You're going to get wet if you ride in the rain. But, that doesn't mean you have to bear the brunt of constantly being soaked with splash from your own wheels. The Topeak DeFender iGlow X700c Fender Set not only keeps you a tad drier, it also keeps you visible, for those heart-pounding nighttime sprints home.
- Q & A
Good idea in theory..
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I bought these so that I would have more incentive to commute to and from my night shifts at the local ER. I was really excited about these because of the amount of visibility they would provide in addition to hopes of having a fender that is more effective than my current one. I was very disappointed when they would not fit on my bike without doing some serious modifications to them. I tried adjusting them every way possible but if I attach the rear fender supports to my seat stays there isn't enough clearance for the wheel. I was able to attach the front fender however the rubber strap broke from the tension about 5 minutes after installing.
If you can get these to fit on your bike I think they would be a great addition. The lights give visibility from behind and from the sides.