April 13, 2018
Front Wheel 26″ Cone Black Hub Quick Release QR
Obrcz-SwiftArriv, aluminum, double chamber, conical
External width of encircles-24 mm
Internal width of obreczy-19 mm
Number of spokes-36
Hub-aluminum, JoyTech (fast closer)
Brand: Stars Circle
SKS Dashboard Front Bicycle Fender for 26-Inch Mountain Bike Tires
- Cone fits inside steerer tube on first use, then fender slides off an on hardware tool free.
- This cool stealthy fender is mounted tool free after the first ride.
- Stays well where it’s placed and not making any rattling noises.
- What is not made clear by the sellers is, that it makes a perfect matching pair with SKS Dashblade rear fender.
- Fact that it is not packaged in pairs, and different names given, might be confusing to many prospective buyers.
- Specifically – I purchased these fenders for my new Montague Paratrooper Pro 26″ wheels, and it is a perfect match of color and style.
- My Paratrooper Pro looks as it was born with these fenders.
- What was also important to me that when fenders are attached – they add beauty to the bike and serve well as a mud guards.
- They can be taken off in just few seconds, and only small black latch under the header marks place where front fender was attached.
- Nothing remains on the bike after rear one is taken out.
- It is a mystery to me why these fenders were given different names and are not sold in pairs.
- I strongly recommend these fenders to anybody who can figure out that this style and colour will look good on his bike.
- My front fork had “suspension” (I never saw it actually get used) and it did not have a screw hole for my normal front fender so I had a bolted one on the back and this one on the front.
- It was a bit difficult to install and I couldn’t get it to line up perfectly straight (off by a few degrees), but it worked pretty well.
- It didn’t fit through my fork that well so I was worried it might break the plastic, but its a pretty durable unit.
- It shields against some upsplashing, but it was like 6 inches from the wheel so it bounced of this and could still hit my legs.
- I crashed and broke my front fork and the new one did not have suspension, so I put the matching one on (that I couldn’t use previously).
- Looks like it came with attachments to fit just about any possible fork combination.
- Since installing it I’ve yet to get a face full of mud as I did before.
- Flexible but feels really well made, you can tell it won’t break easily.
- Easy to remove as well so if you don’t want to use it when the conditions are dry simply remove and store away.
- I don’t care for the angles and crease look and much prefer smooth curves and arcs.
- My only real complaint is that there is slight play in the mounting no matter how tight you torque the clamp down.
- For my XC style riding and urban commuting I can’t ask for much more.
- It’s the first one I am happy when raining on my dirt commuter trail I am using almost everyday.
- I appreciate the simple clip system that allows me to remove the fender by great weather.
- The installation was simple, the attachment mechanism is clever and easy to use.
- A problem arose when I went to detach it for the first time.
- I was being reasonably gentle with it but nonetheless managed to break part of the plastic that holds the front of the fender.
- There is a square cutout, and the sides are pretty thin.
- I applied superglue, and its holding now, but it seems like it will only be a matter of time before it breaks again.
- It looks good, serves it purpose well, but is easy to break.
- It does a pretty good job on the dirtboard side, and I have no more issues with spray from my front tire kicking up into my face with this in place.
- The quick-release feature makes it very convenient to take off when not needed.
- It is pretty sturdy and resists being pushed around by the wind much better than my old one, which would slam into my tire sometimes.
- When riding it tends to rock with wind at faster speeds and it moves a bit if I bump it.
- It’s nothing that can’t be overcome by adjusting it if you drop your bike or anything, but it’s still a bit disappointing.
- Other than the mild (very mild) instability I do appreciate this product.
- It keeps a good deal of water off of me when I ride to and from class if it’s been rainy recently.
- Remember its plastic, so be a little bit careful in how you smack it around.
Blackburn Tech Mag Race Trainer
- I’ve heard good things about Travel Trac but I’m a big fan of the tech mag race at this price.
- Has a wider footprint and goes for 80% more everywhere else, and again- a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.
- This trainer was recommended by my local bike shop and I am definitely happy with it.
- I had no trouble setting it up and have been using it regularly with no problems.
- It cuts it really close in my experience fully extended.
- I accidentally added a stripe to the carpet before noticing.
- Other than that the mechanism for holding the back tire in place is a bit awkward to get right.
- Great trainer, acceptable noise, surprisingly comprehensive resistances for the typical rider, you shouldn’t be disappointed.
- Have had Traveltrac mag, fluid, and rollers and this trainer is better than all of them.
- It’s not built to be the best in the world but for a portable solution, it’s hard to beat.
- I would recommend to any person seeking a quality yet affordable exercise stationary bicycle setup.
- Takes a little bit to find the sweet spot for tire on the roller and resistance adjustments, but It’s worth it.
- But the instructions for set up were difficult to follow.
- Everything hooked up easily and having the remote adjuster is a nice luxury.