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Being Universal fitment it all depends how many Guard mounts your Bike has to determine how easy they are to put on. in my case it was relatively easy just a few tweaks later and now are totally rattle free and look fantastic, the finish on them looks quality and should last a long time and the front and rear flexible mudflaps give excellent coverage protection from water splashes. Please note that light fitting doesn’t come with Gaurds I added that.
I have had a lot of different PB fenders and these by far are the best. I could no longer handle the rattling of the Cascadia's on my road bike so took them off. I was looking for a better solution and checked out VO but then saw these as well a s a great review on another site so ordered them here.
All I can say is they are solid with zero vibration. They also provide more clearance. My bike is designed for 28mm tires with fenders and with the Cascadias, I could barely get the tires to fit and they cleared by only a couple mm front and rear. The limited clearance combined with the vibration meant they touched the tires frequently mostly in front. These have tons of clearance and 28s went on without any problem at all.
The bridge clip is metal, like that on a SKS, so it takes a bit longer than the plastic one that comes with a Cascadia, but again the end result is no vibration. The metal clip also is thinner allowing for more clearance.
On a side note, one thing PBS doesn't do is make the bridge clip hole, whether it be plastic or metal, long enough. I could get tons more clearance with the rear fender if the clip hole was longer. It was a snap fling the plastic one longer but the metal one will take a bit more doing. Not that I need the room but I am kind of finicky with fenders and like even spacing around the wheel. The way the bridge clip is doesn't allow for that.
I've used Planet Bike on two bikes in the past, one a fat tire cruiser and the other a skinny tire road bike. But they were plastic. This is my first go with the aluminum.
I like the construction of these. My cargo bike is a 96'er, running a 29" Big Apple up front, and a 26 x 2.35 Big Apple rear. Obviously, the 29" fender isn't a perfect match for the 26" rear tread. But I can "apply some English" to the mounting points and the fender takes the shape I give it (within reason) and I swear you couldn't look at it and notice the (slight) size mismatch.
The bag of included hardware is good, with different length bolts, spacers, nuts, a zip tie, and even an extra fender bracket. Most of it won't be needed.
I do suggest that, if you've never installed these before, don't be afraid to be a little heavy-handed to bend and otherwise deform the wire mounting posts, and even utilize zip ties and spacer blocks to get these to conform to your will. Based on my long time experience with their plastic models, once set these stay put pretty well, and they're durable.
I ordered these fenders for my 27.5" wheel set Diamonback mountain bike. I have started pulling a Burley Bee trailer so my daughter can go with on rides, but was exposed to flying water and debris. I modified the rear fender slightly so it would mount further around providing even lower coverage. Last ride went through so deep water, no splash up, no sand or mud in the trailer!! Couldn't be happier! Plus, they keep the mud off of me too.... good deal.
I am not easy on my bike. I have these on my "do everything" bike and I mean do EVERYTHING. I go everywhere on it. On road, off road and everywhere in between. While I wish the mounts were a little less flimsy, as the fender isn't mounted very rigidly, it is on well enough that it hasn't taken any damage in the nearly 6 months of hard riding they've been through. The black paint holds up well too. I debated getting silver to avoid the scratches showing but, honestly, these haven't scratched any that I can tell. I was also worried about "clanking" from rocks getting thrown up in to the metal fender but I haven't noticed this either... either these don't make a lot of noise when stuff hits them or rocks getting thrown up in the fender is not as common as I'd imagined.
Bought these to put on a new Cannondale Topstone. Installed they have been working pretty good. The install had to be customized so anyone buying these should be comfortable making modifications. In this situation the M5 bolts were a bit too short to attach the front. I had to buy longer bolts at the hardware store. The mounting points on the front make the remaining pieces of rod too long, I had to cut them with a dremel cut off wheel. The rear went on without modification.
The fenders fit very well. Installation was easy, but with one minor issue regarding the front fender. The bracket must be attached to the rear of the fork, not the front as the instructions suggest. Keep in mind that the rear wheel must be removed in order to install these. Other than that, they were installed within 45 minutes, and I am no expert.
After my initial 10 mile ride, I heard no rattling whatsoever. Super high quality product. Definitely worth the extra money, especially when compared to the fenders that Dahon offers, which are plastic.
Very, very minimal instructions. If you don't have prior knowledge of how to install these, you'll likely find yourself re-reading the instructions multiple times and scratching your head along the way. Fenders were also missing a nut, had to go scavenging around my garage for one that fit these bolts. Other than that, yeah, they stop water from getting on your butt when the road is wet.