Down in the shop last night I mounted new SKS Longboard Fenders from Rivendell Bicycle Works on my Atlantis. The splash off the front wheels has been the only drawback to riding on wider tires. Wider tires equals more water pushed up into my legs and shoes. I researched all manners of solutions and could not bring myself to the bike hack of refashioned water bottles and duct tape.
How much better are these fenders? My front fenders were about 9″ off the pavement and these are about 2″ off the pavement and slightly wider at the bottom along with being curved forward along the wheel. Less height means less water splashed onto me.
I am hoping to get one more season out of my Shimano waterproof shoes which let way too much water in for my taste.
AFTER I finished the installation I found that Rivendell had a video explaining how to do it. I am including the video to remind myself to look and plan first.
They also have a group of pictures on Flickr showing the actual product.
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