket stays in place. When assembling the fender to the bracket, you insert, twist, then squeeze and set. There's a lock tab on the "second stage" squeeze and set tab that you can engage (say "lock" on it), but if you don't lock it down, it's totally solid still, and QR-able. Simply reverse the installation procedure, off in like ten seconds. I just leave my bracket on, and tilt it downward as far as it will go, no problems to date. If it were an extended dry period,I'd probably remove it all together, but this works out well for any time rain or snow is a likely option for a few days or weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    The Crud Race Guard is plenty long enough to keep my butt and pack clean when on my 29ers. You just need to mount it with the tip high enough--like any fender of this type. You can mount them too low to be effective on a 26er, too. Lay a yardstick against the back of the tire and the tip of the fender and you will see where the spray will and will not go.
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    Well, that's just not my experience with fenders this long. Yes, angling them up helps (but gets in the way, and still does not completely work) but if they are long enough you can run them pretty much straight back, and out of the way.

    As far as the yardstick method, yes that shows you where the mud/water will go IF you can ignore the force of gravity, but in fact the water and mud will arc over the end and some gets on my back. In my experience, if that yardstick is pointed at all forward of vertical, I'm going to get it on my back.

    Maybe the difference is in the stuff we ride in. I ride on some trails that can have a lot of water and thin mud, and even if just a small amount is getting past the fender and on to me, I'm pretty wet and/or muddy at the end of the ride.

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    Anyone know if crudeusa.com is still around? Can't seem to find it... Never mind moved to crudproducts.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by subspd View Post
    Anyone know if crudeusa.com is still around? Can't seem to find it... Never mind moved to crudproducts.com
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