Rated 1 out of 5áby SanDiegoGuy Difficult to install
I found it quite difficult to install. The included nuts and bolts were of low quality and the threads wore down quickly. The rear fender is a tight fit and the mud flap gets in the way pulling the entire fender off.
February 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby pd44 Planet Bike
Planet Bike makes great products, happy I could purchase these through LL Beans.
August 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby riverTrails they're ok
personally I think they cost a too much for what you get. There is no way to adjust the distance between the fender and wheel on either the front or back and I think they ride way to close to the tire. On the front it does have a sliding loop however on my bike it bumps right into the base of the tube so it needs to be fully extended right next to the tire eliminating any adjustability.
On the rear my bridge did have a hole for mounting a fender it is however ninety degrees to the parts on this fender meaning for a $$$ pair of fenders I still have to use zip ties to mount. And even at that it's not a confident mounting ( I expect it will come undone at a bad time - murphy's law)
My biggest rant about them is the use of a 10mm hex bolt meaning I now have to carry an extra tool that is not found on bike tools. I truly hate when part (bike) manufactures don't try and keep their products in harmony with a typical bike repair kit. I seem to be seeing this more and more
July 31, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby KMTKC fenders
bought fenders for my wifes acadia cruiser. installation relatively easily, did have some trouble with screws on front fender, half way on and refused to turn. difficult to get tools in place. after 3rd try went together. they look good and work great just back from ride along canal towpath some mud, wife and bike are clean
May 9, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5áby lwkwafi Good for the money
These are pretty solid fenders that will do a great job of keeping your feet dry. The extended mudflaps serve their stated purpose quite well.
I am, however, a little let down that the front fender is so short on the top end. I compared the length to my older Planet Bike hardcore fenders and found the fronts to be the same length, which is curious given the longer mudflaps on the Cascadias. If you mount the fenders on the front of the fork crown (as directed), you lose the benefit of the flaps.
I am only concerned that now my front light will get sprayed with more water than normal, as it sits to the right of my front rack, and it lines up with the end of the front fender. Had the fender been as long as the PB Hardcore on the top, this would not be a worry of mine.
I may look into replacing these with SKS longboards 45 if this turns out to be a problem.
March 14, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5áby BargainSeeker Didn't fit
I bought these fenders along with a Delta Megarack Ultra for my son's Runaround Cruiser bike.
The fenders wouldn't fit with the rack on, so I returned them. If you don't want a rack, these fenders would probably be fine.
July 12, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5áby GrnGrl Sturdy, light, well designed, and keep you dry!
I've had these installed on my bike for a week now, and am very impressed. The day I put them on I went and rode through the deepest puddles (up to 3" deep) I could find. After riding through 4 or 5 times at various speeds, I and my bike still stayed completely dry.
These fenders cover almost 3/4 of the tire, but I find them to be extremely light. They are made of a hard but flexible and resilient plastic, with flexible rubber mudguards at the ends. A friend of mine quipped that these are the fenders to get if you're worried about keeping the person behind you dry. And he's right, not only do I stay dry, the mud doesn't go flying behind me either. So these would be great for a bike tour- where you don't want to splatter your fellow biker behind you.
The installation directions were spartan at best. Also be aware that you have to have the right size allen wrenches- they are not included. I'm handy, and it took me about a 30 min to install and adjust them so they didn't rub. If you're not handy or just not into fiddling around with the fenders to get them adjusted, you might want to take them to your local bike store to get installed. My LBS said they'd charge me 10 bucks.
Overall, I would buy these again. Well done Planet Bike!
(Note- These fenders are intended for bikes that have holes on the rear drop-outs and front forks dropouts to screw into. If you don't have these holes, look for clip-on type fenders)
January 17, 2009