Fender reviews?



  • I got my board back today and had a nice ride. I just realized I have a fender sitting here that I never thought about until now. Obviously I would have thought about it if the road were wet or if I was riding over gravel but the roads by my house are pretty clean and dry today.

    So how do you like your fender and how do you use it? Leave it on all the time or put it on as needed? Does it keep all debri away? Does it affect the noise level?



  • Love it, for very specific reasons

    1. lots of thunder storms where I live, mean lots of puddles
    2. less obviously, they mean a fair amount of sand and debris

    Fender fixes both of these issues. Completely. So a 3 mile ride to work is doable and so are runs to meetings and all I need to do is arrive without a soggy or dirty inner pant leg.

    I haven't felt the need to remove and I missed my BTTF opportunity for hot pink wrapping, but may still feel a strong need to do this.



  • @shaunabe I have a 3 mile commute as well but don't have my board yet- how long has the ride been taking you?



  • Better part of 20min. Biggest variable is number of people who will stop you to ask about your OW :)



  • @huber_760 I generally use Google Maps and switch it to Bike mode to estimate travel times on the OW. It's fairly accurate as I think they use 10-12 mph as the bike speed.



  • Love the fender! It is nice never to have to be concerned with dirt going up on your board and in your shoe ext... I think the board is way better with it. The only thing I don't like is the fact that it scratches easily. My friend let someone ride his board and the flipped it over on the concrete. Now it doesn't look so good. I'm a little more picky about who rides my board for that reason. Still wouldn't be without it. I'm looking forward to the hot pink carbon fiber version :) @huber_760 @Franky



  • Unlike a lot of other people here, I have never ridden my OW without my fender. It just worked out that my fender arrived a couple days before my used OW so I just attached it as soon as I had the board in hand since I knew I'd be taking the board off road. I have put some scratches on it, but despite that it has held up well and I've never had to endure mud, water, or small pebbles hitting my leg during a ride.



  • No reason to take it off after you install it. Huge difference. I used to have a pile of small rocks on both sides of the foot pads after a ride. It really looks better too. I would prefer an aluminum fender personally for durability.



  • I like my fender a lot. Probably gonna stick a blutetooth speaker to it!



  • If you off-road or going to crash a lot you need to remove it, already broken 1..



  • Best purchase of the year for me. The fender means more time on the OW for me, which would have been impossible to ride in winter as it rains almost everyday! I'll be getting another as a spare next time I order something from FM!



  • @Code-ster You should definitely ride around a bit without the fender at least just to check it out. Its pretty cool to ride with the tire exposed.



  • I put it it on tonight but didn't get a chance to ride it. The install wasn't super quick but I'll get faster at it with some practice. I agree that the board looks better with the wheel exposed but that's probably a small price to pay most of the time. Also I do like to mix it up and push the limits off road and normally I can expect the board to tumble and roll several times. Sounds like I should remove the fender for this. Since I ride off road pretty regularly I guess I'll spend most of the time with the fender off and put it on mainly when the roads are messy.



  • 0_1445662892342_12036779_10205056989171051_574708502793521014_n.jpg Great fender use!!



  • Rained all night and just had my first ride with fender....one word: awesome! There is no way I would have ridden this morning without the fender but instead I cruised on wet pavement and soggy grass without a care. Hopefully they can work on the durability since I like to ride more aggressively and don't want to buy a supply of fenders.



  • @SC720 I think today's the day:wink:



  • I don't have my OW yet, but if you like the exposed look, do you really need a fender that goes all the way around the wheel? I am thinking of some sort of flexible rubber brush on both sides of the wheel to keep things water and debris from splashing up but not need to go all around?

    See my beautiful MS paint diagram

    0_1445721763543_Brush Fender.jpg

    Would this work?



  • @rainynite said:

    I don't have my OW yet, but if you like the exposed look, do you really need a fender that goes all the way around the wheel? I am thinking of some sort of flexible rubber brush on both sides of the wheel to keep things water and debris from splashing up but not need to go all around?

    See my beautiful MS paint diagram

    0_1445721763543_Brush Fender.jpg

    Would this work?

    it would work one direction - but the front one would be eaten up by the wheel - it would be like when trousers get stuck between the wheel and wood



  • @SC720 My verdict: Equally as fun without the fender and I noticed way more heads turning. It's like, with the entire wheel exposed, people just seem to "get it."



  • @Code-ster That was pretty much my thought too. I'll be keeping the fender on for now but I do love it without also. I noticed more gawkers with the wheel exposed as well.


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