Bicycle Maintenance Tips : How to Choose Fenders for Your Bike

Bicycle Maintenance Tips : How to Choose Fenders for Your Bike


Hey, this is Jeff at the Two Wheeler Dealer.
Today I’m going to talk to you about how to select the proper fenders for whatever style
bike you ride. To start off you’re going to need to probably determine what tire size
your bike uses. It should be labeled pretty clearly on the sidewall. Typical sizes being
a twenty-six inch and a seven hundred C. For twenty-six inch bikes you have the option
of clip on fenders, such as these. This particular one is a front fender that will mount up,
basically sticking off in front of the front wheel. Mounting up into the steer tube and
protecting back behind it. And it can be paired with a rear clip on fender as well. This one
will just mount around your seat tube and basically cover back over the rear wheel.
These are about twenty to twenty-five dollars each. So for a full set, about forty-five
or fifty dollars. The other option you’d have with the twenty-six inch wheeled bike would
be a full set of fenders. Which is going to give you the most coverage and probably the,
you know, best protection from you know water. These ones aren’t going to be so good for
protecting you against mud, because the clearance between the tire and the fender is much tighter.
So if you are riding through very muddy conditions, it may get jammed up between the fender and
the tire. You might be best off with the clip on style. But these run about forty-five dollars.
Pretty comparable in price to the clip ons. But if you’re just riding in the water, these
are going to give you the best protection. For a seven hundred C bike, like a road bike,
they make the same full fender sets. These ones are just going to come in a narrower
size to accommodate the narrower tire. Same price, about forty-five to fifty dollars.
They don’t really make clip on ones for road bikes. They do, but they don’t offer very
much coverage. And, you know, I definitely recommend going with more of a full fender
set, than a clip on on a road bike. That’s how to select proper fender size for whatever
size bike you ride.