Out on the road, the SKS Raceblade Long fenders worked flawlessly, save for a bit of rattle from the front wheel’s forward fender. It’s short and only secured at one end, and has a tendency to bounce around some. I needed to bend the bracket upwards a little so it wouldn’t hit the tire every time I hit a crack or pothole. There’s also a small fender gap around the brake calipers, so you still may end up with some grime accumulation there.
If you don’t want to use the fenders on a particular ride, you can easily pop them off, but leave the brackets in place for next time. The brackets are a little unsightly, but I for one would rather save the time if I knew the fenders would be going back on soon.
SKS says that max tire size is 25mm, but my Parlee Z5 SL with 26mm Specialized Turbo tires fit no problem, and honestly, I think you might be able to push to a 28mm tire. Bottom line, for anyone who rides in the rain and wet, the SKS Raceblade Long fenders are a great protective solution that can easily be taken off when not needed. Mount up a pair and your bike, body — and riding buddies — will thank you.
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