Two Wheels - Six Strings

Random news and thoughts about various two-wheeled projects and music, especially my band, Skull Full Of Blues.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Finally Found Fat Fenders!

When I first got a fat bike, I started looking for fenders to fit it. At that point, unless you built your own, or modified a smaller fender, you were out of luck. I ended up with reshaped motorcycle fenders on my Salsa Mukluk.

Recently, I stumbled across this site:

I bought one of their fenders for 4" tires, but I did not buy the hardware kit. I figured I could come up with my own, for less money.

 Coverage is good, and the fender is nicely made (injection-molded, with a pebbly finish on the top). It is straight, and not twisted, like some plastic fenders can be.

I used standard wire fender stays and attachment hardware. It took a bit of bending and manipulating to get everything lined up, but it they worked out fine.

If the stays end up not being being sturdy enough, I will make new stays from aluminum flat-stock (that's what the Big O kit comes with). In the meantime, I'm glad to have a big wide fender over my big wide tire.