So when I saw this at first, I didn’t get it, and then upon seeing all the images, I instantly knew I needed it. It’s a bag for going to and from races. My Freight Baggage backpack can fit everything and definitely works, but this thing is designed for it and I think it will work MUCH better. Just take a look below on some of the on market right now.
So a few weeks back I posted how awesome I thought the new Crud Roadracer fenders were and that I was quite excited to get a hold of them. Well I got them on my bike!
The guys at Crud are smart. The fender set is two fenders which are identical, then you use these really simple thumbscrews to add the attachments which then makes them front and rear specific. The front has a narrow attachment to fit under the brake, and the rear a long tail to keep crap off you and your bike, as well as the person behind you (how considerate).
The main struts are glass reinforced plastic, so if something goes terribly wrong, those pieces will break instead of destroying your wheel. That is awesome.
Also, they’re 180g per set. I couldn’t tell the difference between the box before and after I took them out.
The install kit consists of two reusable (!!!) zip-ties, which tie onto your brake’s nut to hold the fender off of your wheel. The supports that go onto your bike are attached using two heavy duty rubber bands, which are more like large o-rings than rubber bands. The struts then use those easy thumbscrews to attach to these. It’s dead simple.
I did run into an issue here on my IRO Angus. There is no rear brake, which makes it impossible to zip tie the fender to the brake nut. This was easy to fix with zip ties however and has functioned perfectly, regardless of my ghetto installation.
I’ve only got a few rides on them so far and none in particularly terrible weather, but as the winter approaches, I’m sure I’ll have plenty of time to run these guys through the paces.
I really would like to say thank you to Crud for the fenders! Head over to their website for more info on these awesome fenders. These things are rather inexpensive as well! Head to your local bike shop (unless it’s the Downtube, go to CK) and have them order you a set, they’re about $40, and EXTREMELY worth it.