Bike: REI Co-OP e1.2 Installation: REI store mechanic installed it for me. Is it worth paying the fee for installation after they were installed? in my opinion, yes. Why? Because there is one screw in the back wheel that I prefer to have pointing away from the wheel instead towards the wheel. Some of the reviews talk about it and they say they do not care about having the screw pointing towards the wheel. I prefer not pointing towards the wheel. To have the screw pointing away from the wheel, you need to unmount the back wheel - unless you have a special allen key so low profile that you can use it between the fender and the wheel. I did not want to unmount the back wheel because that is where the motor is and did not want to deal with that stuff. So, took it to REI. Worth it? still a yes. Do the fenders work? Yup. I have been using them for a couple of months now in Denver and after going through puddles my pants and sweatshirt are still dry and unstained. NOTE: the little screws to adjust the length of the metal support beams are great! after REI installed the fenders I was not happy with the way they aligned in reference to the wheel. The only thing I needed to do was to loosen those little screws and adjust the length of the beams to my desired OCD alignment. Happy riding!
These fenders fit the e1.1 without any real issues. I had the local REI bike shop put them on, and am very pleased. I now feel more comfortable riding in the rain and other questionable weather. PDW offers a great product. Kansas...
Definitely a tough install (2 hours or so) but was able to get them on my e1.2 and they look great. Followed Jonathan R's advice to get them on without removing tires. Front tire was fairly straightforward. Ultimately might have just been easier to remove the rear tire but not sure. Peter E. claims 80mm bolt required but this isn't true - just need to fish the bolt up through stem and Allen key it from the opposite hole (though 80mm bolt through both holes probably would make the install easier). Skip step 5 in the instructions for e1.2. Also I didn't need to loosen or retighten stay tabs in steps 3 and 7. I put rearmost fender stay on the outside of the other stay in step 7 (instructions appear to depict it on the inside). Didn't *need* bike mechanic stand due to small ground clearance provided by kick stand, but certainly would have made things easier. Good luck!
Just installed these last night on my e1.2 and they look great. I was even able to install them without removing the wheels. The front wheel was easy and the instructions shouldn't even recommend removing it. Just fish the bolt up into the fork and you are good to go. The rear was a little more challenging but I got it done. I completely deflated the rear tire and then used an allen wrench to loosen the attachment bolt. Then I used a pliers to fully unscrew and remove the bolt. I installed the rear fender and used the same bolt to reattach. I worked it in with my fingers and pliers most of the way and finally used the allen wrench to snug it up.
These work great on my REI CO-OP Generation e1.2, the same bike modeling these fenders on PDW’s website. However, you need a M5 x 80mm bolt, that didn’t ship with the set, to mount the front fender to the top of the fork to complete the install.