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  • They provide full-wrap coverage, even shielding riders behind you from tire spray thanks to the sturdy rubber mudflaps
  • Safety release tabs ensure your wheels will keep turning even if debris gets lodged between the fender and tire
  • City size Full Metal Fenders are designed for touring and CX bikes with 700 x 35tires maximum


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Best Use Urban Cycling
Fender Type Set
Material(s) Alloy
Dimensions 740 x 460 x 45 millimeters
Max Tire Width (mm) 35
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Study and Solid. I've had these about a month, and ridden about 300 miles in mixed terrain, including gravel roads. Set up instructions were clear. The kit is well equipped with everything you need. So far, no vibration or rattles. They appear to be well designed so far. The only thing I would change is to match the support rods to the color of the fender so they blend in more.
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DO NOT BUY THESE FENDERS!! I replaced SKS fenders that broke after 8 years of hard riding. Thought these metal fenders looked good and would be strong alternative - I was wrong. They look good but vibrate like crazy. The installation hardware is poor [tight locknuts on long install bolts are just dumb - I used old hardware to install]. I should have known given the "universal" installation hardwardware claims. Unlike SKS fenders, these have only ONE set of support stays per wheel and it makes a BIG difference. I am going to have to somehow beef up the fender support by jerry-rigging additional stay supports. Good concept - lousy execution. So I am out $120 on fenders that will probably cost me another $30 to make right. Buy SKS.
Date published: 2016-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! I bought these femders a few weeks ago to put on my commuting bike and have put 100+ miles on them so far. I get no rattling what so even when riding and hitting normal city bumps. I will however get the occasional noise, I wouldn't even call it a rattle, when I hit something larger than normal. Pothole, curb, ect. I have a problem with doing research before I spend my pesos. Many hours went into reading reviews and comparisons. The diferent construction materials, and mounting options. However there weren't many reviews on these fenders. They offer full coverage, they are metal and I liked the color so I bought them. One thing I came to understand about fenders during my research is that they can be a headache to mount and may require some creativity to get them perfect. The PDW FMF weren't a headache but did require some creativity and some shortening of the stays due to my setup. The stay attachments aren't flat like standard fenders and should be mounted on the outside of racks or on their own attachment point. I ended up flipping the stay and mounting it directly to my rear rack instead of my frame for a cleaner look, but I did have to shorten the stay arm for this. Also, I didn't have to make any modification or buy any additional parts to clear my disc brakes thanks to the mounting location on my All City Nature Boy. Cutting to the chase here course this has gone on long enough. I find there fenders to be exactly as they are advertised. Sturdy, full coverage fenders. Just know that with all fenders, some creativity and modification may be required.
Date published: 2016-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handsome form and function- rain/grit protection 5 months use without rattling.1 stay sufficient on my setup. Handsome coordinated style and color blends with bronze frame color Trek 520 touring bike.I'd accessorized with leather.I care about all that,so didn't want to use black or silver plastic.(I'd checked out Honjo and Gilles Berthoud metal fenders.Local bike shops told me install problems effect cost with those.) REI bike shop installed at price beating LBS. Touring bike had all the braze ons, so didn't have to use plastic ties.Shop used 1 screw to face outward and shorter than the kit provided. After months of rain, I had just end of clear adhesive tape PDW provided as buffer under stays that I needed to cut back from underside because it brushed against tire - tiny annoying brushing sound resolved.Not a rattle.Scissor trimmed 1/16".Function and looks fine. FYI,only because I had toe clips with a small frame with 700 wheels, I found the toe clips bumped the front fender.Regular pedals don't touch, so no problem when I took toe clip cage off the pedals. And I was mindful when changing flat to take care not to set onto the fenders.Good feature also is the safety release tab that I haven't needed - knock on wood!
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and functional, but color may not match! I'd had my eye on these for a while now, and deided to finally purchase a set of them. Because the color did not match the photos, I ended up putting them on a different bike than I'd originally intended, but it worked out really well in the end, so no worries there. They're described as "gunmetal gray," and most of the photos and the demo video show them to be a lighter matte gray/silver color; however, when my fenders arrived, I was surprised to see that they were not remotely close to the color I'd expected! Perhaps they're a newer "version" or something, but my fenders (I got the "city" size, by the way) are a very, very dark matte metallic charcoal gray, nearly black, with a greenish tint in the right lighting. Fortunately, because of this, they're a fantastic match for my bronze Trek 520 with its green leather saddle and bar tape! The fenders just look super-classy, and seem almost like they were custom designed specifically for my bike. It was an unexpected surprise that worked out well for me, but it may potentially leave another customer disappointed, so buyer beware! As for the construction and mounting of the fenders, I have no complaints there. They're very easy to assemble, with clear directions, and they fit perfectly fine on my bike with only a few minor adjustments needed to get them centered with proper clearance. Adjusting the stay length is a piece of cake. I've ridden with them for a week now, meanwhile, and I've had no issues whatsoever with loosening of hardware, rattling, or anything of the sort. I've ridden with these fenders in the rain and over wet roads as well, and they provide excellent coverage. The mudflaps are generously sized, and I'm pleased to report no "spillage" or excessive amounts of water flinging out and upward from the leading edge of the front fender as I've experienced with some others. They wipe clean pretty easily, too, unlike the plastic fenders I had on the bike previously, which developed a sort of permanent residue after a few rides in sloppy weather. Overall, these things are a tad pricey, for sure, but I imagine they'll last for many, many years of riding, and they'll look darn good the whole way through! As is the case with many things, if you can afford to spring for something a bit nicer, these fenders should be at the top of your list!
Date published: 2017-03-11
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Is the front fork brace removable? My disc brake-only fork has a hole right underneath the crown.

Asked by: L0nebiker
Mounting the City Full Metal Fenders without the stay is not recommended. If needed, Portland Design Works sells a disc brake compatible spacer that will work for your bike.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-01
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