For this edition of Readers’ Rides, we bring to you Tim‘s mystery frame, which he built into a ‘country rambler’, so read on below!
Mudhugger is known for their MTB fenders, yet today they announced a set of gravel fenders (front and rear) to arrive in June. To reduce plastic waste and make removing and refitting easier, these GravelHugger fenders are supplied with nitrile O-rings (70mm sizes for flat blade type and 50mm for traditional round steel forks). Of course, you can always use zip ties if you’d prefer to fit and leave on at all times. Check out more on the GravelHugger front and rear at Mudhugger.
-Helitape supplied to protect inside of forks where the GravelHugger could scratch the paint.
-Suitable for 700c and 650b wheels Max tire width 50mm (depending on wheel/tyre combination).
-Weight 75g. Length 520mm width 60mm
-Designed, made, and packed in the UK from 100% recycled polypropylene which can be recycled again.
Hanford Cycles calls Philadelphia their home and as home town heros, at this year’s Philly Bike Expo, they brought a subtle and subdued fendered road bike, when compared their ornate and attention-grabbing classic randonneur bike from last year’s show. Simon of Hanford Cycles worked for Bilenky for 14 years, before leaving to launch his own enterprise, Hanford Cycles. As you can see from the lugwork on this and all of Simon’s bikes, it appears to be working out for him just fine.
The details on this long distance road bike are stunning! It’s equipped with a SON hub for a generator lamp eventually, fenders, cantilever brakes for extra clearance around the fenders, and a geometry tuned for the long road ahead.
At first glance, you might see this bike and think “sheesh, another $8,000 commuter bike made by someone in Portland.” Rightfully so! This is a clean bike but Alex spent $500 on this Miyata before adding some crucial details to keep him rolling safe and comfortable on the streets of Los Angeles, to and from work…
Got a gravel bike with 650b tires up to a 2.2 and would like some sleek fenders to go on your build? Look no further. This week, we’ve teamed up with Portland Design Works on a giveaway for their 650 Beast fenders. All you gotta do is enter your email for a chance to win! Head to Portland Design Works for the giveaway and check out the details on the 650 Beast fenders below.
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!