In short, fenders cover your ass. They're like giving your bike a dry cleaner, a condom, and insurance policy against being hip, all wrapped up into one. Your clothes will stay clean, your repair bills won't multiply, and you'll never suffer your own foolishness. We're big fans of "full fenders" at Green Machine, and we do a bang-up job with perfect installations, but we're happy to fit you up with clip-ons, secretly knowing they're a gateway drug to the full monty.
Ah, Velo Orange. Evocative of the classic period of French cycling that gave us puffy 650b tires, lots of fun handelbar shapes, and pinot noir. Maybe not the pinot noir, but V.O. does sell fenders and bars in noir to match your bike and your beret.
V.O. fenders start at $82/pr.
Installation typically $45.
If your bike is calling out for classy, yet moderately priced, high quality metal fenders, come see us about some V.O. mudguards. Your bike will say, "zut alors, le meilleur garde-boue!"
Planet Bike, headquartered in Chicago's northerly suburb, Wisconsin, offer respectable entries to the fender marketplace.
We really like the Cascadia ALX model, starting at $85/pr.
Installation typically $30.
Models that fit everything from your 29er shred machine to your funky uncle's recumbent, they not only keep trousers and drivetrain clean, but your conscience as well.
We do like us some matchy-matchy around here, and Tanaka fenders give you the excuse. Closely related to SOMA bikes, they offer fenders colored to match some of their most popular models.
If you're steppin' out a little more than the *ahem* average bike owner, think about having us fit up some Tanakas in a complementary, or even clashing, color. Come on, have some fun!
It's hard to explain why anyone would go to the lengths Honjo do to make their fenders, but then, that's exactly the reason to put them on your bike.
Please call for Honjo fender consultation.
Involved and pricey to install, there isn't a production fender out there that looks as good, or whose fit can be as perfectly customized for your bike as these. I mean, they're so awesome they don't even really have a website. Bow to the mighty Honjo.
SKS of Germany have been making reliable fenders (they insist on the Anglicized "mudguards") for a long, long time.
They're hard to beat for versatility, selection, price, and weight. Replacement parts? No problem. Integral mudflaps? Check. Precision German engineering? Yes. I've put the calipers on 'em, and lemme tell ya, they measure out just like the package says.