650b Zeppelin Fenders, 52mm - Silver and Noir
These fenders feature an art-deco, zeppelin profile and are available in high polished silver and smooth Noir. They're 52mm wide, designed for 650b wheels, and work with tires up to 44mm wide. We include a hardware kit to work with almost any type of mounting in the same finish as the fenders.
- Fenders are made from aluminum alloy for strength while staying lightweight
- Rear fender is 120cm long and the front is 90cm long
- Both come pre-drilled for stays. Front is pre-drilled for a fork crown mount
- Hardware kit includes: 5mm polished aluminum stays, R-clips and screws, L bracket, reinforcement plates, stay-to-fender closed eyelet bolts, fork crown daruma, sliding bracket, leather washers, and detailed installation instructions
Velo Orange fenders are designed to be full coverage, which means that you and your bike's drivetrain will stay clean of road muck and grime. Both front and rear fenders have full wrap around the width of your tires to eliminate spray in all directions.
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I haven’t had a chance to install them yet, but I’m pleased with how they look.
A bear to install. but so are all fenders even plastic. Re radiused from 650 b to 26 x 42mm tire. Good fender line. Barely wide enough. Needed to cut front fender cause too long. Used Problem solver for fork crown. I used Portland design works extra long front fender attachment for Front fender to Rack & Fork crown and for rear brake bridge as well as their breakaway fender stay attachments for front fork. These keep catastrophe at bay if you get a stick in the spokes.
Breakaways also make easier to adjust the fender not to mention if you cut the fender stays too short ;-)) Looks good and keeps me dry. What else can you ask for?
Lightweight, elegant lines and curves, and none of that notoriously stubborn installation (ahem Berthoud). I can finally make plans to ride to French Fender Day in style. My one gripe is that the ends of the fenders have been crimped, closing off the rolled edges where my thin plastic mudflaps slide. A quick bit of work with some pliers and a wire cutter fixed that.
Ended up getting the Noir and very happy with the look and performance. The shape is very attractive. I'm running them on VO/Blue Lug's Fairweather for Cruise 42s and the clearance goes down to 6mm in places because of frame clearance and the tires expanding slightly. Some dings on the fenders reach through the coating and expose the silver underneath, but this is true for most black aluminum parts and doesn't bother me too much.