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SKS Germany X-BOARD DOWNTUBE FENDER
SKS Germany X-BOARD DOWNTUBE FENDER
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|Product Length:||15.5 inches|
|Product Width:||5.75 inches|
|Product Height:||1.75 inches|
|Product Weight:||0.25 pounds|
|Package Length:||15.59 inches|
|Package Width:||5.43 inches|
|Package Height:||1.97 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.4 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 17 reviews|
Innovative dirtboard with rubber fastening for downtube mounting
Adjustable soft rubber cable spacers, ideal to adapt on almost any tube profile
Dual compound soft spoiler
Matching to X-Blade (FNDR2165)
Fits all frames
|Average Customer Review: ( 17 customer reviews )
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10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Simple and effective Nov 06, 2010
By Robert Sanges
It mounts and dismounts from the bike in seconds. It's wide enough to keep the mud from being flung into my face, but sends it on my feet and shins instead. That's what you can expect from any of the down-tube mounted fenders. I use it on my Pugsley with 3.7" wide tires and it does what I expect it to do.
9 of 10 found the following review helpful:
No Wet Crotch! Jan 31, 2012
By S. Cover
I've had a mountain bike for years and never really thought about it as more than just basic transportation. Well, once I started riding into work, I discovered that it also saves me over $100 a month in parking fees alone.
Excited by this, I am riding in every day if I can, which means even when the weather is less than a downpour. With bad weather, puddles, salt on the roads, snow and slush are all new challenges I've previously never had to deal with on a bike. The biggest of which, with the salt added for winter, is the spray on my clothes that not only makes me look like I wet myself, but also turns white and crusty.
Not the best look for an office.
So, without having to deal with a professional installation due to time and money, I bought this fender and even though there are no actual instructions with the piece, there are only a couple of ways the thing can fit on the bike, so it took me about 5 minutes to install.
The only downsides to the product is the relative impermanence of installation. I was expecting a ziptie sort of mechanism, but the rubber straps, while very nice for not marking up the bike and being secure, are a couple quick yanks from being removed from the bike. I may go back and add in a couple ties, even though that isn't prevention, if it is more difficult, that will dissuade the casual thieves.
The other issue is the rubber spacers. I understand the purpose of them is to keep the fender off the cable controls to the brakes and shifter, but they either are more effective on different models of bike frame, or I somehow installed them in the four holes provided incorrectly; and since there are four spacers and four holes, I suspect the former.
Now the cables don't actually "rub" on the fender, but there is some play in it so that there is occasional contact. I assume this is what the "bi-material" formulation described in the product sheet is for - harder material that resists abrasion on the area where the cables run, flexible material to protect against the mud and rock chips.
Overall, this does exactly what it is supposed to do, and at a very affordable price point that gets the job done without feeling cheap, even if the method of securing it to the bike is cheap. If you are going to cut corners, I'd prefer it there, since if it didn't stop mud and rocks, there would be no point. Attachment can be improved upon as needed.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
almost perfect Dec 14, 2010
So my mountain bike has Fox Talas 36 forks, which seem to preclude the use of the mudguards which plug in at the bottom of the fork. Having been thoroughly sprayed in the face by cold rain coming off the front wheel I decided to try these downtube fenders. This particular model is pretty wide and relatively long, and is successful in catching most of the spray unless I go too fast -- the only limitation is that the steering tube (Intense 6.6) is too wide for the gap (lower right hand side in the product image) to allow the fender to move higher up the downtube. All in all, it works very well (and has a pleasant price), and my face is the happier for it!
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Great for a 29er/possibly Fatty too Mar 01, 2013
4 stars only cause not a fan of the mounting. Need color options for straps cause black on a silver/white bike stands out a bit.
Overall though, great for 29er use. Too big for 26" IMO, but for my Trek Marlin 29er, its perfect. keeps the gunk off my water bottle and most of it off me and my legs, also the front derailleur.
This fender would be great on a fat bike too cause its plenty wide enough (keep this in favs cause next bike purchase will be a fatty)
2 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Hope it rains or snows soon so I can fully test this out! Oct 18, 2011
By Matthew Brown
-Easy install! If you can hold a pencil, you can set this up.
-Will fit any size frame tubing I've ever seen.
-Includes shims for cables strung on the bottom of your downtube, or just to protect the paint.
-Pretty lightweight, only 99 grams, if you are concerned by such things.
-molded of 2 different plastics, so lower/tail end is more forgiving of rocks and bumps, top is stronger/thicker
-appears short (on my bike it does anyhow)
I can't wait for the winter weather to roll into the Denver area so I can test this out! It seems kinda short on my bike, but I also ride a pretty big bike. This should be great on any average sized bike. It installs very easily via 2 stretchable rubber straps. These feel very secure for now, but I'm not sure they'll hold up well to the chemicals used on public roads here. I'm expecting I'll need to replace these straps with something more durable, but should easily last this winter. It hasn't really rained here recently, so I'm not sure how much good this will really do yet. The combination I have of this plus front and rear motocross style fenders has me optimistic though.
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