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Cream longboards on a 48cm Sam.

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Made in: Deutschland

Availability: eta early Oct - Ships UPS Ground only
product code: FE2


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SKS Longboard P45

The current best SKS fender are no less excellent than they've always been, but the Longboards are longer, so they're slightly better. Mark and Jay here had a lot of input on them over several months and prototypes, and came up with their dream fenders, and these are them, and they seem to be perfect. You will never suffer a rain or blast through a puddle and wish for any more coverage, any different detail.

We've heard they'll come in lots of colors, and we've seen most of those, but we're picking the silvers and creams, since those look good on any bike. SKS make our favorite fenders of any and they come with flexy, fantastic mudflaps.

The P45 fits 700c wheels with up to 40mm wide tires, and some 650b bikes, with tires up to 40mm, can fit it too.

For most 650b-wheel bikes you'll need to take off the long front fender flap or swap it out with the shorty flap. This is because the smaller wheel diameter of 650b can put the flap-end of the front fender too close to the ground. In most 650b cases, the P50 works better.

If the stays that come with these fenders aren't long enough for your bike (unusual), then get the longer stay fender hardware kit here.

Comparison specs Longboard (LB) vs the regular (REG) SKS fenders on a 650B Sam Hillborne with 38mm tires.

Rear fender ground clearance:
LB 8" vs REG 13"

Front fender ground clearance (more ground clearance = wetter feet):
LB 1-1/2" vs REG 8"

Top of front wheel coverage (more coverage = less face spray):
LB 9-1/2" vs REG 7-1/2"
Features & How to use it
  • Really long

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 13   Write a review.

  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Hetres, Rumpkins, Marathons, fit under the P45. November 6, 2014
Reviewer: Michael from United States  
Brushed aluminum looking.
I love the full coverage length of the fenders.
Easy to drill holes for mounting a tail light. A wood bit goes through like butter.

Only downside:
Can't get the nose of the front fender to hug the contour of the front 650b wheel/tire. It may be my inability to get it aligned right. May be tricks to the trade that I don't know.

5 stars for the installation video, too. It is a MUST SEE before attempting installation. So helpful.
It is uncanny how the folks at Rivendell think of just the right mechanics videos on their site for "Un-mechanics" like me.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Works great with 26"x1.5". May 29, 2014
Reviewer: TwigJumper from California  
I bought the silver set and replaced the front long mudflap with the short one that Riv sells. They look really sleek on my '92 StumpJumper commuter, but it took a decent amount of effort to make them look good. I made a shim at the fender bridge by the bottom bracket out of a rear reflector, bent some of the mounting plates a certain way, etc. Now, the fenders look amazing with my 26" x 1.5" Vittoria Randonneur Pro tires. I wouldn't got past 26" x 1.5" for these P45 fenders, though.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
good fenders October 13, 2013
Reviewer: james valiensi from northridge, CA United States  
These fenders appear to be improved over the SKS fenders of several years ago.
I made the mistake of installing them and watching the video of Mark installing them after I finished - I then had to redo them.
The coverage of the 650B Schwalbe tires is very good. The mud flaps are very nice and the fenders follow the tire lines really well.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Great Fenders May 2, 2013
Reviewer: Jack Stewart from Bella Vista, AR United States  
These are great fenders.   Install pretty easily on my Homer.   Ride nice and quiet.  Great value and great fenders.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Terribly useful - and eye-catching April 22, 2013
Reviewer: Kate from Metro STL  
I rode (to work and for fun) in some cold, windy, wet stuff this winter before I had the cream version put on my red bike. I still ride (to work and for fun) in wet conditions, and now the color combination is a conversation-starter. The only time my feet get wet now is when I curve through standing water. I ride in Keens now that it's warm, so no bigs there. I love these fenders because they look good and perform better.

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