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SKS Raceblade Long Fender Set - 23mm

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    SKS Raceblade Long Fender Set - 23mm

    Designed for use with race-oriented road bikes, the SKS Raceblade Long fenders feature extended coverage to protect you, your bike and those behind you in the paceline. See details

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    Designed for use with race-oriented road bikes, the SKS Raceblade Long fenders feature extended coverage to protect you, your bike and those behind you in the paceline.

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    Designed for use with race-oriented road bikes, the SKS Raceblade Long fenders feature extended coverage to protect you, your bike and those behind you in the paceline.

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    Designed for use with race-oriented road bikes, the SKS Raceblade Long fenders feature extended coverage to protect you, your bike and those behind you in the paceline.

    • Chromoplastic material encapsulates very thin aluminum and copper foil, making it corrosion- and UV-resistant
    • Flexible rubber mudflaps extend coverage further, helping protect your feet, bike and riders behind you from additional spray and grit
    • Designed for compatibility with road bikes with short-reach caliper brakes; low-profile spanners mount the top and lower sections of each fender to the brake mounting bolts
    • Angle-adjustable stays are lightweight and durable; clip connectors let you remove fenders quickly and easily
    • Easy assembly; mounting instructions included
    • Please note: SKS Raceblade Long fenders are designed to be used with 700c x 18 - 23mm tires

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    SKS Raceblade Long Fender Set - 23mm Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Bike commuting & touring
    Set
    Plastic/aluminum
    23mm (0.95 in.)
    461 grams
    Fender type
    Material(s)
    Dimensions
    Weight

    SKS Raceblade Long Fender Set - 23mm

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    SKS Raceblade Long Fender Set - 23mm is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from MUST HAVE QUICK-RELEASE SKEWER I was really excited for these but, no where on the box does it say that these HAVE to be used with QR. I attempted to put them on the rack/fender eyelets and they do not fit. I have a 3 speed and bolt front hub, so sadly I will be returning these. They seem great for QR hubs, especially for ease of on and off!
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good overall with caveats These replaced CRUD fenders used for a year. The SKS Raceblade Long fenders offer good coverage for those riding short wheelbased bikes with short reach brakes. Short reach brakes typically don't provide enough clearance for the fender to slide between the bottom of the brake and surface of the tire. Most fenders for these bikes don't provide fender coverage in front AND behind the rear brake bridge and fork crown. The CRUD fenders allowed this (and provided excellent protection from water and debris) but preventing tire/fender rubbing and screeching was a challenge with 700 x 23 tires. The SKS's trade off some protection for rigidity and great built quality. Stainless steel quick release brackets mount at the front and rear brake bolts. The brackets are supplied with different lengths to bring the fenders as close to the brakes as possible. The stainless steel stays are very stiff and strong. After removing the wheel quick release skewer springs, stainless steel quick release brackets with closed eyelets are slipped over the ends of the skewers. Originally these were open eyeleted brackets but these were easily lost when the quick release was opened. The closed eyelets prevent this but present other challenges (see below). The fenders snap into place at the brake brackets and the brackets at the wheel skewers. A short fender is provided that snaps on between the rear brake and seat tube. Installation is reasonably straightforward BUT the tricky part is that the brackets at the wheel skewers swing freely and as a result are a challenge to align with the fender stays when mounting or dismounting the wheel(s) for cleaning or repairing a flat. One should definitely practice mounting and dismounting wheels before having to change a flat tube on a dark and rainy commute. What works for me is to slide the fender stay quick releases partially onto the bracket swinging on the quick release, then pull the wheel into the dropouts. The brackets on the skewers will self-align before you lock down the quick release. Make sure the fender stays quick release snap into place on both sides of the wheel. Practice, practice. . .practice. After all is said and done, you'll be able to remove the fenders without having to remove the mounting brackets/hardware when drier weather returns. Not an advantage if you leave your fenders on all year, but the advantages of better protection and rigid setup are worthwhile in my opinion. That is, if you can live with the tricky wheel mount/dismounts.
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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