Best Cycling Bike Gifts: Fenders & Racks

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Welcome to the RoadBikeReview Holiday Gift Guide! In this economy, money is tight so you will want to be sure that you spend wisely. Our suggestions below are designed to save you time and let you know everything you need to about the different products on the market vying for your hard earned cash. Below is today’s list of top rated picks, and be sure to head back to the RoadBikeReview 2011 Holiday Gift Guide main page to see the rest of the gift suggestions to help you this holiday season.

Cycling fender and rack gift ideas- Winter is here and so is the rain, sleet, and snow that might keep cyclists off the road and at home on the trainer. Except those with solid fenders on their bike! Here are a few fender and rack ideas for those on your list who won’t let a little inclement weather prevent them from getting out and putting in the miles. If you have a product suggestion that’s not included in our list, please post them in the comments, we’ll add the best suggestions to the list!

SKS X-tra Dry Fender

A classic minimalist and simple, durable yet lightweight, fender for use on most bikes. This fender is one of the quickest to install and remove fenders for cyclist who occasionally get caught in the rain. Staying dry without the bulk of full wrap fenders, the cyclist on your list will arrive at their destination with a dry backside.

Features:
• Shock-resistant high performance plastic
• easy quick-release-fastening by powerstrap for all seatposts
• 140 grams

MSRP: $16

Website: http://www.sks-germany.com/

CRUD Roadracer MK2 Road Fenders

When the weather turns ugly and the single rear fender won’t cut it, these CRUD Roadracer MK2 Road Fenders are the next step to keeping dry on your ride. Easily adjusted rubber fittings ensure easy installation and removal. These super light fenders ensure optimal aerodynamics and fit easily on road bikes without eyelets.

Key Features:
• Quick release racing bike fender
• No eyelets required
• Fenders is 33 millimeters wide
• Maximum tire size is 25mm
• Weight: 180 grams

MSRP: $56.00

Website: http://www.crudproducts.com

Topeak Explorer Tubular Rack

A tough tubular aluminum rear rack perfect for classic loaded touring, commuting or just running errands. QuickTrack™ compatible for use with any MTX TrunkBag and rear basket.

Key Features:
• Attachements: Braze-On Type
• Material: 6061 T-6 Hollow Aluminum
• Bag Compatibility: MTX QuickTrack™ System
• Max. Weight Capacity: 25 kgs / 55 lbs
• Added Features: Solid Fender Top, Fits All Frame, RedLite Mount, Tail Light Mount
• Weight: 625 g / 1.38 lbs

MSRP: $55

Website: http://www.topeak.com/



About the author: Thien Dinh

Thien Dinh gained most his cycling knowledge the old fashioned way, by immersing himself in the sport. From 2007 to early 2013, Thien served as RoadBikeReview Site Manager, riding daily while putting various cycling products through its paces. A native of California, Thien also enjoys tinkering with photography and discovering new music.


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