Bicycle Accessories. Gearing up your touring bike.

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We’re going to start a series of threads discussing all the accessories you can think of when it comes to touring bikes. We welcome comments if you’ve owned, seen, or use any of the accessories we mention. If you have other recommendations, post them in the comments.

Fenders

Civia Fenders

Civia Fender

Civia Fender

These fenders accommodate 700 x 35c tires. They are pricier than the Planet Bike and SKS models. They retail for about 70 US dollars.

Planet Bike Fenders

These are the least expensive of the three fenders we’ve looked at. They come in a wide-range of sizes and models and are quite reliable like the SKS fenders.  Most models, especially those in the hybrid/touring type like the Cascadia, come with mudflaps attached.  Nice value to be found here.  Generally quite high rated reviews on most of Planet Bike fenders, with common grievances being a slight lack of coverage.  They are said to be reliable, strong, and fairly light.  Most fenders are gonna require a little altering to fit your touring bike because of the racks and such, so don’t be scared away by reviews saying the owners had to do work to get them to fit.  You’ll find that with all models.

Planet Bike Fenders

Planet Bike Fenders

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