The new Defender front and rear fenders are the perfect complement to any mountain bike. Special design allows rear fender to be adjusted to fit both hard-tails and full suspension. Quick release seat post attachment and clip-off front fender means you can install and remove fenders in seconds.
Wide profile for maximum coverage.
Rear is fully adjustable in height and angle.
Cool motocross profile looks good on hard-tail and full suspension bikes.
Durable injection molded nylon construction.
Quick release for both front and rear.
Defender FX (front)
Weight: 180 grams
Defender RX (rear)
Weight: 200 grams
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Rated 2 out of 5 by bfallon If your going to leave it on and just use it for commutes its perfect
if you want to whip it on and off for different styles of riding forget about it, its flimsy to fit, never gets tight enough and has so many moving parts its just a waste of your time. The pin if you try to get a good tighten on the ratcheted system, falls out, if you don't want to whip your seat post out to fit it, you have to unwind a plastic clip and then feed the strap back in and then tighten it making sure you don't bend it back or it will pop out again....like I said, if your gonna fit it and your leaving it on, buy it, if your not going to leave it on and want something that's not gonna fall down on trails etc.. don't buy it
16 October 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Could be better
Firstly, I have to comment on the mounting/quick release, extremely fiddly to get right, getting it tight enough not to move on the seatpost involves putting a fair amount of force through it, and removing it from the bike is probably easier if you just loosen it then remove the seatpost from the bike and drop the guard off the bottom. It also shakes alarmingly while riding, not overly convinced of it's longevity but at least it lasted better than it's opposite number on the front.
20 January 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Disappointing
Used this for the first time on a long XC ride and ended up throwing it away as it was ruining a nice descent. I'd already stopped 3 times to try and get it tight enough to stay in place and then it just fell off so I threw it over the nearest wall.
This is down to the ratchet attachment system which is poor, a good idea in theory but in practice its a right faff to get it tight. A simple bolt would have been fine.
Maybe ok on a hardtail but on my full sus. the back wheel kept catching and knocking it out of place.
27 May 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Looks good, functions, weak fastening system
It's light, the grey coloured parts in the picture can be removed to further reduce weight. It functions, no mud on my bum! My only misgiving is that the yellow pin which secures the mechanism has to withstand a large force, especially if you accidentely catch the guard when moving the bike about. So, this is a critical parts and what do the designers decide to make it out of....? PLASTIC! So I snapped one, whole thing in the bin. I bought another for the pros I listed above and tried to be more careful. Snapped the second one in exactly the same way. Shame
22 May 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Poor support
I was initially impressed with the look of the Defender, but I found fitting it to be both easy and a pain in the a**e. Pushing the yellow tab up and twisting it whilst holding the guard in place is fiddly but do-able. The screw needed frequent tightening to stop it bouncing off of the frame and back wheel.
Finally to try and stop it slipping I tightened it up whilst in Swinley. The glue that holds the fabric together around the pin came completely unstuck with me being stuck with a now useless mudguard in the middle of the forest. I had no option but to chuck it as I couldn't carry it back. (Thankfully there was an Enduro taking place with rubbish points so I didn't just abandon it in the Forest.)
09 May 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Try something else.
Pros: it works great once you manage to fit it properly. The blade is wide and long and it protects against mud really well. It looks nice.
Con (a huge one): fitting system, it's really hopeless. You can fit it properly, but it requires a lot of time (seconds needed to mount it mentioned in description are great joke, it takes at least few minutes) and strenght, unfortunately it means it can be easily overtightened and broken. And that's exactly what I did few days ago after a year of using it.
Overall score 2/5 (with reliable mounting system it would be 5)
31 August 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Rapid system to mount/unmount without tools. Y bought it to keep away from the mud the camelbak and it is very efficent.
27 July 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous DO NOT BUY
The thing looks good but you can't get the attachment tight enough without it threatening to snap. The arrangement - with an adjustable strip of webbed beltstrap and plastic screw - is just hopeless. As a result, it just moves around the whole time and you have to keep adjusting it. Only today I asked my cycling companions whether they had ever seen it and/or got it to work. It turned out 4 out of 5 had bought and discarded the thing!! I have lost patience with it after two months and I am here at the website looking for what to replace it with. Be warned!
13 February 2011