SKS Raceblade Fender Set
fenders that work with your racing bike
• Quick release design
• Stainless steel hardware
• 35 mm width
• silver, black, carbon, or white color available
• will fit 700c wheels equipped with tires ranging in size from 18c-23c
• $55-$60 msrp
Not everyone who owns a racing road bike also owns a rain bike. The downside of a racing bike is that there is no room to mount traditional fenders in the event of a downpour.
|minimalist, yet effective|
The SKS Raceblade Fenders make it possible to quickly mount fenders on a wide variety of road bikes. Thanks to the quick mount system, you can install and remove the fenders tool-free. Set-up is so simple you might not even need the directions.
The rubber mounting pads protect the frame from scratches, and is the only part attached to the bike. The fender can be attached via the rubber bungies or can be more permanently attached with zip ties. The simplicity of the design allows it to fit most frame/fork configurations.
The front fender extends from behind the fork to below the bottom bracket level and the rear from the rear brake to even with the axle. Your backside stays dry, and on the front your feet all the way to your head is protected from road spray.
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Visually these are very attractive fenders; the short lines and compact shape set them apart from the traditional commuter set-up, finally fenders are cool!
Even with the ease of removal the rider might be tempted to just leave them on when not needed. The slim shape, light weight and silent running of the SKS fenders make these stealthy enough that they might just go unnoticed all the time.
Fenders of any sort make your ride more enjoyable, keeping the road spray off your body and much of your bike. When it looks like rain, just pop on your SKS Raceblade fenders on the way out and be assured you will stay more comfortable.