These are amazing. Capable, sturdy, with wonderful instructions. I cant believe they were as perfect for my bike, which had little clearance to work with, as they were. Ya love to see it.
Just installed. I do not own a bike without fenders. Decided on the PDW because they look the sturdiest on the market. I especially liked the double stays on the rear fender - more in a bit. I am 58. Previous fenders have lasted me 10+ years and probably longer. I am hoping that these will be the ONLY set I purchase for this bike! I am already aware that because they are aluminum they are less "forgiving" to random "catches". Hopefully this is not an issue but there is a learning curve for me. Two mods: First, I switched the front and rear flaps - the front one now makes contact with a curb if I ride over one but on a different bike I installed a LARGE flap which came within 10 cm of the ground - possibly closer - and was THRILLED with how dry my feet and drivetrain stayed in nasty riding conditions. (I may yet modify and switch out that flap - it is 28cmx16cm - and install it on these fenders!) Second, I mounted the second stay to the lowest set of holes - for the flap - for two reasons. First, so I could mount my micro-light on the other set - without having to drill MORE holes! - and second, on the hope that this will increase stability. I was NOT able to secure the fender to the frame at the stay-bridge because of clearance issues on the bike - KONA I'm commenting to you, too - but WAS able to attach the fender at the bottom bracket stay bridge with an M5 flathead bolt. Because I made these modifications AFTER I had installed the fenders I had already used the "anti-rattle" stickers. No biggy. I used a piece of electrical tape and it will be easy enough to insert a small piece of innertube at the contact points if there is an issue. So far, no rattles! Stay safe out there, peeps! (Riding in Ontario, Canada!)
I was looking for a good set of fenders for my touring bike and came across the PDW 700x55 full metal fenders. I ordered from PDW and received the fenders in just a few days. The quality of the fenders is very good and they are strong but not too heavy. I really liked that all the attachments came with hardware so modifications were easy. I cut the struts so I could connect them to the front and rear racks on my bike. I also cut the rear fender a bit shorter so that I can wheel my bike up vertically on the rear wheel for times when I need to maneuver into tight space or get past a car in my garage. Overall, these fenders are worth the price and work great. Good job, PDW, on your design!
Excellent product, and well worth the money, I will be hesitant to buy any other brand
The installation was relatively simple on my gravel bike, just needed some wire cutters to trim the stays. Also, they're solid once installed and don't rattle. The long length also provides very good coverage. The reason for only 3-stars is I've found the design with the flat middle and limited side overhang allows quite a bit of water/debris to splatter from the sides of the fenders onto the fork, seat stays and my legs, which partly defeats the purpose of having fenders. I think this flaw would be remedied if PDW used the more traditional rounded shape for the body of these fenders.
This was my first time installing fenders and the process was pretty straight forward. They are very solid and rattle free during my short test ride. They look super nice on my Space Horse as well!
Have these on my "do everything" Seven, and I couldn't be happier. Secure, keeps me clean and dry and provides sufficient clearance to ride on all of my chosen gravel roads (I'm running 700x44 tubeless tires). Oh, and they look sweet!
Love the look of these and trust them to do the job as long as they stay in place! Took me a long minute to install the rear fender. The rear stays are just too short and I have my doubts about them staying in place. In hindsight, might have been better to have my LBS do the installation, but what's done is done and not sure what they could have done differently to account for the rear stays being too short.
The installation was straight forward. However, the rear fender took several hours to adjust to get a proper fit. The main problem was that the rear fender vertical stay needs to be 1/2" longer to reach the mounting holes on the frame of the bicycle. I installed the fenders on a 2021 TREK Verve II bicycle with 700c-45mm tires. After spending several hours re-adjusting the fender mounts I was only able to achieve getting the stay into 1/4" into the eyelet. The clearance between the fender and tire is slightly less than the 10mm recommended by the manufacturer. Because the stay tips are not up into the eyelet the joint still flexes after tightening. The tips of the stays need to be at least 1/2" to 3/4" (not 1/4") into the eyelet so that the joint doesn't flex. My concern is that the stay will eventually separate under normal use from the eyelets.