- Full length mudguards for a 29er
Right- commuting to my new job means I need to get mudguards on my Burls.
It has all the necessary fixing points, but who makes a set of guards that will accommodate a 29er tyre- I’ll be running it in touring guise, so Schwalbe Marathons – 2.0 inch width.
I’ve seen these:
PPosted 5 years ago
Not sure how they differ to the cheaper bluemels on bike discount, though?Posted 5 years ago
There’s always Gilles Berthoud…Posted 5 years ago
I run a full mudguard (rear only) on my Salsa Fargo with Big Apple 2.35″ and those are about as big as they come. It’s tight to be fair (but then that was expected as my tyres are a fair bit wider than the maximum recommended for the guards i have) but it works great and makes a massive difference in the wet.
I have the SKS ones and would certainly recommend them.Posted 5 years ago
where are you, TTPaul?
I’m fairly sure mine are the 55s (could even be the 45s?) and I’ve had 2.0″ fat franks under them. The fat franks are admittedly on the small side, more like 42c or 44c than 48c, and you need to be a bit more careful about fitting to avoid rubbing, but they work.Posted 5 years ago
Just checked my CRC order history and it was the Bluemels.
It was the 700c 53mm ones which were called ‘Trekking’ when i bought them but the measurements seem the same.Posted 5 years ago
Quick bit of feedback after trying to fit the 700×65 SKS Bluemels to my Fargo.
The good news is the rear fits a treat and easily accommodated the Racekings 2.0 that the Fargo came with and the Twinrail 2.2 I’m fitting. The bad news is that the front is a faff. The “crown bracket” isn’t going to be long enough for a suspension-corrected fork and the LHS struts will also require some bodging to avoid the disc calliper. The usual trick of bending the struts to take up the slack, etc wont work as there isn’t enough spare length to provide the bend and then reach the mudguard. Nothing impossible but they don’t “just fit”.Posted 5 years agosnipswhispersMember
i had a similair clearance problem with the lower mudguard struts.
hopefully a photo of my handywork will appear.
i used a couple of pieces of soft steel with holes at each end (from an old bike mount) along with some spare bolts from vee brakes.
it would be tidier with m4/5? bolts/ butterfly nuts and spring washers.Posted 5 years agocommanderMember
McMoonter, I’ve just fitted the SKS ones from DE linked to right at the top of this page to my Fargo, the 65mm ones.
Easy job, back one is a perfect fit and the front just needed the stays on the left re-shaping and then cutting down to run from the mid-fork rack mount rather than the mudguard eye (so the stays miss the brake).
With the crown bracket I fixed it to a 1/2″ ‘L’ bracket fixed to a 1″ fork plug fixed into the bottom of the steerer.
If I think on tomorrow I’ll take and post some pictures, but they are blob on for the Fargo.Posted 5 years ago
lots of pics herePosted 5 years ago
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