Honjo, the company that makes Rene Herse fenders in Japan, has improved their process for making black fenders. Prior to this improvement, the black coating would scratch easily, marring the finish but with these recent improvements, Rene Herse is now offering their full fender lineup in black. This includes the fluted, hammered, and smooth finishes. Head to Rene Herse to see their full offerings.
Ass Savers’ latest products celebrate detours on rides, both planned and happenstance, with the new Detour Kollection. The design features mountain layers and mud splatter and is available on the Fendor Bendor big, Mudder mini front, and a Purist bottle. Or you can buy the whole kit as a pack. The products are in stock now at Ass Savers.
The plague of all-road bikes with no provisions of fenders affects us all, luckily, with clamp-on partial fenders like the Mudder Mini by Ass-Savers, your headset bearings are protected from those early spring time rides through damp roads. These universal fit partial fenders clamp on directly to the fork blades of your favorite bike, protect your face from spray and weigh next to nothing. See more information on the Mudder Mini at Ass-Savers.
Not every bike has provisions for a fender, but that doesn’t mean your mates need to be sprayed in the face. The newly designed Fendor Bendor has a width big enough to cover a 32-55mm tire, is only 61 grams, and will last for many rainy rides to come. See more at Ass-Savers.
Ass Savers innovated the rear fender market with their flexible fenders and now, they’re looking to party up front too with the Speed Mullet fender. These fenders keep your feet mostly dry on wet roads, will fit on most bikes, is cable routing friendly, mounts in seconds and suited for 23-42mm tires. These are available for order now at Ass Savers, for a late March shipping.
This is unlike any fender design I’ve seen and with the rainy season approaching, I just wish it was available now! Check out more at the Quickguard’s Kickstarter.
Artist Bicycle Crumbs recently collaborated with Ass-Savers on a reflective Fendor Bendor. These foldable fenders weigh only 60 grams, can fit in a jersey pocket, or stored under your saddle and will fit on just about every road, cross or track bike. See stock and pricing at Ass-Savers.
Photos and words by Morgan Taylor.
Jarrod Bunk aka @hopecyclery is committed to fat biking year round. So committed, in fact, that he saw the need for a fender that would cover up to a 5″ tire and keep the mud out of your eyes. Jarrod started making fenders in his spare time and others voiced their desire for such a product.
When I got my hands on an early D.Fender prototype last winter, a few people asked why I would even need a fender on a fat bike – they’re meant for snow riding and that’s it, right? Well, I think that’s a shortsighted viewpoint. This style of fender is ubiquitous in the greater mountain bike world, and for good reason.
Amsterdam-based Wit Industries recently collaborated with Cinelli on one of their Fender Bender collapsable fenders. Made in house, at a local printed in Holland, these are now available at the Cinelli Winged Store.
For those who are always seeking the blackest ever black components, check out these Velo Orange black hammered fenders. 45mm wide for 700c wheels. See more at Velo Orange.
The team at Portland Design Works have been waiting all summer to unleash this deal. Right now, you can get the Full Metal Fenders and a Fenderbot for $125, that’s 15% off MSRP. I have a set of these fenders and they are great, but it never rains in Austin!
At any rate, I’m sure it rains where you live, so check out more at PDW.
Photo by Paolo Martelli
I love using an Ass-Saver when it decides to rain in Texas and now, I’ll be using one of the new Extended versions on my road bike. The Ass-Savers Extended adds over an inch of length, which in terms of spray, is a large reduction. Even the Rapha Condor JLT team have adopted this platform.
In stock now at the Ass-Savers Extended site.
I hate fenders and as a Texan, that is ok. The rainy days to sunny days ratio is skewed. We’re in an extreme drought, so why would I put fenders on my Geekhouse Frontage Road Tourer? Pffft….
That said, I hate getting sprayed up the ‘crack with dirty water from the road when we do get a moist morning. Which is why I love the Ass Savers Brookshield.
See more below!
We’ve had quite the rainy winter in Austin and rather than put fenders on my touring bike, I’ve been popping on an Ass Savers when I have to run errands. When I received a prototype of the new Ass Savers Original, I could really notice a difference in usability… now, which color should I get?
See more at Ass Savers.
A lot of people ask me about Ass Savers and from the little experience I’ve had with mine (hey, it never rains in Austin), I’d say they’re pretty damn good! Here’s a little video showcasing the simplicity of the Ass Savers design.
It seems that the ultra portable and simple Ass Savers fenders are working with San Marco saddles… Can’t wait to see what they cook up!
I’m digging this fender design by Nisnas Cycles but they’re only in the prototyping phase. Expect an update when they’re available!
This is a first. I’ve never seen an illustrated fender before:
“Full Windsor has just released their limited edition Candyskull mudguard and tee shirt range. The Candyskull artwork is a collaborative effort between Full Windsor and talented graphic designer Alex Fowkes. Inspired by bike culture, tattoo art and Mexican sugar skulls the Candyskull mudguard is unlike any mudguard you’ve seen before.
Full Windsor is giving away 5 of their limited edition fenders this month to celebrate the opening of their new on-line shop.”
Digging it! Scoop one here.