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25 Feb ’11 Comments (6) Blog, Recently Spotted

New Product: SKS Longboard Fenders

SKS Longboard Fenders
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As I sit in my office in Charlotte, NC the rain is pouring down. The road and ground are starting to pool up with water and I’m fortunate to be in dry clothes and happy wool clad feet as I watch silly cyclist roll by. The cyclist aren’t silly for riding in the rain, but for riding with out proper fender’age. If only they had been able to read about the new SKS Longboard Fenders that have the “best coverage on the planet” as the company brags.

SKS Longboard Fender Set

MSRP: $44.99-49.99
Dimensions: 700×28-37 tires with a 45mm width profile. 6″ mudflap extension. Stainless hardware and all that jazz
Colors: Black, Silver, Beige *yes beige*

SKS Longboard Fenders on Rivendell

  • SKS Longboard Fenders
    SKS Longboard Fenders Silver
  • SKS Longboard Fenders
    SKS Longboard Fenders Beige
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    LONGBOARD_black_stay
  • SKS Longboard Fenders on Rivendell
    SKS Longboard Fenders on Rivendell

6 Responses to New Product: SKS Longboard Fenders

  1. Jeff Frederick says:

    They look like they provide great coverage. I have a ‘rain’ bike which I commute with only when it is raining or high probability of rain on the way home. Fenders provide a great deal of protection from getting water soaked shoes. I also use gore-tex booties as an extra bit of protection to ensure my feet stay dry. I don’t like wet feet. I’m ok with the rest of my body getting soaked as I am always soaked when my commute is finished from perspiration.

    How easy is the installation of this product? Do you have to have fender outlets? I have a road bike that I commute with once a year or so and would probably get it out more if I could find some fenders for it.

    Ride safe,

    Jeff

  2. Jeff Frederick says:

    They look like they provide great coverage. I have a ‘rain’ bike which I commute with only when it is raining or high probability of rain on the way home. Fenders provide a great deal of protection from getting water soaked shoes. I also use gore-tex booties as an extra bit of protection to ensure my feet stay dry. I don’t like wet feet. I’m ok with the rest of my body getting soaked as I am always soaked when my commute is finished from perspiration.

    I know this is not a review but would be curious to know: How easy is the installation of this product? Do you have to have fender outlets? I have a road bike that I commute with once a year or so and would probably get it out more if I could find some fenders for it.

    Ride safe,

    Jeff

  3. Jeff,

    SKS makes an easy on/off for road bikes with out bosses but they aren’t full coverage like these… Possibly try utilizing hose clamps as long as you are careful and not clamping down on carbon.

    Let us know what you find!

  4. Melanie says:

    I purchased the SKS Longboard Fenders in beige (which looks perfect with dark brown bike) and they do provide great coverage. Sadly, the mounting system comes loose rather quickly when navigating the wonderfully bumpy and many times pot-holed streets of Chicago. In fact, I used some Gorilla Tape/Duct tape to fasten the fender stays more solidly to the fender, as the provided hardware kept popping off. Now that the fender stays are properly taped (with matching color duct tape) they are solid and the tape isn’t that noticeable. I do wish the mounting system for the stays was better, but my solution worked and you can’t even tell I have them taped unless you get a very close look at the bike.

    Overall, good fenders, well made, and provide great rain coverage, just the attachment system does work its way loose so you may want to keep something around to tighten the bolts up with every so often.

  5. Mel Hughes says:

    Have you had any front end shimmy issues with the Longboards? When I put them on my bike, it seems that the lightweight fenders and stays, coupled with the greater length and mudflap start to oscillate back and forth. If I take my hands off the bars, it sets up one heck of a front end shimmy! I finally removed the front fender…

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