4 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
Giant OCR with 25mm tires.
I had the original version on the bike for a year, then installed the new version. No clearance problems. The new version has really great protection for the front derailleur and the longer fender tails make a noticeable difference.
I removed the fenders for summer. Just put them back on this week. I left the tabs on the frame to make it easier to reinstall. I found that the biggest setup hassle was figuring out the best attachment points to the frame and fork. Watch the videos on the Crud website a few times and don't be in a hurry to install. I took the wheels and chain off and put the bike on a stand to make the job a lot easier.
Once the finders are mounted correctly they work great. Once in a while I need to make a slight adjustment to the alignment of the attachment tabs, but this is just pushing and pulling on them a bit to get the fenders back in alignment. I used the Planet Bike half-fenders for a couple of years. They were a much bigger hassle to set up and keep in alignment and they didn't work nearly as well in the rain.
The fenders are somewhat fragile. If you need to take the bike into the shop after installing the fenders, my advice is to remove the tails from both fenders. Bike shops, even the ones that sell these fenders, just aren't used to dealing with them. My bike shop broke off a tail and one of the guys at work had a similar experience. The material is polypropylene, not polycarbonate, so the fenders aren't real sturdy. I dropped the bike, nearly standing still, and the impact broke the fenders at the point where the stays attach. That's why I now have the new version. But this is the best fender set I've seen for a carbon frame bike.
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