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We’ve covered Bamboo Bee’s crowd-funded bike and build-your-own frame kits in the past, and now they’ve come back to Kickstarter with a new do-it-yourself project kit, a set of bamboo fenders that are heat-molded to your own bike. They way they work is by using a layer of memory film (patent pending) sandwiched between two layers of bamboo veneers, that when heated up molds to your tire, getting a perfect smooth fit. Come past the break to take a closer look and see how easy it is to customize them to your own bike at home, with just a hair dryer…

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The Mandy Fender is targeted at cyclists that would like a nice looking set of fenders for their bike, but don’t want some off the shelf plastic solution, and would like something a bit more flexible. Strap the flat Mandy Fender to your tire, and with five-minutes of hot air from a hair dryer, the fenders take the shape of your bike’s wheels and will hold their shape until you reheat them again to install on a different bike.

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The Mandy Fender is one of the most flexible fenders to hit the market, fitting nearly every type of bike out of the box, and offering the ability to readjust them for a different bike or wheel size down the line. They’re also rather easy to install, using a common fender mounting system, and coming with all the hardware needed for most every type of fender-friendly bike. The custom molding and installation process is said to take less than 30 minutes and includes a simple video tutorial. Made from laminated bamboo, the Mandy Fender is also light, strong, and weather-resistant, with stainless steel and chrome-plated hardware to withstand the elements.

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From mounting to forming to assembly (with all of the hardware included in the kit) you get a custom installation and a unique look. With 40 days still to go on their Kickstarter project, the Mandy Fender already has surpassed their $10,000 funding goal and has sold out their first backer deals. But they still have the chance to get a set of customizable fenders for $49 for 50% off of the expected $100 retail price, with delivery slated for February 2016.

BambooBee.net

11 comments

  1. S on

    That bike has no front brake and the rear looks like it is on the bottom side of the seat stay. Wouldn’t that rip the brake pads out?

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  2. Dan on

    They don’t show one bike with fender and brakes in any of their illustrations/images. I wouldn’t think there would be clearance issues. But now that S drew my attention to it…

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  3. Daniel on

    Why do companies make short fenders, they are useless at preventing water from spraying on a riders feet and on the drivetrain…

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  4. Droid on

    For me, flat fenders work great. 90% of the protection of curved fenders. You may catch some spray when you go fast thru a puddle. They are easier to clean out. Debris tend to self-eject out the side, rather than getting trapped.

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  5. Frank on

    Few people have first-hand knowledge of just how much better full fenders work. “Full” means the front fender starts near the ground; it also means a rounded section with small full-length hidden channels along both sides, formed by rolling up the edges inward. With this type of fender clothes, feet and chain remain dry even at practical utility cycling speeds.

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  6. Droid on

    I have ridden with full coverage curved profile fenders with mud flaps for many years. Same with full coverage flat fenders with mud flaps for about 6 years (so far). I give up very little lwith the change to flat fenders. Also they seem safer to me because they tend to eject debris that may get trapped under them. And they are cheap, since I use hardware aluminum strip and make my own struts. Don’t let naysayers scare you away from trying flat fenders.

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