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SKS X-Tra-Dry Fender Extras

4.55/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $14.00


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Sure you can strap on a set of heavy, full-wrap fenders to your favorite machineas long as it rains all the time or you don't mind lugging them around on bluebird afternoons. The SKS X-Tra-Dry Rear Fender is the minimalists solution to staying dry without the bulk. The X-Tra-Dry Fender attaches securely and easily to any seatpost, whether you are rolling a mountain bike, cruiser or carbon machine, you'll still arrive home for dinner with a dry butt.


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jeffreykip a Weekend Warrior from Anguillara, Italy

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2010

Strengths:    Works- keeps water/mud in check, easy to put on, weighs nothing, adjustable, fairly cool looking for a mudguard.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
I love to play in the rain and puddles and this keeps me dry enough to keep going. Yes, I still get wet and dirty but this keeps it at a level that lets me still enjoy and ride on. I also use my bike to commute, even in rain, and this helps me show up a little more presentable at work. I have the front one (Shockboard) which is even more "important" as it keeps crud out of my face and crotch. Overall, a great extra gadget that will let you ride in those conditions that your mom tried to keep you out of as a kid. P.S. Yes, it's big enough for Cannondale tubes- not all are.

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Favorite Trail:   Country Roads Take Me Home

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   Decathlon

Similar Products Used:   Other, no-name mud guards.

Bike Setup:   Cannondale F3

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Greg a Weekend Warrior from Toronto, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2007

Strengths:    Easily goes on and off the seatpost, and stays on once attached. Blocks most 'stuff' thrown up by your rear tire.

Weaknesses:    If you think you've tightened the bolt holding it at an angled position, you're probably wrong. I thought I had the bolt tight, but after a few minutes of riding, the guard flopped onto my rear tire and ground up some spots.

Bottom Line:   
A pretty good mudguard, just make SURE that you've tightened the bolt all the way before riding.

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Favorite Trail:   Waterfront Trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Mountain Equipment Co-op

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Trek 3900 with Shockboard on front and X3 (Xtra Dry) on back.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Psycho Mike a Cross Country Rider from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2006

Strengths:    Easy to mount and adjust, fairly wide and fairly robust.

Weaknesses:    Can take a while to get all set up

Bottom Line:   
Keeps the dang black stripe off in the wet stuff. Simple, easy to use design that, once set up, gives plenty of trouble free service. Make sure everything is well tightened and adjusted if you ride in the chop...or else it can move a fair bit on you.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   misc other rear fenders

Bike Setup:   5" FS trail bike

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Roger Warner a Weekend Warrior from Marin, California

Date Reviewed: December 26, 2005

Strengths:    Easy to attach to the seatpost

Weaknesses:    Easy to come loose from seatpost

Bottom Line:   
Good idea, but check you mount point and flap adjustment tension before you ride. Mine slipped mid ride and melted touching my rear tire. Caveat Emptor.

For weekend warriors like myself this is a decent product. If however you are a lazy weekend warrior like a was, this part might not be the fit for you.

My gut reaction is that this would not be a heavy duty enough product for extreme conditions or riders.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   zip

Bike Setup:   04 Fisher HKEK w/most every part upgraded

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ren Desa a Cross Country Rider from Camp Humphreys, South Korea

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2004

Strengths:    Simple yet effective, the plastic is tough and maleable, so it won't break easy, it will bend on impact. Very easy to setup.

Weaknesses:    Easy to remove too, so people with sticky fingers might feel compeled to pull it right out your bike when it's parked in public. I remedied this by putting two thick zip ties around the fender clamp, so that if someone wants to steal it they will have to get busy with a knife or cutters to go through two zip ties. When the rainy season is over here in Korea, I can cut the zip ties myself and stash it away... The fake carbon fiber version is fugly, so buy the simple matte black one.

Bottom Line:   
This is a no-frills fender, very easy to set up and remove. You might want to consider doing the zip tie thing on the clamp if you park your bike in a public place like I do (I use it on my ride-to-work bike). The price is right and so is the build quality.

I have seen other fenders that attach to the seat post that were not as good looking or as easy to set up as this one. I have seen one fender that had two pivot points, so you could change the position of the fender on many ways. But simpler is better here and the SKS single pivot does it for me. I remember my friend with the double pivot fender and how his fender would change position after every hard drop or big hole. Not this one.

On the rain or on wet trails this fender does a good job of keeping the wet stuff outta my ass, which is what it's intended to do, so it does its job well, while looking good and being easy to setup. Good product for a good price.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Pro Cyclery, North Las Vegas, NV

Similar Products Used:   Cheap Korean made Lespo fenders, T.H.E. Frame fender.

Bike Setup:   2004 Gary Fisher Tarpon, Truvativ crank and rings, Crank Bros. Mallet C Pedals, Easton 80mm 0deg stem, Kore handlebar, Kalin bar ends, Shimano hydraulic front disc brakes, Shimano deore front hub on Bontrager rims with Bontrager tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jonathan Wee a Weekend Warrior from Perth, WA, Australia

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2004

Strengths:    - Thank god for sh*t that works
- Light (relatively, weight-weenies need not apply)
- Cheap
- "Unbreakable"
- bloody easy to install


Weaknesses:    - cost more than the front fender (SKS Shockboard, by just a touch, A$10)
- carbon-look version looks hell sh*t, like almost every other componant made to look like carbon fibre and is not carbon fibre. (get the black plastic one)


Bottom Line:   
- affordable
- greatly reduces wet and muddy patch [It WORKS people]
- no-brainer easy to install

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   A$39 at HiWay Cycles

Similar Products Used:   - mud and water on saddle, arse and crouch


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Vesa Kautto a Racer from Espoo

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2003

Strengths:    Price, reliability, easy on and off. I have used it on my MTBs and once also on my road bike. No real assembly problems nor any problems during the use. Stops most of mud from rear wheel

Weaknesses:    It doesn't stop all the mud and dirt in very extreme conditions but I probably wouldn't want to such a system anyway (it would be too heavy). And some mud on a mountain biker looks just right :)

Bottom Line:   
It is such a great product at a very reasonable price that I'm going to get another one. I can definetely recommend this model to everyone. However, SKS makes (made?) another model that looks pretty similar to this one but that one is really quite weak. I was able to break it after just a 20 meter ride because the settings were somewhat incorrect for my full suspension bike... :(

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Scavezzon Bicilette

Similar Products Used:   Zefal, some other

Bike Setup:   Several

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan Roach a Cross Country Rider from Long Island NY

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2003

Strengths:    No tool instalation, Tough plastic no holes yet (Like some others out there) Keeps you dry when it's muddy, and it really does the job

Weaknesses:    None yet stays in place when clamped, Make sure the tension on the screw that adjustes the angle is tight or it will hit your rear wheel.

Bottom Line:   
This fender works great I only use it though when it's muddy or wet and the tooless design works awesome for that. No zip ties or brackets just clamp it and go, remove it when it's not needed thats a great product. PEACE!!

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Favorite Trail:   Pandora & Greenbelt

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Bike Junkie (LBS)

Similar Products Used:   None worth noting (holes and cracking)

Bike Setup:   02 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR XC

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tim a Racer from Arlington

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2003

Strengths:    Light, super quick to install, stays put, looks cool

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I use this on all of my bikes, it is super easy to put on/take off. Stays put when my bike is on the roof rack. I used it all winter, no problems. Has never come off while riding, even on super rough descents.

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Favorite Trail:   anything fast or technical

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Hardtail, FS bike, road bike

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tony a Cross Country Rider from Lafayette,La.

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2003

Strengths:    Simple, effective.

Weaknesses:    May cause clearance problems when you lowwer the seat.

Bottom Line:   
The lock on system seems to hold adjustment really well, But for how long is yet to be seen. Works well in keeping wet mud off my back and bike seat. Not a bad buy for the $$.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $12.00

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Stumper Jumper FSR

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by crg a Cross Country Rider from TN

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2002

Strengths:    Strong,Looks Kool,Works.

Weaknesses:    Make sure it fits your bike.

Bottom Line:   
Best yet...

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $18.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Fuel 80 Trek

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