How do I choose a bike fender?

Do I want fenders on my bike?

If you are a “fair weather” cyclist, you don’t need fenders, but if you are a serious cyclist, and don’t live in a desert climate, you really should have at least one bicycle with fenders. Fenders make a tremendous difference when you are riding roads that are wet from drizzle, recent rain, or snowmelt.

Why are there no mudguards on bikes?

Many mountain bikers will never use mudguards because they like to get dirty. To them mountain biking is about getting out in nature. Roughing it, so to speak instead of riding on comfortable pavement. Rather than worry about getting wet, they will wear waterproof clothing.

How do I choose a bike mudguard?

The two main things to keep an eye out for are clearance (the distance between your frame and wheels), and if your frame has eyelets. Eyelets mean you should be able to fit full-length mudguards (depending on clearance). If not, clip-on mudguards are what you’ll have to work with.

Why are there no fenders on bikes?

You can probably skip the fenders if:

You’re riding primarily off-road (if you’re out for a trail ride, you probably expect to get a little dirty). … You’re racing (fenders add extra weight). You’re planning to change clothes at your destination and don’t mind wet feet and ankles en route.

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Why do most bikes not have fenders?

Fenders have to be pulled into shape for mounting: Inbuilt stresses cause them to break after 2-3 seasons. Bike frame not designed for fenders means: Clearances are tight. Fenders tend to rub on tires. Fenderlines aren’t perfect, so the bike’s appearance is compromised.

Is mudguard necessary on bikes?

A mudguard is a must to stop you getting a big stripe of mud splattered down your back at the slightest hint of rain. If you want to avoid having to change your entire outfit after each journey, you need the right mudguards.

What bike do I need for my height?

#1 – Simple Size Chart

Your Height Bike Frame Size
5’7″ – 5’11” 16 – 17 inches
5’11” – 6’2″ 17-19 inches
6’2″ – 6’4″ 19 – 21inches
6’4″ and taller 21+ inches