I could go on and on describing how happy I am with this but, suffice it to say that in the long list of stuff I've bought for my bicycles, this things ranks right up there amongst the best money I've ever spent. It's light, folds flat so it can be packed away, and installs literally in seconds. I like it so much that I'm going to get a second one for my mountain bike.
I bought this for a rain road bike with wider tires (28 mm). It works fairly well to keep your shorts and jacket from getting wet and the streak. Easy to mount but the the flip down lock can be iffy. It fell off once. I put an elastic band across the indentations so that it cannot slip off. I understand that new Ass Saver design is to have the locking tab flip up. The new design might work better.
I appreciate the ability to remove and store the flat, foldable portion of this fender in a back pocket (or anywhere else) without removing the clamping mechanism. It's a feature I wouldn't have thought I wanted but I've ended up putting it to use a lot. Smart stuff, PDW, as usual. I'm not sure about durability but if I haven't updated my review, it means there were no issues.
Apparently the description failed to mention this is only for MTB and ATB wheels... it's not long enough for 700c or 29 wheels because it will still allow a rooster tail to hit the back of your helmet or a backpack which I use while commuting.
It would have been perfect for a regular MTB, clamping mechanism is secure and the allen bolt allows you to tighten the fender tightly.
Depending on bike geometry and other factors, this rear fender can be used on a 700C (ISO 622) wheel. I've used it successfully and have seen it on other bikes around town here in Portland, OR. It might take some adjusting to catch all the the spray which might otherwise reach you, but it can usually be done.
A full coverage fender will always provide better protection and help to keep you dry and comfortable in bad weather. Planet Bike's Cascadia Fenders are a great choice.
I love my SKS X-tra Dry rear fender for a few reasons
1. Wider than normal fenders, great for road, mtn, or cross tires.
2. Budget price!
3. I can switch this fender between all my bikes within seconds! Adjusts super easy to fit just about any seatpost. Like many others, I have multiple bikes and sometimes would rather take the mtn bike to work rather than commuter. Boom, three seconds and the SKS is moved from the commuter to mtn bike.
4. Very durable. Pliable, so wont crack or break easily.
I have two of these, one lives on a bike overseas. I bought a second one, and it is even better, they changed the material on the strap that cinches the fender to the seat post, and it holds better than the original, and the company then replaced the strap for my old one. Excellent.
This rear fender is very easy to set up and adjust, and offers excellent protection against rear wheel spray. The seatpost grippper stays firmly in place, so you don't have to deal with it sliding mid-ride and exposing you back end to water. The fender itself also detachesre-attaches to the mounting bracket, which makes the fender versatile for changing conditions like a wet ride to work and a dry ride home.
Took a little bit of adjustment to get it properly snug so it didn't drift, but once adjusted correctly it barely moves. Does a good job keeping the mud off me. I'd buy it again.
Bought one of these to use on my hardtail MTB. Saved me from the dreaded skunk strip several times. Then I went to visit my son and could not take my bike, so I planned on riding his in the rain. Quick disconnect works great, one snap and it is on or off. I took the fender along and re-mounted it on his MTB for use while I was at his house. Decided to leave it with him, as he did not have a fender. Came home and ordered 2 more, a replacement for me and a gift for my other son. Now all 3 of us have this excellent rear fender on our MTBs. It would work equally well on a road bike with the seat post mounting strap.
I bought the fender for my road bike and after one use in a good rain my back was sprayed as much as ever, the fender is not long enough. I liked the idea of the easy attachment, but of it doesn't work, I could have attached a piece of poo for free and got the same results.
I was tired of scrubbing the dirt out of my expensive riding shorts and jerseys after only a few small puddles on the trail left a line of muck up my back. I thought I would try this fender and I am so glad I did. It went on to the seat post in about 1 minute. It stayed in place for a 15 mile single track ride. I hit some pretty muddy spots on the trail and when I got home my clothes were as clean as when I left, not counting the sweat. For under $15 you need to have one of these ready to throw on your bike when the trail is not going to be completely dry.
Nearly perfect fender, it's light, effective, easy to change between bikes, and it can fold away for easy storage. Not very theft-proof, but it's survived 4 months of parking in downtown Washington DC.
I got this fender so I could quickly attach it and detach it without issue and it fits in my sling bag if I ever lock my bike up in the city. I think I paid $14 for it and that's totally worth it to keep your behind dry while riding in the rain!