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    New question here. need fender recommendations for a 26" mountain bike

    looking to convert my 02 rockhopper to a commuter. tires have been switched to crossroads (1.95), dont have the budget for ridgid fork or 1x conversion (yet), and have some bar ends/stems in the parts box to play with fit.

    but do need fender/mudguards. suspension fork upfrount, have mounts in the back (will try and upload photos), with v-brakes to think about.

    SKS Velos or Bluemels?

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    '02 Rockhopper Comp
    '11 Specialized Epic Comp 26
    '11 Kona Kula Watt

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    Full coverage fenders from Planet Bike if you're commuting all year. You and your bike will be much cleaner not just from rain but also standing water on the trail - just plow through puddles with impunity!

    It's been a while but I pretty sure those holes on the seat stay/chain stay are just drain holes and are not threaded. So you'll have to to the same route I did on my Stumpy. I have a set of PB Speedez fenders on an old Stumpjumper that was my commuter in Germany. The fenders attach via rubber straps but are sturdy and fit with OMM racks and v-brakes.

    For a bike with a suspension fork, I'd suggest the PB Grunge board which mounts, again with sturdy rubber straps, to the down tube. Easily removable if you want to ditch the dorky commuter bits when you want to hit the trails.
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    thanks for the advice and recommendations, i will look into the PlanetBike options. i was pretty sure those holes werent going to be useful, thanks for confirming.

    anyone have any experience with Axiom Road/Rain runner prodoucts?

    https://www.axiomgear.com/products/f...nner-ar-mtb26/
    Last edited by bikingmat; 02-16-2019 at 10:27 AM.
    '02 Rockhopper Comp
    '11 Specialized Epic Comp 26
    '11 Kona Kula Watt

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    I have around 2005 hardtail with bluemels and it works fine. It has similar holes to your bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikingmat View Post

    anyone have any experience with Axiom Road/Rain runner prodoucts?

    https://www.axiomgear.com/products/f...nner-ar-mtb26/
    I really liked the nifty quick release tab attachments for their fenders. The weak spot that broke on my bike was that hole at the front of the rear fender, as shown in your link. It broke a bit and I ziptied it, and then it broke some more and was trashed. This may depend on your bike's attachment points though, or maybe a rubber washer would help.

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    Mucky nutz up front. Topeak Explorer rack in the back for my panniers. Never get a face full of mud or have my backside look like I had an accident on the way. ;-)

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