Who knew that one of the most popular accessories for mountain bikes and fat bikes would be some bits of plastic and a few zip ties? We’re talking of course about the number of fenders that have popped up and zipped onto forks across the world. As it turns out, the minuscule fenders are pretty effective at keeping most of the spray from hitting you in the face which is their main goal. They also serve to protect the seals and stanchions of your pricey suspension fork.
It also turns out that creating fenders that fit a wide range of bikes and tires sizes while standing up to all temperatures and riding conditions isn’t that easy. One of the first to pop up for fat bike use, D.Fender is back with a new range of fenders with increased fit and better performance whether your bike is fat, skinny, or somewhere in between…
Much like the original D.Fender, the new Fat model is meant for fat bikes with suspension forks. That includes the Lauf Carbonara as well as suspension forks designed to clear 27.5+ tires (probably 29+ as well). The fenders are all made and screen printed in the USA and are cut from a new material that is guaranteed to stand up to any condition with a 2 year no questions asked warranty. Heck, even the included zip ties are made in the USA. D.Fender Fats will sell for $16.99 and include everything needed to attach to the bike. Skinnier versions will soon be available to fit standard mountain bike forks as well.
Out back, the new D.Fender Rigid V2 also works well as a rear fender for the Salsa Bucksaw suspension fat bike. Also meant for rigid forks, the D.Fender R is built with all the same specs as the suspension fender and sells for $17.99.
Finally, in a move to help dealers display the fenders each will include an easily removable hang tag. The move means dealers can easily show the product on the shelves, yet the fender has almost no packaging keeping the price and the environmental footprint down to a minimum.